Bernardo Quinn

Strategic Partner
EMEA

Barney is Strategic Partner of WALK. He is a non-executive board member for Telefonica in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Uruguay. He is an international expert in Change Management, Speaker (including TEDx), professor at UNIR; lecturer at Business Schools and author of “Defying Doom – Leading Urgent Large-Scale Transformations”.

He joined Telefónica in 1992 in the Strategic Planning department in Telefónica de Argentina. During his international career in Telefónica he occupied several leadership positions in the Company in Argentina, USA and Spain. He was CEO of Adquira (the e-commerce platform for Telefónica); General Manager of Strategic Planning and Business Development in the B2B Segment Unit; member of the Executive Committee of Telefónica Spain holding responsibility for Strategy, Quality and Innovation.

In 2012 he was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer for Telefónica. He later became a member of the Executive Committee for Telefonica SA as CEO for the Companies operations in Argentina, Chile, Perú and Uruguay.

Before joining Telefónica, he was a consultant for Andersen Consulting (Accenture) based in Santiago de Chile and a Financial Planning Analyst in the Techint Group (Tenaris) in Argentina.

Barney graduated valedictorian as an Industrial Engineer from the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires and has an MBA from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA. He received an award as the most influential HR Director of Spain.

Barney works in English and Spanish.