Montserrat Pardo is 48 years old and holds a University degree in business administration from the European School of Management ESCP.
She also has the degree of Diplôme Grande Ecole de Commerce (France), European Master in Management (UK) and Diplom Kauffrau (Germany).
Expert in telecommunications economics by Universidad Carlos III and expert in knowledge management and Intellectual Capital by INSEAD. In 2008 she was elected Alumni of the Year in the ESCP business school.
She has devoted the last 21 years (of her 26 years of professional career) to ICT. She joined MICROSOFT IBÉRICA in 2006 as Government Affairs Manager and she was promoted to Government Affairs Director.
Before and during 7 years she held different positions at the headquarters of the TELEFÓNICA Group (Madrid) developing her last responsibility as Institutional Relations Manager in the WW General Direction of MarCom and Institutional Relations.
She joined Telefonica after working as competitive intelligence analyst in ORANGE (France Télécom).
She had previously different responsibilities in the PUIG Group (Barcelona), AEG (Frankfurt), CONSULT GB (Canterbury) and VALEO Group (Paris-Barcelona).
Since 2016 se is Freely Appointed Patron/Trustee of the Board of Trustees in Tecnalia Research & Innovation Foundation, a leading private, non-profit and independent research organization in Spain and the 4th largest in Europe.
She has domain spoken and written of the Spanish, French, English, German, Catalan and Basque.
Born in Barcelona, she has lived, studied and worked in various European cities such as Paris, Oxford, Canterbury, Frankfurt, Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid and Bilbao.