Javier Santiso
Javier Santiso

« Javier Santiso, PhD, MBA.
Javier Santiso is Global Affairs and New Ventures Director in Telefonica, S.A. previously Managing Director of the Telefónica Europe Chairman & CEO’s Office. Before that he was Director of the Innovation Funds of Telefónica.
He is the Founder of Amerigo, the venture capital funds network for Latin America and Europe powered by Telefónica.
From 1996 to 2001 he has been Managing Director of Indosuez (Cédit Agricole Investment Bank now) working with Middle East and Asian emerging markets. In 2001 he joined BBVA as managing Director and Chief Economist for Emerging Markets based, covering Latin America and Asia.
In 2005 he became Director General of the OECD and Chief Economist of the OECD Development Centre, in charge of emerging markets (Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America). He increased the Board members from 20 to 45 (25 emerging countries joined the Board including Poland, Brazil, South Africa and India among others). In 2010 he joined Telefónica as Director in Telefónica International Chairman’s Office.
He has been also in Advisory Board for Emerging Markets of Pfizer (New York), of Lazard Frères Gestion (Paris), and consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (Washington), Exane BNP Paribas, Société Générale and Suez GDF (all in Paris), among other institutions. He participated in board meetings and annual conferences of Holcim (Zurich), Investec Asset Management (Cape Town and London), the IMF (Washington).
He is professor of ESADE Business Scholl, founder of Startup Spain and Member of ESADE BAN board (ESADE Business Angels Network). He published half a dozen of books on international economics and finance in emerging markets with MIT Press, Oxford University Press, Columbia University Press, and Cambridge University Press. He studied in Paris, Oxford and Boston at Sciences Po and HEC School of Management, Oxford University and Harvard University.
In 2009 he has been awarded as one of the Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum (Davos). In 2011 Foreign nominated Javier Santiso as one of the most influential ibero-american thinkers. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Councils and of the Aspen Institute. »