Ignacio Guinea

Ignacio Guinea

Corporate Director, IT and Operational Risk, Santander Holding

Ignacio Guinea has been in the IT industry for almost 30 years and experienced technology in the financial sector as a vendor and advisor as well as a line manager with a direct responsibility over IT delivery and results. He began his career as a consultant with McKinsey and Company, which helped him to develop a top management, strategic approach to IT problem-solving and to gain rich exposure to a wide range of technology and operations-related issues in various industries and domains. He has also been fortunate enough to work with very diverse teams in multiple locations around the world, acquiring a truly global professional and cultural experience.

Currently, Ignacio is based in his home town of Madrid, and is part of the Santander Corporate IT Management Team. In his capacity as Head of IT and Operating Risk, he is helping the Group develop a solid TOR practice with a special emphasis on Cyber Security and Resilience, as well as Cyber-Risk Management. Ignacio was educated in the US where he combined his technical Bachelor´s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science with a managerial and business perspective acquired through an MBA in Finance.