Enrique BlancoGlobal CTO at Telefonica
Enrique Blanco Nadales, born in Madrid in 1959, studied Physics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Master PDG at IESE.
After a period of three years in Standard Eléctrica (a company associated to the multinational ITT) as a Software Designer in System 12, he joined the National Telefónica Company of Spain in 1985 in the Direction of Technology, assuming different responsibilities in the area of Digital Switching.
In 2000 he started his activity in the Operations of Telefónica de España, assuming different roles and holding several positions such as Director of Madrid, Director of Local Operations, Director of Operations and Director of Network Operations and Engineering.
In 2011 he is appointed Global CTO of Telefónica SA and in 2017 Global Chief Technology & Information Officer (GCTIO) and he is currently the Chief Technology & Information Officer (CTIO).
Member of the Executive Committee of Telefónica since November 2019.
He has received several international awards, such as CTO of the year in 2014 by Mobile Europe, CTO of the year in the World Communications Awards 2019 and CTO of the year in 2021 by Mobile Europe. He is also decorated with the Military Merit Medal with a white badge in December 2016.