Carina Szpilka Lázaro
First appointment: 29/05/15
Last appointment: --
Ms. Carina Szpilka Lázaro has served as director of Grifols, S.A since May 2015. She is currently a partner at KFund Venture Capital. She began her professional career in the financial sector working at Banco Santander and Argentaria (now part of BBVA). In 1998 she was part of the team that founded ING Direct in Spain, where she was CEO from 2010 to 2013, having held the same position in ING Direct France from 2008 to 2010.
She holds a degree in Business Administration from the Comillas Pontifical University of Madrid (ICADE) and an Executive MBA from the IE Business School of Madrid .
Ms. Carina Szpilka Lázaro is currently an independent director at Abanca and at Meliá Hotels International, as well as member of the Advisory Board of Reparalia and President of Adigital. She is also a member of the Professional Board of ESADE. 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).