Josep Celaya in charge of the open innovation branch of the MAPFRE group as well as the various initiatives that the company is developing within the ecosystem.
Josep is responsible for the operations of insur_space (a global accelerator for insurtech startups), the company’s Venture Capital fund, and the relationships with universities, business schools, and I+D centers in addition to other initiatives.
Before becoming the Global Head of Transformation and Open Innovation, he was the Director of Corporate Innovation and the Director of Digital Business Strategy.
Josep was a member of the Board of Director and a part of the founding team of Verti, a startup for online insurance sales launched by the MAPFRE Group. Before that, Josep developed his career in the world of strategic consulting.
Josep has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Barcelona, an MBA from ESADE and HEC, and a PED Diploma from the IMD.