Bernardo Hernández is considered the most successful Spanish manager in the digital age, making him a benchmark and one of the most outstanding personalities in innovation and new technologies worldwide.
He holds a degree in Economics and Business from ICADE Spain, a master in Finance from Boston College, he is also a chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Doctor honoris causa in technology from Camilo José Cela University, Spain.
He started his career as an analyst and portfolio manager in the asset management industry for companies such as Fidelity Investment. In 2000 he set up his first internet venture, idealista.com, which is now the leading real estate online platform in Spain. In addition, he became a business angel for Tuenti, index.com, Glovo, Fever, Wallapop, Verse, floresfrescas.com or 11870.com.
In 2005, he was appointed Marketing Director of Google Spain. In 2007 he moved to San Francisco where he assumed various global responsibilities at Google. In 2011 he moved to New York where he served as General Manager of ZAGAT. From 3013 to 2015 we was CEO of Flickr and Senior Vice President Products of Yahoo.
Bernardo is Venture Partner of the German venture capital fund e. Ventures, he is Executive Chairman of Citibox and CEO of Verse, Inc. In 2016 he became a Board Member of Desigual, Barcelona and in 2018 he joined the Board of Mapfre, Boston, USA.
He is a member of the Council of the James Beard Foundation New York and the advisory board of the Franklin Institute, Spain. He is the patron of honor of Spain StartUp as well as patron of the ABC Museum Foundation. Since 2011 he is a jury member of the Princess of Asturias Awards for Scientific and Technical Research. He was President and Board Member of the Board of Directors of Bodaclick.com, a member of the Advisory Council for the 800 anniversary of the University of Salamanca, the Advisory Council of the 40 years of the Spanish Constitution and the Innovation Council of the Ministry of Justice.
In 2009 he received the Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Banesto Foundation and the best professional career Award from the ICADE Association. The prestigious Spanish newspaper El Mundo included him in the list of the 25 most influential people on the Internet in Spain for 10 consecutive years. He also has been named one of the 20 world’s most influential Latinos in technology by CNET magazine. In 2013, GQ magazine named him Man of the Year for his entrepreneurial work in technology. In 2016, he received the Spanish e-volución award for his outstanding achievements in the world of New Technologies.
His entrepreneurial skills, conceptualizing and launching new projects, make him an ideal speaker for companies seeking a strategic advisor to achieve new horizons of innovation.