HOUSTON, May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass announced today that José 'Pepe' Olalla has been tapped as its head of business development, an interim post he has held since December 2015 and one that plays a key role in the bank's ongoing digital transformation in the face of changing consumer demands.
In his role, Olalla will be responsible for the marketing, consumer and business banking, payments, customer experience, channel development and business strategy. He is a member of the bank's management committee.
"Pepe is both accomplished and experienced," said BBVA Compass Chairman and CEO Manolo Sánchez. "He's been recognized as one of the leading innovators in his field, and it's a strength that has helped BBVA and BBVA Compass both carve out reputations as boundary-pushers and smart strategists in our rapidly changing industry."
Olalla was named a finalist for CIO of the Year in Europe in 2013, landed on Bank Technology News' top innovators list in 2012, and was just named to the HITEC 50 for 2016.
Olalla has worked with BBVA for more than 24 years, including in roles in Argentaria before it merged with BBV, becoming BBVA. He was most recently BBVA Group's chief information officer for Digital Banking, and has also held positions in strategy, marketing, business development, innovation and information technology.
Among Olalla's key accomplishments while at BBVA were initiating the agreement to sponsor the Spanish soccer championship league La Liga, the design of the global branch model, spearheading the global adoption of Google Apps for Business, driving the adoption of agile methodology and deploying the new core banking platform in several countries.
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About BBVA Group
BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). The BBVA Group is the largest financial institution in Spain and Mexico, has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States and is also the leading shareholder in Garanti, Turkey's largest bank based on market capitalization. Its diversified business is focused on high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies best practices. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at bbva.com.
About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 674 branches, including 345 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 75 in Arizona, 62 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 20 in New Mexico, and commercial and private client offices throughout the U.S. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (4th). BBVA Compass recently earned top nods for best mobile app and best regional bank in the South & West in Money magazine's annual list of the Best Banks in America. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at bbvacompass.com, by following @BBVACompassNews on Twitter or visiting newsroom.bbvacompass.com.
BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank.
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