By John Smith • 24 April 2020 • 15:25
A SPANISH non-executive director of the Bank of East Asia (BEA), Isidro Fainé Casas, has resigned from his position due to the coronavirus pandemic and the distance between Spain and Hong Kong.
He is the chairman of the board of trustees of the Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona ‘la Caixa’ Banking Foundation a shareholder of the company.
Sr Fainé explained that it has become increasingly difficult to devote the time and effort necessary amid the current situation, but the bank has engaged him as a special advisor.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
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