Jesús Hernández Galán

Director of Universal Accessibility and Innovation at the ONCE Foundation

Jesus holds a PhD in Forest Engineering and Masters degrees in business administration and in environmental management. He has received Global Management Certificate from the Thunderbird Global Management School. Jesus has completed training on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Stanford University and at the London School of Economics. He held the Post of Director General and CEO of “Fundosa Accessibilidad” 2000-2003. In 2003 he started his current role of Director of Universal Accessibility and Innovation at the ONCE Foundation. He is president of the Technological Platform eVIA and Vice-President of the European Network for Accessible Tourism -ENAT.

Due to his academic experience, Jesus is Senior Professor at the University of Jaen (Spain), at Industrial Organization School EOI and at the Official College of Architecture and Polytechnic University of Madrid. He is a Chief Editor of the scientific magazine “Journal of Accessibility” for the Polytechnic University of Cataluña and a member of Scientific Committees of several international Congresses. Jesus has managed high-level budget projects for the Spanish Public Administration and the European Commission.