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Adrián Castillero Franco


Adrián Castillero Franco


Information Systems & Technology

Adrian, recognized professional with over 20 years of experience, from which 15 in consulting, achieved deep functional and technical savviness in Telecommunications, Technology and Media Companies. Worked in international environments leading of big sized and mixed (onshore and offshore teams). Based in the Middle East since Dec 2010.

Professor of Technology & Innovation Management and Digital Transformation at IE Business School, Prof. Adrian Castillero Franco has played relevant roles in consulting firms involved in global and international initiatives, supporting the guidance of several top tier companies business and technology transformation.

Adrian joined Boston Consulting Group as Associate Director, Digital Transformation focusing on BCG's Digital and TA business footprint in the Middle East and ultimately the CEMA region.

He believes that technology and enterprise strategy are strongly correlated in such a way that success of the company technology strategy implementation relates not only with the technology itself but also on internal and external non-technological factors that need to be considered and managed correctly.

Corporate Experience

• Associate Director, Digital Transformation, Boston Consulting Group, UAE, 2019-nowadays

• Transformation Lead, Etisalat, UAE, 2013-2019

• Senior Business Manager on TMT Industries, Neoris, UAE 2010-2013

• SVP, “NewCo” Chief Technology Officer, Havas Digital, Spain, 2007-2010

• Manager on TMT Industries, Accenture, Spain, 2000-2007

Academic Experience

• Adjunt Professor on Digital Transformation at IE

• Adjunt Professor on Technology and Innovation Management at IE

Academic Background

• International Executive MBA on Advanced Global Management, IE Business School, Spain, 2015

• Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering - Automation and Robotics, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, 1999