Francisco González is a Mexican banker who serves as the Chairman and CEO of BBVA, one of the largest banks in Spain. He was born in Mexico City on December 6, 1955, to parents who were both bankers. González has two brothers and one sister. He received his early education at the American School Foundation in Mexico City and then went on to study economics at the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla. After graduation, he began his career as a trainee at Banco de Comercio e Industria in Mexico City. He later worked for several banks in Spain, including Banesto and BBVA, before becoming Chairman and CEO of BBVA in 2000.
González is widely respected in the banking industry, and under his leadership BBVA has become one of the largest and most profitable banks in Spain. He has also been active in philanthropy, and has donated millions of euros to charitable causes. In addition to his work at BBVA, González serves on the boards of several companies, including Telefónica and Iberdrola. He is married and has three children.