CEO Circular Economy Cosmetics Company
Serial entrepreneur from 2008, evolved from 25 years successful intrapreneurship helping major Corporates to do the right thing to better serve customers. With a never-satisfied curiosity for learning he has designed, lead and executed over a dozen major Value Chain initiatives across the globe that operate still today.
Telecommunications Engineer from Seville, Spain. Passionate about technology and people, he is a member of IEEE, where he currently holds the position of Chair of Spain’s Young Professionals Affinity Group. During the day, he works as Software Engineer in Ericsson.
María Calvo is Director of Business Development and Customer Experience at Impact Hub Madrid, the largest network of coworking spaces for companies and entrepreneurs who aim to generate positive impact with their activity. From this position, she works with passion to connect and build meaningful relations amongst the more than 800 members of the community, as well as develop added value services for them to enable their growth. Previously she was Director of Corporate Responsibility and Talent Management at Grupo Vips, in charge of developing and implementing the Sustainability strategy, steering the company towards a responsible organization. The director plan developed included 4 areas of focus: employability of at-risk youth; community involvement, health &nutrition, Environmental impact. Also in charge of Talent management, the challenge was to structure all people processes from recruitment to professional development paths centered in employee’s potential and experience. Before Grupo Vips, she gained experience at the non-profit sector, as Country manager at Ashoka Spain and in the technology sector as Director of eBay Spain. The experience in both private and citizen sector has allowed her to develop successful alliances between companies and diverse social organizations. Maria holds a Degree in Economic and Business and post-graduate studies as MBA at the Instituto de empress, RSC at IE, Women’s Executives at ESADE and HR Advanced mgmt. at OMD.
I’m an experienced entrepreneur with nearly 20 years in Customer Engagement, New Product Development, Product Management, Digital Media and New Venture Creation. My startups have had a big role to play in achieving this diversity. I have designed and built AdTech/MarTech businesses and have led some amazing teams along the way. I’ve been fortunate to have worked in Australia, US, Denmark, India, Indonesia and Singapore through which I have built a deep network. Having been an entrepreneur more than once, I also possess a strong understanding of corporate structure, team building and intellectual property. I have also raised more than US$1.5 MM in funding across my ventures.