Ignion, a Barcelona based IoT antenna innovator, has announced the appointment of Javier Lopez to Chief Financial Officer and Board Member as of February 1, 2023. Mr. Lopez will be responsible for leading the company’s global Finance, HR, IT, Legal, Investor Relations and Procurement teams. Javier is a high impact senior executive with vast CFO and finance transformation experience.
“Javier is a proven global CFO with a solid track record of delivering results leading the optimization and development of global finance operations, as well as implementing major strategic programs and improving business performance. After a rigorous search process, we are excited to welcome him to the Ignion team,” said Jaap Groot, Ignion’s CEO.” He brings a unique mix of start-up and multi-national enterprise leadership that will serve us well as we continue our stable growth trajectory.”
“I’m thrilled to join Ignion, the world leader in IoT Virtual Antenna products, to continue building a strong foundation for Ignion’s ongoing growth, innovation and impact in our community. It is a unique opportunity to be part of what will be one of the most disruptive businesses this decade.”
Lopez began his professional career with General Electric where he spent almost 17 years in various senior finance executive and management roles at GE Capital and GE Plastics mainly across EMEA and USA. After holding a global head of finance position at Standard Chartered Bank leading teams in EMEA, USA and Asia, Javier was Group CFO at ID Finance, an online lending fintech focused on Europe and Latam. Also in Latam, he served as Group CFO at Pay Retailers, an online payments fintech. In these two fintech companies, Javier delivered growth, profitability and sustainability of the businesses transforming them from start-up companies into corporate companies.
Javier holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Instituto Quimico de Sarria (IQS), and an MBA from ESADE Business School. Javier has been a guest speaker in the Executive MBA at IESE Business School covering lending and payments at Fintechs, and he also acts as a Mentor at ESADE Business School.
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