Corporate, financial and International communication
For more than a decade, Christopher was a correspondent with The Wall Street Journal, covering banks, M&A, corporates and the Spanish economy.
In 2017, he founded boutique public relations agency Bjørk & Brown. He advises clients on complex financial issues, litigation support, crisis management and positioning strategy.
He also has significant experience working with technology startups and other firms in this industry.
Originally from Norway, Chris has lived in Madrid for over 20 years. He has lectured in communication at IE University and holds an MBA from IE Business School and a bachelor from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
Corporate communication, positioning and B2B marketing
Positioning, reputation management, sustainability and ESG
Prior to setting up Lead By Thought, Javier led the Positioning, Reputation and Sustainability practice and was the general manager of the Foundation at both EY and PwC. At PwC he also oversaw the firm’s strategic plan in Spain (2007-2010).
He earlier worked at Banesto and Banco Santander, holding leadership roles in areas such as Change Management and Internal Communications.
Currently he is vice chairman of the Spanish Association of Corporate Responsibility Executives (DIRSE), a member of the advisory board of the Tomillo Foundation and a trustee of the Iter Foundation. Javier was also a member of the expert committee that supported Spain’s financial market supervisor, the CNMV, in the creation of its Good Governance code.
TOMÁS LÓPEZ MORALES
Storytelling, public affairs and communication
Tomás advises different institutions and companies on public affairs. He collaborates regularly with Retina, the technology magazine published by El País.
Tomás previously has worked at Prodigioso Volcán, a digital transformation consultancy, and as a communication and political advisor in Madrid´s Town Hall. As part of his political work, he was involved in three campaigns in local, regional and national elections. Tomás started his career in financial journalism, rising to deputy managing editor of the magazine Actualidad Económica.
He has a Masters in journalism from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid/Escuela El País, and also studied at the Comillas University and New York’s Columbia University.