Juan José López Burniol, born in Alcanar in 1945, Vice-Chairman of Fundación Bancaria Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona “la Caixa” since March 2017, of which he is Trustee since June 2014. Member of the Board of Directors of CriteriaCaixa since June 2014 and member of the Appointments and Remunerations Committee of CriteriaCaixa since its constitution in 2014. He was appointed General Counsel for the Assembly of "la Caixa” on behalf of ESADE, from April 2005 until June 2014, and was a member of the Board of Directors of "la Caixa" and Trustee of the "la Caixa" Foundation during the same period. He was also a member on the Board of Directors of CaixaBank since June 2011 until June 2016.
He graduated with a Law Degree from the University of Navarra. His activities are focused in four areas: professional, as a notary public (now retired); institutional, as a member of various institutions; academic, as a professor of law; and journalism, as a regular contributor to various articles.
He had been a notary public from 1971 to 2015. He was Dean of the Association of Notaries of Catalonia (1987 – 1990) and Vice-Chairman of the General Council of Notaries (1987 – 1990).
He has also served as a Judge on the High Court of the Mitra de Andorra (1987 – 1993), and Magistrate and First President of the Constitutional Court of the Principality of Andorra (1993 – 2001). A member of the Legal Advisory Commission of the Government of Catalonia (1998 – 2005) and Chairman of the Social Council of the University of Barcelona (2004 – 2007).
Moreover, he has also lectured as a professor of Civil Law at the National University of Distance Education (1977 – 1982), at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1982 – 1990) and at the Pompeu Fabra University (1990 – 2000). He is currently a board member of Inmo Criteria Caixa, S.A. and of Icària, Iniciatives Socials, SAL.
He has also been a regular contributor, at various stages, for the newspapers “La Vanguardia”, “El Periódico”, “El País” and “El Punt-Avui”, “TV3”, “8tv” and “Catalunya Ràdio”. He was Chairman of “Tribuna Barcelona” (1995 – 2005).
Last updated: July 2018