HANNOVER MESSE 2019, 01 - 05 April

Javier Sesma

General Manager

thyssenkrupp Elevator Innovation Center,  Javier Sesma


thyssenkrupp Elevator Innovation Center



Industrial Engineer (MSc-Hons) from Polytechnic University of Gijon, Advanced Management program by Instituto de Empresa (IE) Business School, has done PhD studies at European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) from Berlin (ESMT) and is Doctorate in Business Administration by University of Oviedo.

Although Mr Sesma has started his professional career at Andersen consulting with international assignments in Puerto Rico and USA, he has spent the majority of his professional experience with thyssenkrupp where he has acquainted more than 20 years of experience on Innovation, Internationalization and Business Development combined with international assignment in USA and UK.

Javier Sesma is today General Manager of the Global Research Development and Innovation Center that thyssenkrupp has at Gijon (Spain). Since 2012 is member of the Global Research and Development Council from thyssenkrupp Elevator. He is member of the Executive Committee Foundation Innovation in Spain, member of the Observatory industry4.0 in Spain, Member of the Advisory committee of Science and technology of Asturias Government and member of the Board of Trustees of COTEC foundation to foster Innovation Chaired by H.M. Felipe VI King of Spain.

Based in Gijon (Asturias, Spain), thyssenkrupp Elevator Innovation Center is a global reference in elevation systems and Urban Mobility, accelerated moving walkways virtual environments and Digitalization, has generated more than 60 patents and is recognized globally for some of its innovations like TurboTrack, iwalk ACCEL, MULTI 1:3 technology or HoloStair, some of them presented worldwide at The Real Scale Laboratory of Gijon and which have been received global recognition inside and outside thyssenkrupp. Last September the center was recognized with the distinction “Ambassador of Gijon 2017” for its support to Gijon as a city for Innovation and business and also for promoting knowledge Economy from Gijon and Asturias throughout the world.

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