Ana María Llopis


Ana María Llopis is the Founder and CEO of (2008 Start-up), an Internet sharing ideas social network as well as a Corporate Innovation Transformer SaaS platform. She is also currently Non Executive Chairman at DÍA Hard discount Stores and Non Executive Director at Société Générale, Service Point Solutions, and Music Intelligent Solutions with its Internet artist site Ana María is Spanish, was born in Venezuela and has a PhD from the University of California Berkeley in Materials Sciences Engineering Cum Laude and a Summa Cum Laude Bachelor of Sciences degree In Physics and Minor in Mathematics from the University of Maryland.

Ana María was founder and CEO 1993-2000 of Openbank – Grupo Santander, the leading Internet bank in Spain and second in Europe at the time it was launched. Ana María has great experience in new technologies and the Internet, and was Chairwoman of Viaplus, an ecommerce store at the time, and Razona, an Internet Financial Consultants company, as well as Executive Vice-President at Indra 1st, an IT Spanish firm.

Ana María has received recognition and awards such as the International Women’s Forum “Women who make a difference” award 2007. She was also leader of the IWF leadership program 2007-2010 and was mentioned by The Times as one of the 100 most influential executives in the UK. In 2005, The Mail ranked her 24th on its list of most influential women in the UK. She won Openbank's Award for Financial Executive of the year in 1995 and Institut Catalá de la Donna award in 1997, as well as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001.