Mr. Ángel Vilá Boix
Chief Operating Officer (COO), Telefónica, S.A.
Born in Barcelona in 1964.
Mr. Vilá graduated in Industrial Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona) and holds a MBA from Columbia Business School (New York) where he studied with a Fulbright La Caixa fellowship.
Mr. Vilá joined Telefónica in 1997. During his tenure, he has held positions of Group Controller, CFO of Telefónica Internacional, Group Head of Corporate Development, Chief Financial and Corporate Development Officer and Chief Strategy and Finance Officer.
In July 2017, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer (“Consejero Delegado”) and member of the Board of Directors at Telefónica S.A. He is a member of the Executive Committee at Telefónica and also a Trustee in the Telefónica Foundation.
Prior to joining Telefónica, Mr. Vilá held positions at Citigroup, McKinsey&Co, Ferrovial and Planeta.
In the financial sector, he has served in the Board of directors of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) and on the Advisory Panel of Macquarie MEIF Infrastructure funds.
In the TMT sector (Technology, Media and Telecom), he has been Chairman of Telefónica Contenidos, Vice Chairman of Telco SpA (Italy) and Board member of Telefónica Deutschland, Telefónica Brasil, Endemol, Digital+, Atento, Telefonica Czech, CTC Chile, Indra SSI and Terra Lycos.
Institutional Investor nominated Mr. Vilá as the Best CFO in European Telecoms in 2015. He was also honored with the Thomson Reuters Extel Awards as Best CFO in Spain both in 2013 and 2014, as well as Best CFO for Telecommunications in Europe in 2014.