Telefonica Open Innovation, Global Head Strategic Partnerships
Agustín is Global Head Strategic Partnerships at Telefónica Open Innovation, the unit of Telefónica Group that manages the acceleration programs and Venture Capital funds of the company, and that operates in 17 countries. Telefónica has commited more than €160M to VC investments. Prior to this, he launched Wayra (Telefonica’s business accelerator for digital companies) in 12 countries throughout Europe and Latin America. He held different positions at Wayra, such as Comms& Strategic Partnerships Manager and Global Portfolio and Investors Relationships Manager.
Before this, he was Manager of Securities Markets at Telefónica, S.A. advising in Public and Private Offerings in the European, US and Latin American stock markets from 2006 to 2011. He also advised in mergers, acquisitions and block trade transactions and assisted the Board of Directors of Telefónica S.A. in corporate governance matters.
Agustín is an enthusiast of entrepreneurship, having advised many startups and entrepreneurship projects in the past years. He is a frequent lecturer in conferences and symposiums worldwide, having been speaker at international entrepreneurial events and in front of different national governments, and of the European Commission. Agustín is also teacher at different universities and business schools. He holds an MBA degree from IESE Business School.