David Yeregui Marcos del Blanco
David Yeregui Marcos del Blanco is a Process and Robotics Engineer (2005) and has a PhD in Production and Computing Engineering with honors from the University of Leon (2018). He also holds an M.Sc. Degree in International Business Management from the ICEX (Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce of Spain). David has co-authored over 20 articles in high-impact journals in the Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, and Biotech fields.
David has been a resident in Japan since 2006, having worked as a Trading Officer for Industry and Investment at the Embassy of Spain in Japan in 2006-2008. Subsequently, he established the Science and Technology Department of the Instituto Cervantes in Tokyo, becoming its first director.
In late 2008, he co-founded the biotech group Genhelix, devoted to the development and manufacturing of Monoclonal Antibodies and other biological therapies against cancer and auto-immune diseases. Genhelix was acquired by a Global Pharma Group in 2014 and currently is comprised of more than 250 professionals.
Simultaneously in 2012, he co-founded the lean service provider Nishibi, with offices in Spain and Japan and more than 70 professionals, currently part of RBH Group.
Additionally, David also serves as a Partner for Quantum Group and DPI Group in Tokyo and Singapore respectively.
In parallel, he is Adjunct Professor at IE University's HST school and has been the Lead Consultant for the Organization of American States (OAS) for the project “Cybersecurity applied to Electoral Processes in Latin American and the Caribbean Region” in 2018-2020.
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.
Regarding charitable activities, following the Great Earthquake of 2011 in Tohoku (Japan), David co-lead the organization and served as the host of a Charity Event held on 30 April 2011 at the Auditorium of his hometown Leon with the participation of the City Hall, the University of Leon and the Japanese Embassy of Spain. More than 11.000 EUR was raised and sent through the Spanish Red Cross to the victims. David marks this activity as the most rewarding project he has ever taken part in.
David is fluent in Spanish, English, Japanese and Italian, and has a basic command of Russian.
In 2017, David received the award “Engineer of the Year” by the Computer Engineering Professional Association of Spain, Castille and León Chapter.