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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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22 Mar 2018
Management Today
Blippar COO Danny Lopez: 'Career pivots aren't for everybody'

Danny Lopez is the living embodiment of that rather suspect statistic saying we’ll have seven distinct careers in our lifetime. At 43, he’s already well over half way there, having been a banker, a civil servant, Britain’s youngest ever consul-general in New York and now chief operating officer for tech unicorn Blippar...

20 Feb 2018
The World's Most innovative Companies 2018

A leading augmented reality company, Blippar develops technology that recognizes and understands the world in front of devices. It recently launched its Urban Visual Positioning System, which leverages computer vision to understand where a user is geographically, as well as her orientation to the surrounding environment. Reported to be more accurate than GPS...

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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