The Spanish chapter of MIT Enterprise Forum is directed by a team with wide range of experience and areas of expertise.

Board Team

We inform, connect, and coach technology entrepreneurs

Juan A. Latasa

President of MIT Entreprise Forum Spain

Juan A. Latasa is an experienced intra / entrepreneur, with +25 years of experience in the telecoms and internet industry, as a Marketing and Business Development executive, and has a demonstrated track-record in launching and growing successful technology businesses and startups internationally.
Juan has been since 2017 the President of the Entrepreneurship Forum Spain (, part of a global network of MiT Alumni, very involved in the entrepreneurship community in Spain.
Juan is currently a Director in a new Corporate Venture unit at UNIR, Universidad the Internet ( ), a new Spanish unicorn in online education (BME: PROE).
He has also been teaching Entrepreneurship for several years at the International Program of Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, then at the Global MBA of Instituto de Empresa, and since the launch in 2019 of the new Master in Management (MiM) Program at IESE in Madrid, and currently with Accenture in new emerging countries such as Saudi Arabia.
Additionally, Juan has worked for many years part-time as an advisor for technology startups mainly in areas of Marketing and international Business Development. He has collaborated in the last years with Allot Communications ( , Nasdaq: Allt), a leading Israeli B2B cibersecurity provider with customers worldwide. He is currently contracting with Accenture in entrepreneurship projects in the Middle East.
A natural of Madrid, Juan´s career started at MiT (Cambridge, Massachusetts) where he studied since 1987, and graduated in Physics with honors in 1991, and later worked at the MiT Media Lab.
Later, Juan did the Executive MBA at IESE, and moved to work +18 years in the telecommunications industry, in many positions in the 3 world´s largest Operators (AT&T, Telefónica, and Vodafone) primarily in Business Development, Strategy and Marketing functions around Internet and Broaband products. During those years of the Internet revolution, he was a “serial Intrapreneur” contributing and creating from scratch new business units or new companies (eg, Telefónica´s Terra, B2B Adquira, and O2´s Broadband business in UK and Ireland), or designing and launching new innovative products.
In 2012, he founded his own Consulting and Investment firm for technology startups, J21 Partners Consulting & Ventures ( ), where he launched and led several startups. Together with other partners and with Israeli fund Giza Ventures (, he was co-founder GP SwanLaab VC (see, a new international €40 Million fund in Spain, which has invested to date in a dozen top technology B2B companies. He is also a founding partner in Impaqteq, a new sustainable technology VC fund, powered by MiT Alumni.
Juan is married and lives in Madrid, and with his wife Patricia, is a proud father to a large family, his most important start-up.

Clara Pombo

Trustee & Former President of MIT Entreprise Forum Spain

Clara Pombo holds a MBA (with Hons) from Sloan School of Management, MIT, Master Law Degree (LL.M.) from Fordham Law School, New York and a Law Degree from Universidad Complutense, Madrid and Gottingen University, Madrid.

She is Global Director at Intellectual Property Company Clarke, Modet & Cº, a responsible for Marketing and Business Development activities.She oversees a Global Team advising multinationals and local technology entrepreneurs on their IP filing and enforcement strategy in Latinamerica.

Prior to joining Clarke, Modet Cº she worked for T-Mobile International in London where she led and implemented the content acquisition and monetisation strategy of their Media Business. In addition to working in the telecom department for Gomez-Acebo & Pombo in Barcelona and Brussels, she started her career at Skadden, Arps, Meagher and Flom in NYC where she worked at their M&A department.

Santiago López de Haro


Director de Tecnología de Cadena de Suministro, Experto Sectorial.
19+ años de experiencia y una carrera internacional en la intersección de Cadena de Suministro, Big Data e Inteligencia Artificial.
MBA de 2 años en MIT (EEUU), Doctorado en Ingeniería Informática e Investigación Operativa
Experiencia en los sectores de Cadena de Suministro y Fabricación (9 años), Energía (7 años), y Movilidad urbana (7 años).
Emprendedor con éxito. Empresa adquirida en 2017.
Líder de equipos distribuidos globalmente (trabajando en remoto) de más de 20 personas

Pablo Fernández de la Torre

Founding President of MIT Entreprise Forum Spain

Pablo Fernández de la Torre holds an Engineer Degree with honors from Madrid’s Universidad Politécnica and a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is Co-founder and CEO of New Network Solutions (N2S), a technology-based service company focused on intelligent building solutions.

Prior to that, he worked in engineering, in research and development, and management consulting. He has worked for TNT Logistics, at McKinsey & Company in Amsterdam and Madrid, for United Airlines in Chicago, as well as for the International Center for Air Transportation in Boston and INECO in Madrid.