Digital Ministerial


Miguel Escassi


Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy


Miguel is the Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy of Google in Spain. He is an executive specialized in digital transformation in Europe and the Americas. He has more than 15 years of international experience in digital transformation, strategic management, and leadership in both corporate and public sectors. He is passionate about how public-private collaboration and technology can build a more sustainable and inclusive world. In the public sector, Miguel has been Digital Transformation advisor to the Vice President of the Government of Spain, Nadia Calviño, during the period of definition of the Spain Digital Agenda 2025. In addition, Miguel was Secretary of Digital Agenda of the Government of Chile during the second term of President Michelle Bachelet, where he promoted international reference programs such as Startup Chile, Industrias 4.0, the new Telecommunications and Data Protection Laws, or the Charter of Digital Rights. On the other hand, Miguel was elected President of the Council of Spanish Residents (C.R.E.) of New York during the period 2011-2014. On the corporate side, he was a partner at the Oliver Wyman Consulting New York office, where he specialized on digital and telecom markets in US, LatAm and Europe; and he led Everis Consulting public sector practice in Chile. Later on, Miguel connected more dots, bringing together two things he is passionate about to co-found Yoomers, a startup that offers gastronomic, collaborative experiences. He has a strong interest for sustainability and diversity, collaborating in different initiatives around international development, digital inclusion, and empowering girls and women with technology. Miguel has been keynote speaker at several Digital Economy international conferences, and published several papers focusing on the impact of the digital revolution for economic development. He holds a Master of Engineering in Telecommunication Engineering from University of Seville, and a Master of Management from Cornell University.