Yegii rank: 13
Julio has a 20 year career in High Technology and Banking. He started out as chip designer, creating innovative high performance analog and digital solutions as well as complex IT systems that led to more than 30 publications in international refereed forums. He then worked for a top tier consulting firm, where he specialized in Banking serving many of the top financial institutions in Spain, the rest of Europe and LatAm. In 2007 he joined a top five global bank, where he has played several corporate leadership roles in Investment Banking, Consumer Finance, and IT&Operations, ranging from organizational and governance design to end-to-end process optimization and cost management. He has participated in many of the bank's acquisition processes during the last four years, most notably in Poland where he also plays a supervision / coordination role to facilitate its integration within the bank. He currently heads Corporate Development in the IT & Operations Division, originating and leading M&A processes and carve outs within the Division. A passionate entrepreneur, and working at the forefront of the innovation strategy within the bank, he founds and leads internal startups, global alliances and Joint Ventures, with a special focus on eCommerce/internet and mobile payments companies and businesses. An engineer at heart, Julio holds a PhD in Computer Science / Electrical Engineering from a university in Europe and a MsC in Management of Technology from a leading North American university.