Victoria Hernandez Valcarcel

Non-Executive Director, High Tech & Banking

Speaker Bio

C-level and Board serial member in the Financial and Telecom industries.

Digital Humanist, Business Angel, and International Speaker

Victoria, a seasoned Financial and Telecom Executive with a C-level and Board background, is renowned for her impactful roles across various companies and organizations. As a non-executive Director at CaixaBank Payments & Consumer and a member of the European Innovation Council (EIC) she oversees substantial funding applications. She represents the EIC's €10.2bn fund in influential telecom and technology companies and EC programs. Additionally, she serves on the boards of TeamEQ and Cashway startups, leveraging AI & ML for HR solutions and innovative financial technology.

Victoria's career highlights include leadership positions as Alliances’ Director British Telecom Europe, Executive Chairman Orange Spain, and Senior Vice-President International Proximus. Beyond her corporate endeavors, she's a driving force in promoting gender diversity, serving as President of Europe for the Global Telecom Women Network (GTWN) and founding member of the Global Board Ready Women (GBRW) Task Force, which championed the 40% Gender Diversity Quotas for publicly listed European corporations.

She holds a Bachelor's in Engineering in Computing Sciences from UPC, an EMBA from INSEAD, and completed programs at Columbia Business School and Harvard University in Digital Marketing and Financial Technology. Victoria lives in Paris and speaks fluently 5 languages. She has one lovely daughter (Rita).