Álvaro Ortiz is Chief Economist for China,Turkey and Big Data at BBVA Research. He manages the unit which inplement the Big Data analysis on Economic, Social and Geopolitical Issues. He previously worked as Chief Economist Europe, Asia and Middle East at Cemex, Deputy Director of Economic Analysis at Repsol YPF and Head of Latin America at the Economic Research department of Banco Santander.
Mr Ortiz holds a PhD in Economics (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid) and Advanced Diploma in International Economics and Policy Research by The Kiel Institute for World Economics (Germany).
He has published in several academic journals as Economia, the Journal of Lacea, Opec Energy Review, The Service Studies Journal, Bank of Spain working Papers and Moneda y Credito. He usually collaborates in newspapers as El País, El Espectador, El Economista…
He has participated in several conferences at international Think Tanks as Brueguel, Wilton Park, Salzburg Global Seminar, ME Days, IIF.