Rodrigo Buenaventura


Rodrigo Buenaventura was born in Madrid in 1968 and graduated with a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 1991.

Currently, he serves as Chair of CNMV since December 2020, for a mandate of four years. As an ESMA Board member, he chairs the IPISC and MISC committees. As an IOSCO Board member, he is a vice-chair at the Sustainability Task Force.

Previously, in 2017 he was appointed Director General for Markets at CNMV. He led four departments, with a team of 120 officers, dealing with supervision and policy on secondary markets, primary markets (IPOs, prospectuses and takeovers), financial reporting, corporate governance and market abuse investigations.

In 2011 he was appointed the first Head of Markets of the then newly-created ESMA. He was in charge of policy on post-trading, secondary markets, market data and market conduct (short selling and market abuse). During this period, he contributed to the build-up of the organisation and led the team that undertook the drafting and consultation of technical standards under many EU regulations enacted after the financial crisis: EMIR, MiFID II (markets side), CSDR, Short Selling, Market Abuse, Benchmarks and SFTR, and managed the support for several ESMA committees like PTSC, MISC, CDTF and SMSC.

In 2007 he was appointed Head of Secondary Markets of the CNMV, in charge of supervision and regulation of market abuse, trading and post-trading infrastructure and trading and settlement rules.
In 2005 he joined the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) as Head of the International Department, taking responsibility for relations with IOSCO, CESR and other international organisations and the coordination of CNMV’s participation in the rule-making process of the EU (European Securities Committee) at the time when level 2 of MiFID I was being negotiated.

He spent the first eleven years of his career (1993-2004) in the private sector as a financial consultant at a leading Spanish consulting company (AFI). First as a fixed income and monetary policy analyst, then as a partner of the firm and member of the executive committee, specialising in asset and liability management, securities issuance, debt management, rating advice and public finance.


8 March: 12:00- 12:15

Fireside Chat
Sustainable Finance, ESG & Governance