Pilar López

CEO @ Microsoft Spain

Pilar López Álvarez is the CEO of Microsoft Spain. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Major in Finance from ICADE University (Madrid, Spain) Pilar López has spent most of her career in Telefónica, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalization and number of customers. Prior to this, Pilar worked in a variety of roles at J.P. Morgan, the US banking corporation, in Madrid, London and New York, where she became Vice President.

Pilar López joined Telefónica in 1999, working in several finance and strategy positions across the European and Latin America businesses, including Financial Controller in Telefónica Móviles, Strategy Director in Telefónica de España, Chief Financial Officer of O2 Plc. based in London and Chief Financial Officer for Telefónica Europe based in Madrid.

Before joining Microsoft, Pilar López led the operational simplification program for Telefónica. She is a Non-Executive Director of Ferguson Plc (formerly Wolseley Plc), the world’s largest trade distributor of plumbing and heating products and a leading supplier of building materials. With Telefónica she served as Supervisory Board member of Telefónica Czech Republic AS and Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG. She was also member of the Board of Tuenti Technologies.