Born in Valladolid in 1959, Carlos
López Blanco is a Lawyer by the Valladolid University, A.D. by
IESE Business School, and State Lawyer.
During the years 1984 to 1989 he worked as State Lawyer for
the Spanish Administration in the Ministries of Education,
Justice, and Economy. In 1989, after taking extended leave of
absence from the Administration, Mr. López Blanco moved to the
private sector where he was appointed Secretary to the Board of
Directors and General Counsel of Construcciones Aeronáuticas,
In 1992, he was appointed for the same position in IBM España
and from 1995 to 2001, he worked as General Counsel and General
Secretary of Airtel, which later became Vodafone España.
From 2002 to 2004 he held the post of Secretary of State for
Telecommunications and Information Society in the Spanish
From 2004 to 2007 he was the Chairman of Enter, Centre for
the Analysis of the Information Society and Telecommunications
of Instituto de Empresa, and a member of the Board of Directors
of Ericsson España and Ydilo Advanced Voice Solutions, as well
as member of the Advisory Board of INDRA.
On July 2007 Mr. López Blanco was appointed Director of the
International Office of Telefónica, S.A.
In addition, he is a member of the Bankinter Foundation for
the Innovation, the IDATE Foundation and the Scientific
Committee of Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y