• Foto de Jesús Hernández

    PhD in Engineering with outstanding qualification Cum Laude.  

    More than 30 years working in innovation and accessibility leading various teams, from 2000 to 2003 as Managing Director and CEO of the consulting firm Vía Libre. At the end of 2022 he was appointed Director of the European Accessibility Center, an activity that he combines with his current job as Director of Accessibility and Innovation at the ONCE Foundation, a position he has held since 2003. 

    His educational background includes IESE, PDG and Senior Management Program for Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer Institutions (PADIIT), Stanford University (Professional Certificate on Innovation and Entrepreneurship), London School of Economics (Social Innovation). He is an expert in business management and innovation, Professional Coach, Professor and Speaker. 

    He is currently Vice President of the European Network of Accessible Tourism ENAT, President of the Technical Committee for Standardization 170 Universal Accessibility and Design for All, Trustee of several foundations, member of the Board of Directors of Ilunion Hotels and member of the Advisory Board of the Start Up Marsi Bionics. 

    He has participated as director or member of the tribunal in more than 10 doctoral theses and in more than 80 publications and articles. He has lectured in more than 30 countries.