Fintech: Powering the Financial Revolution - Faculty

Discover the future of finance
  • Luis Maldonado

    IE University professor, World Bank Digital Financial Services Specialist, FinTech investor and entrepreneur

    Luis Maldonado has developed his entire career in the fields of economics and finance, where he has held senior positions both in the public sector, he was advisor to the Minister of Finance in Spain, and in the private sector. He has an extensive experience in consulting, he was Director of Strategic Consulting for the Financial Sector at PwC in Spain, as well as in the financial industry.

    He has also a long international experience. He worked for five years at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in Washington DC, where he held different positions, as advisor to the Managing Director and in the Monetary and Financial Markets Department.

    More recently, he was Managing Director of the PwC-IE Business School Financial Sector Center, where he did an extensive work of publishing and business development in Spain and Latin America in key strategic areas for the financial sector, with a special focus on FinTech.

    He was also founding partner of an IT firm specialized in Big Data & Analytics.

    Currently, he works as a professor at IE Business School and as a Consultant specialized in Digital Financial Services and Sustainability for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank, among other institutions.

  • Ignacio Larru

    General Partner and CFO at K-Fund

    Ignacio Larrú is General Partner and CFO in KFund, where he oversees investments in the machine learning and big data domain. Previously, Ignacio worked as VP of Investment Banking at Crédit Agricole and has been the founder (and software developer) of several startups ranging from online retail to complex software in the civil sector. He started his career as an IT consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers developing software applications for leading financial institutions. Ignacio holds a BSc in Telecommunications Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and an MBA from IESE Business School.