Leading Spanish Director. Large expertise in Strategy, Innovation and Technology.
The toughest times bring out the true leaders.
Isabel Aguilera is a recognized thought-leader in developing strategies, competitive business models and successful leadership, and a world-renowned strategy and innovation consultant. She is both a board member and independent consultant for many organizations which she combines with her role as lecturer at leading business schools (ESADE and Deusto).
An expert in the field of digital transformation processes. Among the companies Isabel serves as Board member are the Mexican Cemex, the Italian bank Farmafactoring, the Spanish, Lar España (Socimi), Oryzon Genomics, Clínica Baviera, and the Moroccan company HPS (Hightech Payment Systems, as well as the recently listed at MAB, Mzaking Science in the industry of digital advertising.
As a speaker at numerous international forums, Isabel Aguilera is sought-after due to her extensive experience in digital transformation, creating new business models, and optimizing, managing and monitoring processes for multinational and multidisciplinary businesses and teams. In an outstanding professional career, Isabel Aguilera has been President of General Electric in Spain and Portugal, General Manager of Google Inc. for Spain and Portugal, CEO of Dell Computer for Spain, Italy and Portugal and Head of Business Development for Southern Europe. She has also held senior positions at Vodafone and Hewlett-Packward-Compaq. She co-founded and was President and
shareholder of Twindocs. Despite limited success by this technological start up (2009-2012), she has played a key role in many other successful entrepreneurial projects since then. She has also been delivering consultancy to other international companies such as Banco Base (Mexico), Hovione (Portugal), Playa Hotels and Resorts (American), Globalia or Cecabank (Spanish).
Isabel Aguilera has also been President of the Social Council of the University of Seville, an independent board member of Indra (a leading Spanish IT company), BMN (Banco Marenostrum), Aegon España, Emergia Contact Center, Egasa/Luckia (a Spanish family owned gaming and entertainment company) and Laureate Inc, as well as being part of the Advisory Boards of Oracle Iberia, Farmaindustria and Pelayo Mutua de Seguros. She has also been a member of the APD Board, as well as a member of the Advisory Boards of Deusto Business School and Instituto de Empresa.
Isabel Aguilera has two university degrees in Civil Engineering and Town Planning by the University of Sevilla, and has several masters and postgraduate courses from IE, IESE and San Telmo. She is the author of two books, “La Encrucijada de Carlota” (Espasa, 2011) and “Lo que estaba por llegar, ya está aquí” (La Esfera de los Libros, 2016).
Many business schools and organizations have recognized the work of Isabel Aguilera, highlights include awards from AED, FEDEPE as well as articles and recognitions in prestigious international business newspapers such as the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal, among others.
President of Football Club Barcelona (2003-2010). City counselor for Barcelona (2011-2015).
Founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market
Director of Marketing at Eastman Kodak (2006-2010)
Director of Global Indicators Group at the World Bank Group.
CEO and co-founder of Libelium. Expert keynote speaker in Internet of Things, AI and smart cities
Country Manager for Spain and Portugal at LinkedIn. Expert in digital transformation and Talent Management in the digital field.