Carlos López Blanco
Global Head, Public and Regulatory Affairs, Member of the Executive Committee, Telefónica S.A.
Carlos López Blanco was appointed Global Head, Public and Regulatory Affairs for Telefónica S.A. in March 2014. He is also a Member of the Executive Committee of Telefónica.
Mr Carlos López Blanco joined Telefónica S.A. in July 2007 as Director of the International Office and in November 2012, he was appointed Global Head, Public and Corporate Affairs.
From 1984 to 1989, Mr López Blanco worked as State Lawyer in the Basque Region of Spain and at the Ministries of Education, Justice, Economy and Finance. In 1989, he moved to the private sector, where he was appointed Secretary of the Board of Directors and General Counsel at Construcciones Aeronáuticas, S.A. (CASA). In 1992, he was appointed Director of Legal Affairs at IBM Spain and from 1995 to 2001 occupied the position of General Secretary of Airtel, which later became Vodafone Spain.
From 2002 to 2004, he held the position of Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Society in the Spanish Government. From 2004 to 2007, Mr López Blanco was Chairman of ENTER, the Centre for the Analysis of the Information Society and Telecommunications at the Instituto de Empresa Business School. He was member of the Board of Ericsson Spain and Ydilo Advanced Voice Solutions, as well as member of the Advisory Board of INDRA. He was also Executive Vice President of the Foundation for Innovation, Bankinter.
Mr López Blanco is a State Lawyer and holds a degree in law from Valladolid University and a Business Executive degree from the IESE Business School.