MBA and PhD in Business and Public Administration. An Industrial Engineer with a wide experience in academy, government, consulting and business management. Founder and President of Enovatinglab, an innovative platform which generates ideas for the design, formulation and implantation of strategies for business and territorial competitiveness and for governments, both in the definition of their political strategies and programmes and in the process of making and implementing decisions. Currently serves as a member of the Boards of Directors and Advisor of the following: Centauro Capital (Health, Energy and Advanced Manufacturing), FENIX Group (Energy); BIO Praxis Group (Pharmaceutical and Biotech), O.S.I.-Organización Sanitas Internacional, as well as member of Executive Committees of the following organizations: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (Art and Culture), TECNALIA Technological Corporati on, Innobasque (Basque Innovation Agency). Former positions with the Basque government included: Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Industry and Energy, Minister of Health and Labour. Former positions in the private sector include: Managing Partner for Strategy and Public Services in Andersen and BearingPoint, CEO of Bilbao Stock Exchange and CEO of Guascor-Dresser Rand, Advisory Board of Oracle, Board of Directors of IMQ . Former Chairman of the Advisory Board of ORKESTRA (The Basque Institute for Competitiveness). Author and publisher of numerous articles, books, research work and academic publications in Strategy and Competitiveness. Visiting professor at different Universities, member of the MOC (Microeconomics on Competitiveness) network at ISC-Harvard University and member of the Advisory Board of SINTONÍA-México.