Miguel Blesa

Spanish banker
Blesa in September 2016

Miguel Blesa de la Parra (8 August 1947 – 19 July 2017) was a Spanish banker. He was the chairman of the Spanish bank Caja Madrid from 1996 to 2010.[1][2][3][4] He was born in Linares, Jaén, Spain.

In February 2017, Blesa received a six-year jail term in connection with the misuse of company credit cards. Cards were misused by a number of people, including Blesa himself, during the many years he was chairman of Caja Madrid.[5]

Blesa was found dead on a private hunting estate near Córdoba, Spain on 19 July 2017, with a shotgun wound to the chest at the age of 69.[6][5]


  1. "Ex-Spanish Banker Is Released on Bail After a Night in Jail". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  2. Ortiz, Fiona (3 March 2014). "Spanish ex-banker Blesa questioned by judge in mis-selling case". Reuters. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  3. "Spanish court orders ex-bankers to deposit millions of euros". The Daily Mail. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  4. Minder, Raphael G. (18 May 2013). "Former Executive of Caja Madrid Briefly Jailed; Banker Posts Bail after Judge Acts, Even before Charges Are Filed". International Herald Tribune. Questia.com. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Spanish Banker Miguel Blesa Found Dead on Country Estate". Reuters. The New York Times. 19 July 2017. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  6. López-Fonseca, Óscar (19 July 2017). "Miguel Blesa, hallado muerto en una finca de caza de Córdoba". El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 July 2017.