Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the highest governing body of the Cristóbal Balenciaga Foundation. 

 EX OFFICIO TRUSTEES

MINISTRY OF CULTURE represented by:

•    Mr. Román Fernández-Baca Casares, in his capacity as Director-General of Fine Arts.
•    Ms. Carmen Jiménez Sanz, in her capacity as Deputy Director-General of State Museums.

BASQUE GOVERNMENT represented by:

•    Mr. Bingen Zupiria Gorostidi, in his capacity as Minister of Culture with the Basque Government.
•    Mr. Jose Ángel Muñoz Otegi, in his capacity as Vice-Minister of Culture with the Basque Government.

PROVINCIAL COUNCIL OF GIPUZKOA represented by:

•    Mr. Denis Itxaso González, in his capacity as Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport.
•    Ms. Maite Barruetabeña Zenekorta, in her capacity as Director-General of Public Function.  

GETARIA TOWN COUNCIL represented by:

•    Mr. Haritz Alberdi, in his capacity as the Mayor of Getaria.

APPOINTED MEMBERS

•    Mr. Modesto Lomba Caneda, in his capacity as Chairman of the ASOCIACIÓN DE CREADORES DE MODA DE ESPAÑA.
•    Mr. Agustín Medina Balenciaga.
•    Ms. Sonsoles Diez de Rivera e Icaza. PRESIDENT OF THE PATRONAGE COMMITTEE. 
•    Mr. Eloy Martínez de la Pera Celada.

The elected representatives of the BOARD OF TRUSTEES are:

PRESIDENT OF THE FOUNDATION’S BOARD OF TRUSTEES
•     Mr. Bingen Zupiria Gorostidi, in his capacity as Minister of Culture with the Basque Government.
VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE FOUNDATION’S BOARD OF TRUSTEES
•   Mr. Haritz Alberdi, in his capacity as the Mayor of Getaria.


The Foundation’s Board of Trustees has an Executive Committee presided over by Mr. Denis Itxaso González, in his capacity as Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport.

The Foundation also has the following HONORARY APPOINTMENTS:

•    Honorary Presidents of the Foundation: Their Royal Highnesses the King and Queen of Spain.
•    Founding Chairman of the Foundation: Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy.

The members of the Cristóbal Balenciaga Foundation’s Board of Trustees do not receive remuneration for their appointments.