José Luis Elechiguerra

Head of Business Development

José Luis Elechiguerra

Professional Experience and Responsibilities

José Luis Elechiguerra is the Head of Business Development for BBVA USA, where he oversees BBVA’s U.S. efforts around the ongoing digital transformation of its products, services and way it works. Elechiguerra has overall responsibility for bank’s efforts and initiatives related to multichannel development, consumer finance, customer intelligence, customer experience, marketing and digital engagement. Elechiguerra is a member of the bank’s management committee.

Elechiguerra has been with BBVA for more than a decade, with roles of increasing strategic responsibility. Prior to be being named Head of Business Development for BBVA USA, Elechiguerra was BBVA’s Global Head of Data Governance, based in Madrid. 

Elechiguerra was also BBVA’s Global Head of Organization and Business Process Engineering, where he managed the global functions of Organization and Business Process Engineering in more than 30 countries. He has worked across multiple business lines in the organization, as Business Transformation Senior Director, Retail Financial Senior Director and Mortgage Strategic Planning and Business Development Director. 

Prior to his tenure with BBVA, Elechiguerra was a Partner at McKinsey & Co. and a R&D Manager at Procter & Gamble Co. in Mexico City, Mexico.


Elechiguerra graduated with highest honors from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México with a bachelor of science in Chemical Engineering. He received his MSE and PhD in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He was also Fulbright Scholar.