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David Marcos

WHO

David Marcos

POSITION

Professor, Master in Digital Business & Innovation

Vicepresident, Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Director Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Quantum Group: Eng.&Capital applied to Renewable Energies
Co-Founder and Board Member, Nishibi sl

AREA

Master in Digital Business & Innovation

Subject
Startups & Innovation Ecosystems

Dr. David Yeregui Marcos del Blanco is a Process and Robotics Engineer (2005) and PhD in Production and Computing Engineering with honors from the University of Leon (2018). He also holds an M.Sc. Degree in International Business Management from the ICEX (Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce of Spain). David has co-authored over 10 articles in high-impact journals in the Cybersecurity and Biotech fields.

David has been a resident in Japan since 2006, having worked as a Trading Officer for Industry and Investments at the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of Spain in Japan in 2006-2008. Subsequently, he established the Science and Technology Department of the Instituto Cervantes in Tokyo, being its first director.

In late 2008, he co-founded the biotech group Genhelix, devoted to the development and manufacturing of Monoclonal Antibodies and other biological therapies against cancer and auto-immune diseases. Genhelix was acquired by a Global Pharma Group in 2014 and currently is comprised by more than 150 professionals, with a majority of college graduates and PhDs.
Simultaneously in 2012, he co-founded the lean service provider Nishibi, with offices in Spain and Japan and more than 70 professionals.

Dr. Yeregui Marcos’ current venture in the Biotech field is called DeMa Biotech and it is devoted to the development of biological therapies against different types of cancer as well as Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s and other autoimmune diseases.

Currently, Dr. Yeregui Marcos also serves as Senior Director of Strategy and Business Development for Quantum Group in Tokyo and Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity at Openbrix.
Since 2016, David is Vicepresident of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

Regarding charitable activities, following the Great Earthquake of 2011 in Tohoku (Japan), David co-lead the organization and served as the host of a Charity Event held on 30 April 2011 at the Auditorium of his hometown Leon with the participation of the City Hall, the University of Leon and the Japanese Embassy of Spain. More than 11.000 EUR were raised and sent through the Spanish Red Cross to the victims. David marks this activity as the most rewarding project he has ever taken part in.

David is fluent in Spanish, English, Japanese (JLPT-1) and Italian, and has a basic command of Russian.
In 2017, David received the award “Engineer of the Year” by the Computer Engineering Professional Association of Spain, Castille and León Chapter.