By Maitane Sardon


The share of female board members in public companies trading on the Spanish stock exchange rose last year.

As of 2021, more than 29% of board positions at Spanish public companies were held by women, up from roughly 26% in 2020, according to figures published by Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores, or CNMV.

The Spanish stock market regulator said the share of women in the Ibex 35, Spain's benchmark stock index, rose to 34.2%, compared with 31.3% in the previous year. Still, the figure came in behind the country's target of 40%.

Of the companies in the Ibex 35, eight companies, including Spanish airport operator Aena and energy company Naturgy, don't meet the target of having at least 30% of women in board seats, set previously by the CNMV.


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May 19, 2022 07:59 ET (11:59 GMT)

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