Ignacio Vicente holds a degree in Business Management and Administration from the Autonomous University of Madrid and an Executive MBA from IESE, he is a trade specialist and state economist and holds the CFA and FRM professional qualifications.
In 2007, he began to work as an economist for the Public Administration. After a year with the Secretary of State for Trade, he was assigned to the Spanish Treasury where he held several senior positions including Deputy Assistant Director General for the Management and Financing of Public Debt and Chief of Staff of the General Secretariat of the Treasury.
From 2015 until his appointment as ICO CFO, he served as the Head of the Investee Companies Department at the FROB, where he was principally involved in the management and monitoring of the State's shareholding in Bankia and, in particular, in preparing the Strategic and Tactical Committees which monitored the bank's progress.
He has been a member of the board of directors of the European Investment Bank and volunteers for CFA Society Spain where he serves as Advocacy Chair. He has also lectured at University Carlos III in Madrid as an associate professor.
As ICO's Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for designing and evaluating the general lines of action of the ICO Group and its strategy. The Finance and Strategy Department will analyse, within the areas for which it is responsible, the expected trends and conditions of financial markets and national and international capital markets, and will prepare proposals for adapting ICO, its strategy and its activities, with particular attention to developments and initiatives in the context of the European Union and the adoption of new technologies.
It will also analyse and propose the management of the financial risks on its balance sheet, capture the funds and resources needed for ICO's lending activity in the market, and carry out the necessary financial investment and hedging transactions, as well as treasury management, including the development of new products and services, if appropriate.