Jose Lopez
Jose LopezAssociate Partner, Madrid
José Manuel has more than 25 years of professional experience as a manager of large multinationals in the professional services sector (Executive Search, Strategic Consulting), as an entrepreneur and as a Business Angel of technology start-ups. He began his professional career in the Marketing Department of Procter & Gamble in Spain working in the brand teams of H&S and Ariel. After two years at the company, he moved to the world of consulting, joining Arthur D. Little and experiencing first-hand the liberalisation process of mobile telecommunications in Spain and Portugal. After, José Manuel joined McKinsey as a member of the newly formed Business Technology Office (BTO), the firm's Technology Practice. After five years with McKinsey and working on projects in more than 15 countries, he left the firm and started leading some entrepreneurial initiatives in the technology field (carbon nanotube-based medical devices and a professional social networking start-up). Soon after, he joined the prestigious executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates, starting his career in the executive search industry, where he has spent the last 18 years. After leaving Russell Reynolds, he founded and led his executive search firm (Next Placement) for almost five years, expanding his international experience to regions such as the Middle East, China, and Australia. In September 2016, he joined Boyden, one of the Big 6 multinationals in the sector, as Co-Head of Professional Services and Financial Services. In parallel to his current role in Metyis, he supports the development of the Digital Practice in Spain and the generation of new deals in the e-commerce area. José has a degree in Law and Economics and Business Administration from ICADE, an MBA from MIT Sloan and a PADE from IESE. He is also an investor in technology companies in the growth and expansion phase as a Founding Partner of PadeInvest, an initiative that arose from his graduation from IESE's PADE. He also teaches Strategy Planning, Intercultural Management and Leadership and Change in postgraduate and master's programmes at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICAI-ICADE and ICADE Business School).

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