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Danny Lopez


London, UK

Chief Operating Officer


Danny Lopez
Danny is a former banker and diplomat who is currently the COO of Blippar, a technology company specialising in augmented reality and artificial intelligence. Previously he held the position of British Consul General to New York for five years. Prior roles include being the inaugural CEO of 'London & Partners' as well as a number of senior international positions for Barclays Bank.

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27 Sep 2017
Danny Lopez & Iain Anderson Join Innovate Finance as Non-Executive Directors

Innovate Finance has announced the appointment of Danny Lopez and Iain Anderson as non-executive directors of the organisation. Lopez is the Chief Operating Officer of Blippar, a technology company specializing in augmented reality and artificial intellegence. Between 2011 and 2016 Lopez was the British Consul General to New York and was Director General of UK Trade & Investment in the United States. He played a vital role in leading the UK’s efforts to promote transatlantic trade and supported Innovate Finance’s outreach initiatives in America.

25 Sep 2017
Blippar is helping your smartphone to “see” better

For the last six years Blippar has been one London’s biggest advocates of augmented reality technology...We sat down with Blippar’s chief operating officer Danny Lopez, the former British Consul General in New York, to find out what the company’s up to.

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Danny Lopez’s Background

Chief Operating Officer
Aug 2016 - Present
London, UK
As COO Danny oversees Blippar's global operations and strategic planning at a time of ambitious growth and international expansion.
British Consul General
Jul 2011 - Jul 2016
New York, US
As the senior British diplomat to New York, Danny was responsible for promoting the UK’s economic profile, foreign policy and national security priorities. He also led the operations of UK Trade & Investment across nine cities in the US.
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Other Business Interests

Non-Executive Director
Oct 2017 - Present
London, UK
Innovate Finance is an independent, non-profit membership based organisation and industry body serving the financial technology community.
May 2017 - Present
London, UK
Grant Thornton UK is working to stimulate ideas and action to develop a vibrant economy in the UK. To help lead this nationwide inquiry, some of the country’s pioneering business leaders, charity executives, local government representatives and thought leaders have formed the Vibrant Economy Commission
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Danny Lopez’s Education

Master's Degree in International Economics and Finance
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Economics