Héctor Arias

Héctor Arias

Head of Open Banking business operations

Héctor Arias is in charge of the global open banking business operations at BBVA, spanning partnerships execution and API creation processes across the BBVA footprint.

He previously served as director of open banking and digital transformation for BBVA USA. Along his team, he crafted the BBVA Open Platform and set up the banking API business in both the US and Spain Along his 20+ years experience in financial services he held different positions in business strategy, innovation, business development and engineering. He also worked with IBM and feels particularly proud of having been a developer of the very first online banking in Spain.

Héctor holds a MSc in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Vigo and a BA in Economics from the UNED. Additionally received a PDD from IESE.

Appearing at
The Future of Financial Services 2022
3 November - 4 November 2022
  • ICC Sydney
Our flagship event and the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, the Future of Financial Services, Sydney is the one-stop source for technology and innovation in Australia’s banking and financial services sector. For over a decade, FST’s Sydney...
FFS Sydney & NSW 2021
In partnership with NSW Government
9 November - 10 November 2021
  • Virtual Conference
FST Media’s flagship event and the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, the Future of Financial Services, Sydney has established itself as the most important tech-focused event on the industry’s calendar, setting the digital agenda for 2022 and beyond. This...