International Media & Travel Executive, Angel Investor.
“The only constant is change”.
Who is Julio Bruno?
Julio Bruno is an investor and visionary thought leader, as well as a global expert in change management and digital transformation. He’s had a successful international executive career, leading a wide range of companies in the travel, technology, media and e-commerce sectors.
What will you learn from Name Last Name as a speaker?
Due to his international background, Julio has a global and updated vision of the challenges that companies face in their internationalization process, business development, teams and growth, as well as a globally renowned experience in the fields of diversity and inclusion.
He defines himself as a citizen of the world, constantly traveling. He is also observant of socioeconomic and global political matters, which makes him a versatile and adaptable speaker. As an angel investor, one of his key topics is investment strategies and startups.
Julio Bruno’s career and contribution to society:
Julio Bruno holds a master's degree in International Business from the University of London, a BSc in Business and Economics from SUNY (State University of New York), and a postgraduate certificate on leadership from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Bruno was TripAdvisor’s Global Vice President of Sales (B2B). Based in New York he led a global sales team that achieved triple digit growth under his leadership. Bruno also worked as Travelport’s Vice President for Canada, Latin America & the Caribbean, during which time Travelport opened new business units across the continent. Before joining Travelport, Mr. Bruno was Cendant Corporation’s Managing Director (President) of Continental Europe & South America, leading several business units within their B2B division, namely, Galileo, Gulliver’s Travel (GTA) in-bound, Octopus Travel B2B and Travelwire. Mr. Bruno held senior international positions at companies from various sectors, such as Regus (IWG), Energizer y Diageo.
As CEO of Time Out Group, the leading global media and entertainment business bringing the soul of the city to life in over 328 cities and 58 countries, Julio Bruno acted as lead-motivator, idea captain, expert gear-shifter and team adhesive. Since joining Time Out in 2015, his strategic vision has bolstered the company’s shareholder value: in June 2016, the company was publicly listed on the stock exchange, and under his leadership it has taken a step towards the next phase of the group's growth through its successful Time Out Markets, a high quality culinary and cultural concept now present in cities such as Lisbon, New York, Chicago and Dubai.
In parallel with his operational work, Mr. Bruno is also currently involved with the start-up community, acting as an angel investor and board adviser to a number of businesses worldwide.
Awards and recognitions:
He has been recognized for his work by top tier media such as CNBC, Financial Times, BBC, Sky News, Diario ABC, Expansión and Yahoo! Finance, among others.
He was also awarded the Order of Civil Merit of Spain - Officer’s Cross, which recognizes the extraordinary service by Spanish and foreign citizens for the benefit of Spain.
In 2021, he was recognized as Business Leader of the year- Consumer Media by Campaign UK, and was also added to Yahoo! Finance’s list of international executives HERoes y EMpower 2021 as a rights defender of minorities and women in the workplace.
Moreover, he has been recognized as a LGTB+ role model by the Top 100 OUTstanding Executives 2021.
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