Pilar López Álvarez has been President of Microsoft Spain since July 2015. With a degree in Business Administration and Management, with a specialization in Finance, from ICADE, Pilar López has developed a large part of her professional career at Telefónica, a company she joined in 1999 Previously, he held different management positions at JP Morgan in Madrid, London and New York.
During her time at Telefónica, Pilar López carried out her work in the financial and business strategy areas in Europe and Latin America, holding the positions of Financial Controller at Telefónica Móviles, Director of Strategy at Telefónica de España, Chief Financial Officer of O2 in London and Chief Financial Officer of Telefónica Europe in Madrid.
Pilar López is an independent director of Inditex, a Spanish multinational textile manufacturing and distribution group. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the ONCE Foundation and of the Junior Achievement Foundation, as well as a counselor of the Association for the Progress of Management (APD) and a member of the Governing Board of the United States Chamber of Commerce in Spain and of the Advisory Council from the ESIC business school. In addition, she is a member of the advisory board of the Digital Future Society Think Tank.
During her time at Telefónica, Pilar López was a Director of Telefónica Czech Republic AS, Vice President of the Board of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, and a member of the Board of Tuenti Technologies. She has also been a director and non-executive Director of Ferguson Plc (formerly Wolseley Plc), the world’s largest distributor of building materials.