Borja VarelaDirector IP & Ventures
Borja Varela is currently Director Ventures and Intellectual Property, at Liberty Global, world´s largest international TV and broadband company. From the Amsterdam office he is looking into Corporate Venturing investments mainly in EMEA with strategic added value for Liberty´s affiliates core business, and responsible of the implementation of an in-house strategy on Intellectual Property driven to strengthen Liberty´s technology developments, in alignment with ventures investments. Previously he has combined business and legal responsibilities at large corporations and worked in/with private equity projects, media corporations, and consultancy/private legal practice. After experiences in other industries, he has been working last 12 years on international tech-focused projects with several Fortune 500 companies, from commercial projects in B2B and Mobile/MVNO telecom space, to advising on M&A/PE/VC matters. He obtained a Law degree, holds an Executive MBA degree from Rotterdam School of Management, postgraduate education in Spain, UK and The Netherlands and attended executive education at Harvard and London Business School.