Former CEO of BBVA and current chairman of Caixabank, Jose Ignacio Goirigolzari, testified before a judge of the National Court this Monday, Manuel Garcia CastellonWhich did not interfere in any way with the recruitment of CENYT, the trade group of now retired Commissioner Jose Manuel. villarejoAttributing it to Francisco González, the then president of the BBVA.
According to legal sources consulted by Europa Press, Goirigolzari reported that he learned that the BBVA had hired an intelligence agency from conversations that took place around 2004 or 2005. angel canoeThere was also a former CEO of the bank who had other internal responsibilities at the time.
Goirigolzari has said that Cano explained to him that he had hired a intelligence AgencyAlthough he does not remember whether he mentioned CENYT or Villarejo’s names in connection with the problem. sasirWhich at that time was trying to get into BBVA shareholding.
According to his account, Goirigolzari became enraged as he was dealing with the alleged Sasir offensive and saw it as a betrayal to him that he learned “a posteriori” that the services of an intelligence agency had been hired for the case. . ,
When asked by the parties who could order the hiring of Villarejo, he replied that he, who was No. 2 at the time, was No. 1, the only person without the CEO’s ability to make such a decision, Pointing thus to Gonzalez.
Goirigolzari points to Francisco Gonzalez as responsible for hiring Villarejo at BBVA