Executive and Director with a wide experience in Strategy, Innovation, Technology and Sustainability.
She has been top executive in blue chip companies such as GE, Google, Dell Computer and NH Hoteles. Also created her own start up that did not fly. She accumulates more than 15 years as Board member in a variety of companies, both listed and private, from diverse industries and markets.
The toughest times bring out the true leaders.
Isabel Aguilera is a recognized specialist in developing strategies for competitive companies and successful leadership. Having acquired extensive executive experience, she combines board membership and independent advisory for many organizations with her roles as private consultant and lecturer at leading business schools (ESADE and Deusto).
Frequent speaker at a variety of international events, Isabel has proven experience in creating new business models, digital and ESG transformation. She offers outstanding guidance on optimization, management and monitoring of processes as well as new metrics, for multinational and multidisciplinary businesses and teams.
Isabel has been an independent board member at Indra (a leading Spanish IT company), at the bank BMN (Banco Mare Nostrum), for Laureate, Inc (American listed company of private Universities), Egasa/Luckia (an Spanish family owned gaming and entertainment company) and also was part of the Board of Emergia Contact Center, the Dutch Insurance company, Aegon, the Italian bank Banca Farmafactoring and the technological company from Marocco, HPS (Hightech Payment Systems).
She is serving currently at the Board of the following listed companies: the Mexican Cemex, the Spanish Oryzon (epigenetics), Lar España (REIT), the MAB company Making Science (digital marketing), Clinica Baviera (Spanish listed and 80% owned by the Chinese group Aier) and Canal Isabel II a multinational entity on water management.
She has been a member of the Advisory Boards of Oracle Iberia, Farmaindustria, Mutua Pelayo and Human Age Institute (part of Manpoweer group). And currently is an active member of the Advisory Boards of Deusto Business School and Omnicom PR Group. And is a member of SM Publishers Patronage.
She has an outstanding list of top companies among her clients of consultancy such as Globalia (a Spanish travel Company), Playa Hotels&Resorts (American), Banco Base (Mexican), Hovione (Portuguese pharmaceutical), among others.
Isabel, is an Architect and Town Planner (by University of Sevilla) that was the CEO responsible for setting up Google Iberia in Spain and Portugal, and for creating NH Hotel Group’s international business model, where she developed her activity as a global COO. Isabel was the President of General Electric in Spain and Portugal and in Dell she was the CEO for Spain, Italy and Portugal and Head of Business Development for Southern Europe. Isabel also has worked for Airtel (currently Vodafone) and HP-Compaq.
She was, during four years, President of the Social Board of the University of Sevilla, with more than 80.000 students. And was in the past, part of the Board of IE International Advisory Board and APD (Spanish Bussiness Association) Board.
Even though her cofounded technological start up (Twindocs) did not fly (2009-2012), she has participated in many new entrepreneurship projects since then.
She has written and published two books "La Encrucijada de Carlota" (Espasa, 2011) and "Lo que estaba por llegar, ya está aquí" (La Esfera de los Libros, 2016) and has received recognition from institutions and organizations for business professionals (AED, FEDEPE), as well as from publications such as Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Spanish daily newspaper El Mundo, and many more.
Partner Director at Point Lobos. President of USP Hospitals (2010-2012). President of Sanitas Group (2004-2009).
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