Mary Wharmby

Mary Wharmby a design leader, strategist and educator with almost 20 years experience. From startups to multinationals, she has successfully led design, research and strategy teams in the creation of engaging and impactful products and services as well as leveraged design to drive global organizational change.

As Head of Design Transformation at BBVA in Madrid, Spain, Mary formed and leads a team dedicated to increasing customer-centricity, improving collaboration and boosting creativity across the entire organization by infusing design into every Department.

Mary has an MFA in New Media from Academy of Art University (her designer/problem solver side) and a MA in International Relations from Columbia University (her systems analyst/researcher side). Mary has worked and taught in the US, Europe, Russia, India and Latin America.