Enrique Blanco was born in Madrid in 1959. He has a degree in Physics from the University Complutense of Madrid and a Masters Degree in Management (PDG) from IESE Business School (University of Navarra). He also received a Master Degree in Technology from the EOI.
He joined Telefónica 30 years ago after 3 years working for ITT in digital switching software design. He has mainly developed his professional career in Telefónica’s Spanish operating business, working in the technology area from 1986 to 1999. He then moved to Telefónica International where he was responsible for Networks and Platforms.
He returned to Telefónica’s Spanish operating business to take up several Director roles in the operations division related to development and management systems, partners and networks. He was then appointed Director of Operations and Engineering, with a team of about 18, 000 employees.
In September 2011, Enrique Blanco became the Chief Technology Officer within the Global Resources Division of Telefónica SA.
In September 2017, he was appointed Global Chief Information Officer in addition to his position as GCTO in Telefónica SA.