Esade Alumni is pleased to invite you to an upcoming session of Desayunos Esade featuring Pilar López Álvarez, President of Microsoft Spain.
Pilar López Álvarez
Pilar López Álvarez has been the President of Microsoft Spain since 2015. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a minor in finance, from ICADE. She has spent much of her career at Telefónica, a company she first joined in 1999. She previously held various executive posts at J.P. Morgan in Madrid, London and New York.
During her time at Telefónica, she worked on finance and business strategy for Europe and Latin America, holding positions such as Financial Controller for Telefónica Mobiles, Director of Strategy for Telefónica Spain, Chief Financial Officer of O2 in London and Chief Financial Officer of Telefónica Europe in Madrid.
Pilar López is a non-executive director at Inditex, the Spanish multinational textile manufacturer and distributor. She is a member of the board of trustees at the ONCE Foundation and the Junior Achievement Foundation, a board member of the Association for Progress in Management (APD), a member of the governing board of AmChamSpain, and a member of the advisory council of ESIC Business School. She also sits on the advisory board to the think tank Digital Future Society.
During her time at Telefónica, Pilar López sat on the board of Telefónica Czech Republic AS, was vice-chair of the board of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, and a board member at Tuenti Technologies. She also served as a board member and non-executive director of Ferguson Plc (previously Wolseley Plc), the world's largest distributor of construction materials.
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