BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Carina Szpilka Lázaro
Position: Lead Director
First appointment: 29/05/15
Last appointment: 24/05/19
Ms. Carina Szpilka Lázaro has served as director of Grifols, S.A. since May 2015 and is the Lead Independent director of the Grifols' Board since February 2022. She earned a degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas in Madrid (ICADE) and an Executive MBA from the Instituto de Empresa of Madrid.
She began her professional career in the financial sector working at Banco Santander and Argentaria (now known as BBVA). In 1998 she was part of the team that founded ING Direct in Spain, where she held the position of CEO from 2010 to 2013, having previously held said position in ING Direct France from 2008 to 2010.
She is currently a partner at KFund Venture Capital, an independent director at Abanca and Meliá Hotels International, as well as Chairwoman of Adigital. She has received numerous awards. Among others, in 2011 she was given the "Female Executive of the Year" award by the Spanish Federation of Female Directors, Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs (Federación Española de Mujeres Directivas – FEDEPE). During 4 years, she was also a member of the UNICEF Foundation. Her academic and professional background has provided her with financial, accounting and audit skills.