Previously he was the Director of both Retail and Institutional Banking at ARGENTARIA bank (now BBVA) from 1995.
Mr Echarri began his career in the automotive and specialist engineering industries. He has also held the position of Secretary General at the Spanish Chamber of Commerce for Benelux.
Current engagements include Chairman of the Investors Board of the Creative Business Cup, Senior Advisor to the EU Commission and Government organisations on Access to Finance for Start-ups and SMEs, Advisory Board Member of the CRECER, Board Member of BrandCont Server and Native AD, and Advisor to BitBrain Unsenns
He is a graduate in Economics and Business Studies from the University of Deusto in Spain and has a Post-graduate degree in European Union Economic integration from the University of Amsterdam.