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Manuel López Martín de Blas

Manuel is a seasoned Tech and digital leader, passionate about enterprise transformation and innovation, he has a broad experience (+25 years) in different business sectors (High tech, retail, manufacturing, Pharma, Health, Digital services etc.), with a broad view about companies challenges from business strategy to Digital systems implementation. He does believe in entrepreneurship as a key engine for companies’ development.

Manuel´s main are of interest, is organizational change management as a key factor for innovation and technology application. He has led global transformation programs in global companies as well as mid-size enterprises, encompassing organizational and culture change, processes design and technology implementation.

Manuel has an extensive international experience in Europe, US, Latin America, Magreb, Middle East and China.


• Vice Dean Business Tech Program, IE Business School 2022 – Present

• IE Professor (Faculty & Masters) 2018 – Present

• Academic Director IE Corporate Master in Business Analytics & Big Data (ARAMCO), Spain-KSA 2020 – 2022

• Digital Transformation and IT Excellence Lead (Novartis), Switzerland, 2017 – 2018

• Global PMO (Novartis), Switzerland, US, Middle East, 2015 – 2016

• CIO (Novartis) Ireland, 2014 – 2015

• Global IT lead for Digital and Commercial Operations, (Novartis), Switzerland, 2013 – 2015

• ERP Global Service Delivery Lead, (Novartis), Switzerland, 2011 – 2013

• Managing Director Spain & Portugal, (Genpact), Spain China India, 2007 – 2011

• Managing Director Spain, (ICE) Spain, China, 2005 – 2007

• Project Manager-Program Lead, (Freelance) Spain, Switzerland, China, Germany, 2001 – 2005

• Area Manager, Project Manager Senior Consultant, (Cap Gemini), Spain, Germany, China, France, 1998 – 2001

• Family Business (Farming & Real State Development) Spain, 1989 – 1996


• Adjunct professor Graduate programs (Business technology, Tech systems implementation and Global Leadership), 2018 – 2022

• Adjunct professor Master Programs (Business technology, Digital Strategy, Digital Business Models, Agile methods, Project Management and Coaching & Consulting), 2018 – Present


• Executive MBA IE, graduated with Honors, 2010

• IE Venture LAB winner, 2010

• Master in Economy & Business Administration UAM Madrid, 1995

Manuel López Martín de Blas
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López Martín de Blas
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