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Berklee and BBVA Come Together to Promote Talent, Innovation, and Social Commitment

María M. Iturriaga, executive director Berklee Valencia; David Conde, director of BBVA’s Eastern Territory Division

Berklee Valencia and BBVA have signed an annual collaboration agreement that includes institutional activities, social projects, and professional development opportunities for Berklee students.

Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain, and BBVA have signed a collaboration agreement pledging to support and develop young talent, with special attention on education, innovation, and social commitment. The agreement is the result of both institutions identifying synergies in terms of education, sustainability, and institutional values. 

“Berklee considers education as a fundamental pillar of an egalitarian, innovative, and socially and environmentally committed society.” said María M. Iturriaga, executive director at the Valencia campus. “This alliance with BBVA will help us to better prepare our students, both personally and professionally.”

David Conde, director of BBVA’s Eastern Territory Division, said that “joining one of the most reputable colleges in the world—a catalyst for talent, innovation, and diversity—allows us to materialize our purpose of creating opportunities. We are proud to partner with Berklee in supporting the professional development of hundreds of students, while working together towards a better and more inclusive future. 

The relationship has already borne its first fruits with BBVA’s support of the Berklee Showcase Concert XIII, a virtual concert presenting the talent of Berklee Valencia students. The event took place last week and was streamed live on YouTube to close out the Berklee Global Career Summit. In addition, the agreement includes support for social projects with third-sector entities, seminars with artists and professionals from the music and the entertainment industries, and workshops promoting diversity, equality, and inclusion. 

The agreement also opens the possibility for BBVA employees, and/or their clients, to attend certain Berklee Valencia activities, such as recording sessions, rehearsals, concerts, campus tours, and more. 

BBVA is a global financial group founded in 1857 with a vision focused on the customer. It has a leading position in the Spanish market, is the biggest financial institution from Mexico, and counts with leader franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States. It is also the first stakeholder of BBVA Garanti in Turkey. BBVA’s main goal is creating more accessible opportunities for everyone, focusing on the real needs of their clients, and helping them make the best financial decisions through an easy and convenient experience. Its model of responsible banking pursues a more inclusive and sustainable society.