Marisol Menéndez Alvarez

Head of Open Innovation - External Ecosystems BBVA Group (BBVA Spain) Spain

Open Innovation Manager at BBVA. She is in charge of the activities to scout and connect the ecosystem of entrepreneurs and developers worldwide and connect them to the relevant BBVA departments to disrupt together the financial industry.With more than 20 years of experience, she has been at the head of innovation projects in HR, support, ATMs, social media and Open Innovation. Marisol holds an Industrial Engineer Degree from the Panamerican University (Mexico), an Executive MBA from the IESE Business School and currently is PhD Candidate in Open Innovation at Hasselt University (Belgium).
She's also a social entrepreneur as co-founder and Vice President for Asociación Buen Trabajo, a non profit institution that aims to help people in social exclusion risk to find and maintain a job.