Patricia Estany was born in Barcelona in 1962. She holds a degree in business administration and an MBA from ESADE, and also completed a PIM (International Management Program) at the HEC Paris school, as well as an AMP (Advanced Management Program) at the Harvard Business School. She began her professional career at ANDERSEN CONSULTING, in their Paris office, in 1985. From 1997 to 2004, she led the internationalisation and restructuring processes of different family-owned companies for which Patricia Estany worked. She has 25 years of international experience in the financial sector, and has held senior positions in different companies, including LOMBARD ODIER (2008-2010), CONSULNOR CATALUNYA (2005-2008) and CREDIT LYONNAIS, both in New York and London (1988-1993).
She is the current Managing Director of J.P. MORGAN INTERNATIONAL UD., a company which she joined in Spain in 2010 to give momentum to the Private Banking business, after having worked in London for J.P. MORGAN (1993-1996) in the investment banking area, as Head of Structured Financing (Capital Markets) for Spain, France, Belgium and Portugal. As far as the financial and social areas are concerned, she is the founder and Chair of the QUIERO TRABAJO Foundation, an institution aimed at promoting the reintegration of women in vulnerability risk. She has also been Vice-President (2003-2007) and member of the Board (2000-2007) of ESADE Alumni, member of the Board of Trustees of the ESADE Foundation (2014-2018) and member of the Executive Board of FOMENT DEL TREBALL (2014-2018).