Managing DirectorA graduate in Economics and Business Administration from the Complutense University of Madrid, she obtained the professional certification of European Financial Analyst from the Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts. She spent the first part of her professional career in the financial sector, specialising in capital markets. She later changed career path to manage social projects, collaborating with Manos Unidas. In January 2015 she joined Fundación Telefónica in the management team of the corporate volunteering programme, taking on the strategic coordination of the programme at a global level a year later. In 2019, she was appointed general manager of Fundación Telefónica with the aim of continuing to improve opportunities for people through educational, social and cultural projects, adapted to the challenges of the digital world.
Carlos Ignacio Palacios
Social Action and VolunteeringGraduate in economics and business studies from the Autonomous University of Madrid. He has been developing his professional career for more than 20 years in the field of human resources (HR), is very focused on training and skills development projects, as well as leadership and change management, always working with professionals to bring out their full potentia in high performance and the best working environments. Part of his career has been spent in the world of HR consultancy, with a strong focus on strategy and management development. In 2015, he joined the Telefónica Group to work as a business partner and in strategic HR projects and engagement of employees. In 2019, he joined Fundación Telefónica to lead the area of social action and the corporate volunteer programme at a global level, the highest expression of commitment and involvement of the company and its employees with society and the values of the Telefónica group. The volunteer programme is one of the most important in the world, with more than 56,000 employees involved in 30 countries and nearly 1.5 million beneficiaries
Communication and Digital ExperienceA graduate in Business Management and Administration from CUNEF, she began her professional career in the Private Banking department of Banco Santander and in Games Solutions. She later joined the Telefónica group in 2000, working in different areas of marketing and communication. In 2010, she was appointed manager of commercial communication and Movistar brand in Spain. Three years later, she took over the communication and positioning division of Fundación Telefónica with the challenge of positioning the entity as a social benchmark in the digital era. In 2021, she incorporated the area of digital experience into the communication department, promoting innovation in the creation and use of technologies, new narratives, and the use of new technologies, the dissemination of content in blended formats to prioritise the user experience within the digital ecosystem.
Knowledge and Digital CultureWith a degree in Economics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and a Master's in Cultural Management from the University of Barcelona, he has specialised in the design of strategic frameworks and impact assessment for the third sector at Harvard Kennedy School and at the Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT. He began his professional career in the field of marketing consultancy at various multinationals, with large-scale consumer and cultural projects. In 2009, he joined Fundación Telefónica in the area of education, leading various educational innovation initiatives in Spain and Latin America. In 2019, he was appointed global head of digital culture at Fundación Telefónica, managing meetings and conferences, publications, exhibitions, workshops and educational activities.
Luis Miguel Olivas
Employability and Educational InnovationTelecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Master's Degree in Sales and Marketing Management, he joined the Telefónica Group in 2009, leading international system interconnection projects. Three years later, he joined the Fundación Telefónica as head of the ‘Think Big España’ programme. In 2015, he was appointed manager of the employability and entrepreneurship area, joining the educational innovation area in 2019. After leading high-impact programmes such as the launch of Campus 42, in 2020 he took over the management of employability and educational innovation, with the challenge of positioning Fundación Telefónica as a benchmark and at the forefront of education in the new digital society.
Finance, Processes and ControlGraduate in Business Administration and Management from the Complutense University of Madrid. He joined the Telefónica Group in 2002 where he has worked in different areas of internal control such as intervention, auditing and corporate inspection. In 2011, he joined Fundación Telefónica as head of management control for Latin America, leading the project management office. Thanks to his enthusiasm, versatility and great initiative, in 2019 he was appointed global head of finance, processes y control at Fundación Telefónica. He is a member of the board of trustees of several foundations in Latin America. Since 2022, he is also responsible for the Digital Transformation and Technology area.
Legal and ComplianceDegree in Law and Diploma in Business Administration from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE-E1). She has almost 20 years of experience in corporate business and foundations. She began her professional career in the consumer goods sector, and in 2011, she joined the General Secretary's Office of the Telefónica Group. Since then, she has held various positions within the Group. Among others, she has been the legal head of Wayra, the Telefónica startup accelerator, and also of Fundación ProFuturo, as well as head of integrity in the company´s global compliance division. In 2020, she joined Fundación Telefónica as director of legal advice and compliance.
PeopleDegree in Psychology from the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, specialising in Organisational and Work Psychology, Master's Degree in Human Resources from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Master's Degree in Management Development Training from IE. From the start, her professional career has been associated with the field of Human Resources, focusing on training projects, management of talent management, competence development, management and implementation of strategic projects and labour relations. With an extensive professional career, she joined the Telefónica group in 1996, where she has worked as a business partner with a multidisciplinary role and leading strategic and transformative projects in training, management development and change management. In 2011, she joined Fundación Telefónica to lead the human resources area. She currently manages the area of people, general services and systems at a global level, seeking to provide the best experience to the teams of the different foundations.
Institutional RelationsGraduate in Medieval History from the University of Barcelona and studies in Cultural Management and Political Science at the UOC and International Cooperation at the UNED. He began his professional career as a teacher in different educational centres, whilst collaborating in cooperation projects in Spain and Guatemala. In 2005, he joined Fundación Telefónica as head of territorial coordination of institutional alliances and in 2014, he was appointed head of institutional relations. He has published ‘Els Llibre de Privilegis de la Vila d’Igualada’ (Barcelona, 1990), articles and contributions to conferences and collective works on medieval history and urban oligarchies in central Catalonia in the 14th century, which is the focus of his passion as a researcher.