Javier Monzon is an economist, born in Madrid. He has a financial and entrepreneurial background. He was Corporate Banking Director in Cajamadrid (the second largest Spanish savings bank) and a managing partner in Arthur Andersen on Corporate Finance Consulting Services.
He was CFO and Executive Vice President of Telefonica in charge of Corporate Development as well as Chairman of Telefonica International.
He was the founder Chairman of Indra -the leading Spanish IT multinational with operations in more than 50 countries- where he remained as Chairman and CEO for more than twenty years until 2015.
He is currently Senior Advisor to Santander Group Executive Chairman and a board member and Chair of the Risk Committee in Santander Spain; member of the Supervisory Board of Lagardère (the French publishing and media conglomerate) and board member and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Ferroglobe (the UK based worldwide leader in silicon metal and ferroalloys).
He has been a director of ACS (the worldwide construction corporation) during twelve years remaining as a board member of ACS Servicios y Concesiones. He is also an investor and advisor of technology based start-ups and venture funds.
Javier Monzon is strongly committed with non-profit organizations supporting entrepreneurship, education and innovation: he has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Carlos III University and he is currently Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Knowledge and Development Foundation (Fundación CyD), board member of Endeavor (the organization supporting high impact enterpreneurs) in Spain and member of the International Advisory Council of Brookings (the leading US think tank).