PhD, Computer Engineering, Universidad de Leon
MS, International Business Management, ICEX-CECO
David Yeregui Marcos del Blanco is a process and robotics engineer with a PhD in production and computing engineering from the University of Leon. He also holds an MS in international business management from the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce of Spain.
A resident of Japan since 2006, he worked as a trading officer for industry and investment at the Embassy of Spain until 2008 and established the Science and Technology Department of the Instituto Cervantes in Tokyo, becoming its first director. In late 2008, he cofounded the biotech group Genhelix, which was acquired by a global pharma group in 2014. In 2012, he cofounded the lean service provider Nishibi, currently part of RBH Group. Additionally, he serves as a partner for Quantum Group and DPI Group in Tokyo and Singapore.
David has been the vice president of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Japan since 2017 and a board member of the European Business Council since 2018. In 2017, he was named Engineer of the Year by the Computer Engineering Professional Association of Spain, Castille and León Chapter. He is an adjunct professor at IE University’s HST school and was the lead consultant for the Organization of American States for the project “Cybersecurity applied to Electoral Processes in Latin American and the Caribbean Region” from 2018 to 2020.
David’s proudest achievement is co-leading and hosting a charity event in his hometown of Leon following the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake. The event raised more than 11,000 EUR to be sent through the Spanish Red Cross to victims in Japan’s Tohoku region.
David is fluent in Spanish, English, Japanese, and Italian, and has a basic command of Russian. He has coauthored over twenty articles in high-impact journals in the cybersecurity, machine learning, and biotech fields. At GLOBIS University, he teaches Digital Biotech and Healthcare Innovation.