International Mentoring Foundation for the Advancement of Higher Education

Javier Sanz Fernandez

Director IMP-Economics

Javier Sanz Fernandez is a seasoned and accomplished financial executive with combined experience in both management consulting and regulatory implementation. Javier has served for several top tier global financial firms leading implementation and change management programs in connection with capital and risk frameworks. Javier currently works for the American world-wide global custodian and asset manager, State Street, as chief of staff to the Head of Recovery Planning and plays an instrumental role as operational execution lead to several initiatives within the department aimed at advancing the financial resilience and resolvability of the firm.
In addition to his financial career, Javier has also developed his entrepreneurial skills acting a director of Finance and Corporate Relations to the start-up Sonido Clandestino established in the UK whose objective is to promote and foster Spanish music and culture in general within the country. During his tenure, he co-organized first tours for relevant Spanish music artists in Great Britain breaking new ground and paving the way for other event managers. Javier holds a B.A in Business Administration with high honors (graduated in the top 1% of his graduating class) from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and also spent an academic year at the University of Helsinki focusing his studies in Economics. Javier is a Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Financial Risk Management (FRM) holder and also Investment Management Certificate (IMC) holder. Further, he is currently preparing for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) professional certification.