BBVA Compass CEO,
BBVA U.S. Country Manager
Javier Rodríguez Soler was named President and CEO of BBVA Compass and U.S. country manager for the BBVA Group in January 2019. He is also responsible for BBVA operations in New York and the BBVA Bancomer Houston Agency.
Rodríguez Soler was previously the BBVA Group's global head of Strategy and M&A, where his corporate development functions included setting the strategy at both the Group and country level, giving him extensive exposure to the U.S. His area of responsibility also included the Real Estate and Equity Holdings units. Rodríguez Soler joined the bank in 2008 as a managing director for Corporate & Investment Banking.
Prior to BBVA, Rodríguez Soler was director of Investor Relations and director of Strategy and M&A with Spanish utility Endesa, where he worked for five years. He was also an engagement manager with McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm.
Rodríguez Soler is married with two children and lives in Houston.
Professional and Community Activities
Rodríguez Soler has served as a professor at CEU-Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Rodríguez Soler holds a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School in New York and received a degree in Business Administration and Management at CUNEF in Madrid.