Head of Corporate Strategy at GSMA
Javier Albares is a telecom strategist, digital transformation and business development executive that works as VP of Strategy for the GSMA, the association that represents the interests of mobile network operators worldwide. He has more than 20 years of experience in the telecom, media and internet space.
Based in London and Brussels, he travels extensively and meets with policy makers and C-level executives of telecom operators and digital ecosystem companies to identify opportunities for collaboration at the edge of innovation: 5G, AI, IoT, blockchain, and more.
Prior to joining GSMA 5 years ago, he worked for 13 years at Telefonica both in Europe and Latin America. He also worked several years as Telecom & Media corporate finance analyst for HSBC Investment Bank in London.
Javier holds an Advanced Management Program from INSEAD France, an Innovation Program from IMD Switzerland, an MBA from IESE Business School-Barcelona and a double bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from ICADE-Comillas Pontifical University.