Abia, a former top executive at Tokyo-based medical firm Olympus will take over on April 1, Grifols said in a filing to the stock market regulator CNMV.

Additionally, the company said Raimon Grifols and Victor Grifols, respectively Chief Corporate Officer and Chief Operating Officer, will voluntarily leave their jobs, though both will remain board members.

(Reporting by Inti Landauro and Corina Rodriguez)