Francisco Javier Rodríguez

Innovation Manager




PhD in Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, specialising in public sector economics. I work in RENFE Operadora at present, as Innovation Manager. Driving force behind the Startup Acceleration Program, TrenLab.
Throughout my time at Renfe Operadora, which began more than 25 years ago, I have held various positions: Manager of Management Control and Investments, Manager of Development and Strategy, Head of Analysis, Coordination and Planning Cabinet, Head of Management Control, etc. I have an important, extensive and varied professional experience in issues related to the railway, economic management, project development and implementation and business strategy.

I have made my work at RENFE compatible with my teaching activity, as a university professor of economics at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid between 2000 and 2007. I am part of an inter-university working group on research in public management and I have participated in research projects related to the implementation of ABC cost models in local administration and the definition of management indicators for comparability. I have also written some articles in specialized journals.