I have over 10+ years of international experience, working with complex projects in developing and developed economies. I have specific knowledge in business design and financing in the ICT sector, smart cities and infrastructure sectors. I have a strong creative mindset that allows me to think outside the box and deploy engaging strategies for diverse applications. My work has been characterised by being able to work in diverse and international environments.
My carreer started in the midst of the financial crisis, when i just moved to Spain. My trajectory thus started in a context of austerity and complexity and from there I worked my way up. Jumping between interests, such as technology, cities, the digital and creative industries, I collected a set of skills over the years.
Key life events
- Professional: finishing my first novel, landing a job in Spain, with no contacts whatsoever in the midst of the financial crisis, completing my MSc at a top 10 global university, working my way up at the Mayor of London's office, securing funding and launching my first startup, knitting an international network of likeminded professionals.
- Personal: overcoming adversity as a young expat, being a father, spending time in the Middle East, completing various long distance multi-day cycle rides and hikes.
Clients and assignments
- Simplify Networks - A decentralised P2P platform to resell excess mobile data
- Elara VP - An impact venture advisory firm to assist growth stage companies
- London & Partners - The Mayor of London's international business development agency
- Fondo Procuenca - A Mexican NGO that works on WASH and environmental conservation projects in a basin that provides water for over 4 million people
- This Big City - A digital platform to promote sustainable development in cities across the globe
As an international professional, I admire those that have overcome harshness in their local contexts to position themeselves at international organisations, companies or academia. Many of them, whom I've worked or crossed paths, have left a mark as they share something in common: humility, ambition and purpose.
I come from an international development background and have seen first hand big development projects that in paper look good, but in practice not so. While I was working in government led projects, I realised that public resources move slow and often do not trickle down, while realising private capital and innovative business models could serve as a catalytic force for social and environmental progress. In addition to that, big financial insitutions, family offices, private equity firms, etc., are moving towards SRIs.