Relevant corporate structures

The Chief Risk Officer Governance Area, in which the risk management functions are concentrated, including the controls on the risk management and internal validation process, represents a “second line of defence” in the management of corporate risks that is separate and independent from the business supporting functions.

This Area is responsible for governing the macro process of definition, approval, control and implementation of the Group’s Risk Appetite Framework with the support of the other corporate functions involved, as well as assisting the Corporate Bodies in setting the Group’s risk management guidelines and policies, in accordance with the company’s strategies and objectives, and coordinates and verifies their implementation by the responsible units of the Group, also within the various corporate areas, in addition to ensuring the management of the Group’s overall risk profile, by establishing methods and monitoring exposure to the various types of risk and reporting the situation periodically to the Corporate Bodies. It also implements the level II controls of credit and other risks, and ensures the validation of internal risk measurement systems.

The Chief Risk Officer Governance Area is responsible for operational implementation of the strategic and management guidelines along the Bank’s entire decision-making chain, down to individual operational units. The risk control functions of subsidiaries with a decentralised management model and the representatives of the Parent Company’s risk control function at subsidiaries with a centralised management model report to it.

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