Cristina leads Open Innovation in Accenture Spain to help our clients for fast innovate adding
Previously Executive Chairman of Instituto de Crédito Oficial, ICO, Spanish state-owned investment bank. ICO is Spain’s sixth largest bank, with total assets of €42bn. as of 31/12/2017. ICO pioneered, as a leading driver, in sustainable finance, both from social and environmental perspective. Chairman of AXIS (Nov. 2016 – Jun. 2018).
AXIS is the Private Equity Firm owned by ICO which manages PE and VC funds valued €2.5bn. Member of the European Parliament (2009-2014). Vice-Chair of the Committee of Economic and Monetary Affairs (2011-2014), which is responsible of banking regulation. Rapporteur of the regulation of PSD2, MIF, which facilitated Open Banking; Rapporteur of CRR, capital requirements, STS Securitizations and ECB Annual Report.
Member of the Committee of International Trade, Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO. Chair of the Monitoring Group for UE Mercosur Trade Agreement. Member of the Delegation for relations with China. Rapporteur of the EU – Korea Free Trade Agreement Safeguard Clause; Rapporteur of the Trade Part of the Association Agreement UE-Central America.
Winner of the MEP Award for International Trade on 2011. Winner of the MEP Award for Economic and Monetary Affairs in 2015. Patron Fundación Carolina under the honorary presidency of HM the King of Spain (2016-2018).
Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (EC DG-Connect). Isidro had his first taste of entrepreneurship at university, where he created a junior enterprise. After graduating as an Engineer from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, he moved into engineering activities, working with Geographic Information Systems and design tools before becoming a strategic consultant to «high-level executives» (CEOs of large corporations), mainly in the telco and media sector. He then moved to the ICT sector where he worked on research projects related to Workflow Management Systems and Internet Collaboration Systems.
This gave him the opportunity to create a new department within his company offering change management projects to customers, to complement traditional ICT projects. Subsequently he spent five months working for one of the Ministries in Spain before being seconded to the European Commission as a National Expert.
Since becoming a Commission official he has managed research projects and drafted research strategy objectives. From 2010 onwards he has been focused on creating a new endeavour within the EU institutions related to tech start-ups; the first output of this latest work is the Startup Europe Initiative. Isidro has written several books and papers, some of which have been translated into other languages, including Japanese. Isidro’s objectives for the Policy Fellowship are to share views on policy measures to strengthen the environment for web entrepreneurs in Europe; to learn new ways of policy making better adapted to an era of extremely rapid change that characterise the web startups; and to access international knowledge and best practices related to policies for web startups.
18 years of professional experience in the venture capital sector (seed capital, start-ups and capital expansion) actively participating in all phases of the life of an investment in medium-sized companies, and specialized in business pre-development analysis plan, valuations, materialization of the investment, pact of partners, evolution at the level of the board of directors and closing of the divestment process.
During my professional life I have formed and part of the business administration bodies belonging to very diverse sectors of our country.
In addition, I am passionate about financial markets and participate particularly in the different investment windows they offer.