Bio Details

Ligia Torres Fentanes

Retired Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Torres’ professional experience includes over 30 years in the financial sector across capital markets, wealth management and asset management, where she held operational, managerial and board positions covering Latin America, Asia, and Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The last 20 years of her professional career were within the BNP Paribas Group. From 2013 up to her retirement in 2021, she worked in the asset management division where she first led the emerging market activities to subsequently become Chief Executive Officer of the Asia Pacific region based in Hong Kong. 

At present, she is a director of the Union de Banque Privee ( UBP) in Switzerland and Alfred Berg AM (Norway).

Ms. Torres has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Instituto Teconologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) and postgraduate degrees in International Finance and Derivatives from HEC (Paris) and from the University of Paris Dauphine IX.  She has followed the Oxford University program on Corporate Sustainability Leadership and the Non-executive Director program of the FT, focused on Corporate Governance. She is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian. 
The Board considers as particularly valuable Ms. Torre’s prior board work contributing to the definition and implementation of growth strategies, the reinforcement of governance and risk control frameworks and on the elaboration of strategy in sustainability.

Independent Director