REGION B – EUROPE
THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC
(April 14-15, 1912 – North Atlantic Ocean)
Pablo Hernandez de Cos
(Governor, Bank of Spain)
ROTHSCHILD OWNED & CONTROLLED CENTRAL BANK
The Official Story
PABLO HERNÁNDEZ DE COS
(Governor of the Bank of Spain, 2018+)
Pablo Hernández de Cos (born January 20, 1971) is a Spanish economist who serves as the 70th Governor of the Bank of Spain, as Chairman of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and as Chair of the Advisory Technical Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board.
Hernández de Cos is the second youngest governor since Spain’s transition to democracy after José Ramón Álvarez Rendueles, who was appointed governor in 1978, at the age of 38.
Hernández de Cos joined the Bank of Spain in 1997 as economist of its research service. Between 2004 and 2007 he was advisor to the executive board of the European Central Bank. From 2015 he held the position of general director of the Directorate General of Economy and Statistics of the organization after the resignation of Luis Malo de Molina who had held the position since 1992.
On May 28, 2018, Hernández de Cos was proposed by the Spanish Government for the position of governor of the Bank of Spain, and on May 30 was appointed to the position effective June 11; when he made a promise before Felipe VI of Spain at a ceremony held at Palace of Zarzuela. His appointment was one of the last decisions of the Government of Mariano Rajoy before the vote of no confidence that was successful and resulted in the downfall of Rajoy’s government.
The press has highlighted the technical nature of Hernández de Cos’ profile, with no political past. The Ministry of Economy, following the announcement of his appointment, stressed that “he is an excellent candidate for the post of governor due to his great technical training, particularly in banking and monetary matters; his political independence; and his experience and prestige in the Bank of Spain and the European Central Bank.” Unidos Podemos has described him as “a hawk, but with an impeccable technical profile and, at least, he knows economics.” Hernández de Cos himself has publicly advocated for giving the Spanish parliament a greater role in the appointment of central bank chiefs and extending future governorship terms to eight years from six.
In March 2019, Hernández de Cos succeeded Stefan Ingves as chairman of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) for a three-year term that can be renewed once. In July 2019, he was appointed Chair of the Advisory Technical Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board.