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Leading international businesswoman Isabel Aguilera is one of the very few women to make it onto Fortune magazine’s “Top 50 Most Influential Executives in the World” list. She has also been nominated by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “30 Most Influential Businesswomen in Europe” and Spain’s El Mundo newspaper named her one of the hundred most influential people in Spain.
As an executive at Dell Computer, Aguilera led the company to the top of the market; as CEO and Business Unit Director for Spain, Italy and Portugal she moved the company from 9th to 1st position in Spain in terms of sales. In another sphere, working as Chief Operating Officer for NH hotels, she was responsible for 240 hotels in 18 countries. Other prestigious positions have included Country Manager of Google Iberia and President of General Electric for Spain and Portugal.
The holder of a degree in architecture and an MBA, Aguilera today works as a member of the Board of Directors of Indra, Spain’s #1 IT company.
Very few women have the distinction of being rated by Fortune magazine as one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Executives in the World.” One of them is Isabel Aguilera. The
Wall Street Journal included Isabel Aguilera amongst its “30 Most Influential Business Women in Europe” in 2001 for her role in leading Dell Computer to the top of the market, with the largest volume of trade results achieved in Spain. Ms. Aguilera is also considered one of the “Top 25 Senior Managers in Europe” by
The Financial Times, and was one of the “100 Most Influential People in Spain” in 2006, according to Spanish newspaper El Mundo
From 2002 until 2005, in her role as Chief Operating Officer for NH Hotels, Isabel Aguilera looked after every detail of the company′s 240 hotels in 18 countries.
Prior to joining NH Hotels, Isabel Aguilera served as Dell Computer Corporation′s Chief Executive Officer and Business Unit Director for Spain, Italy and Portugal. Under her sound leadership, Dell increased its market position in Europe and moved from 9th to 1st in the Spanish market. Additionally, Ms. Aguilera served in sales and marketing capacities at Olivetti PC, Airtel Movil (Vodafone), and Hewlett-Packard.
Later in 2006, she combined her role as Country Manager of Google Iberia with her work as an independent consultant. In addition, Isabel Aguilera was General Electric′s President for Spain and Portugal until 2009.
Today, her 20 years of experience in marketing and operations serve Isabel Aguilera well in her role at the Board of Directors of Indra, the leading Spanish IT company.
This tireless business maverick holds a degree in Architecture and an MBA by the Instituto de Empresa and a PDG (General Management Programme) by the IESE.
Isabel Aguilera brings her knowledge and experience as one of Europe's leading businesswomen to explaining to her audience how they can model themselves into global leaders for the 21st-century. “Global leaders are not people who are sitting in their offices and thinking only," she says. “They like to go and fight and feel the realities of markets and the people they serve."
Sounding a clarion call for action rather than theory, she tells her audience, “It is always the right time for them. Complaining gets you nowhere, it is always the right time to start a new business or improve an existing one."
Isabel Aguilera brings the knowledge acquired in a long and highly impressive business career to a series of essential keynote speeches, with a particular focus on leadership, management and information technology. A former CEO at Dell Computer and currently on the board of directors at Spain’s leading IT company, she addresses many aspects of the challenges and opportunities presented by the technological century.
Having been responsible for all the staff at the hotel group of 240 establishments, Isabel Aguilera knows how to manage people and she shares her insights into motivating your human resources with inspiring leadership. She also addresses the issues involved in globalization and, as one of Europe’s most important businesswomen, the role of women in technology.
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