Carlos Torres Vila (born in Salamanca, 24 February 1966) is a Spanish banker, who since May 2015 has been the CEO of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and since January 2019 the president of that bank.

Carlos Torres Vila
Born (1966-02-24) 24 February 1966 (age 53)
Salamanca, Spain
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology
SalaryUS$5.2 million (2016)[1]
TitleCEO, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
TermMay 2015-
Board member ofGaranti Bank


He completed his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at the same university. Torres Vila also holds a law degree from the UNED.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Carlos began his professional career at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company where he became partner in 1997.

He was later recruited by Endesa as the Director of Strategy & Corporate Development, where he was subsequently appointed as a member of the steering committee and Director of Finance/CFO of the company.

In September 2008 he joined the Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria as the Director of Corporate Strategy and Development and a member of its management committee.

In March 2014 he was appointed as Digital Banking Director, a position that he held until May 2015, when he replaced his predecessor Ángel Cano as President and COO of BBVA in order to accelerate the transformation of the Bank.[3][4]

Torres Vila is a member of the board of directors at the Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and the Turkish bank Garanti Bank and represents BBVA in the Board of Trustees of Endeavor España.[5]


  1. ^ "Here's what the CEOs of the world's biggest banks earn". Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Carlos Torres Vila, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA: Profile & Biography". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2015-10-28.
  3. ^ Neumann, Jeannette. "Spain's BBVA Appoints New President". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2015-10-28.
  4. ^ "BBVA - Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA: Appointment of President & COO and new organization structure - The Wall Street Transcript". The Wall Street Transcript. Retrieved 2015-10-28.
  5. ^ Biographies | Carlos Torres Vila, CEO of BBVA