Javier Gómez Santander

Keynote Speaker

He is a journalist, has been on the radio, was an editor and presenter of political programs on television. At age 18, he moved from Santander to Madrid to study journalism. He has worked on news programs for the Ser and La Sexta networks. He was a news writer, driver and director. However, he never stopped writing. He was a contributor and columnist for Diário Público and El Mundo, among others. From his job in the newsroom, he learned to be firm in his positions on justice and equity.

He is currently head writer and co-producer of La casa de papel, which in 2018 became the first Spanish series to win an International Emmy (Best Drama category), one of the most prestigious awards of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Streamed in 190 countries and with over 44 million viewers, it has become the most watched non-English language production on Netflix.