José Olalla (Spain) is the Global Chief Information Officer of the BBVA Group since the past three years. He started his career in 1989 in Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). In 1992 he joined Argentaria Bank, which merged with Banco Bilbao Vizcaya in 1999 to create what today is BBVA. During his more than twenty years in the bank, José has had many executive positions in different areas including Management Information, Wholesale Banking, Strategy, E-business, Innovation, Marketing and Technology, including five years’ experience in Technology & Operations.
José Olalla graduated as Engineer in Telecommunications from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and specialised in Finance at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. He’s got a PDG by IESE Business School and a MBA by the University of Chicago Booth. He’s also a certified Financial Advisor and Financial Planner, certifications provided by the European Financial Planning Association (EFPA).
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