Izaro Arbelaiz, Head of Transition and Innovation
Izaro joined HCT Group in February 2015 as Head of Transition and Innovation.
She leads strategic projects across the group's operations, to support innovation and growth.
She joined HCT Group from Goldman Sachs, where she worked on building growth strategic plans for their SME portfolio in the UK. She also worked with RBS, where she served on the Advisory Board for their Innovation Gateway, providing expertise on how to scale up innovation.
Prior to moving to the UK, Izaro worked for 16 years at Mondragon – the world’s largest cooperative with operations across four continents. At Mondragon, she served in a range of senior operations and strategic roles – as Chief Executive of their central procurement unit, then Chief of Corporate Ventures in Energy and Sustainability and finally as Chief Innovation Officer for their telecoms business.