- Creation of shareholder value, ability to raise funds on the markets and diversification of activities were among the main criteria.
Madrid, Spain, 7-1-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The chief executive of Bankinter, María Dolores Dancausa, has been selected by Forbes Magazine as the best CEO of an Ibex 35 company in 2013, according to the ranking drawn up by that publication with the advice of Deloitte, el Instituto de Empresa, and Ernst & Young.
Forbes’ idea was to rank the performance in 2013 of managers who are in charge of the 35 companies that make up the selective Ibex 35 index. The list takes into account criteria such as the creation of shareholder value in the stock market, the ability to raise new funds in the markets, and policies of diversification of activities, among others.
Also, as 2013 was yet another year marked by difficulties in the macroeconomic environment and by adjustments and restructuring policies, the best human resources and debt reduction strategies, carried out by the executives in their respective companies, were also taken into account when compiling the list.
This recognition of María Dolores Dancausa’s management capacity has coincided with her completing three full years as chief executive of Bankinter. During these three years, the company has continued to produce recurring benefits and, according to the sectorial report of Oliver Wyman, it occupies a place in Group 0 among the most solvent banks. Bankinter also maintains the lowest debt ratio in the sector. In addition to improving performance, among the main achievements María Dolores Dancausa obtained on her arrival were the increase in levels of capital (the EBA capital ratio of the bank reached 11.7% in September), and the improvement to the financing structure which strengthened retail funding.