Luis de la Fuente

Chief Audit Executive

Professional Experience and Responsibilities
Luis de la Fuente serves as Chief Audit Executive for BBVA Compass and BBVA USA, reporting to José Luis de los Santos, BBVA Group’s global head of Internal Audit, and to the Audit and Compliance Committee of the BBVA Compass Board of Directors. In his role, he provides assurance on governance effectiveness, and oversees risk management and control processes. De la Fuente has more than 19 years of experience in internal audit, and has served as the head of Internal Audit for BBVA Spain and Portugal, and for Corporate Investment Banking. He has served the bank in multiple locations around the world, including Mexico and Turkey.

Professional and Community Activities
De la Fuente is a member of the Institute of the Internal Auditors and the Madrid College of Economists. At Madrid's IEB Business School, he served as an instructor in the Executive Master in Management of Financial Institutions program. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) from the Institute of Internal Auditors.

De la Fuente holds a degree in economics with a focus on economic theory from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and a master’s degree in banking and financial markets from Universidad de Cantabria.


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