Mr. Abarca joined Banco Sabadell in 2007 as CTO (Chief Technology Officer). He later on was appointed CIO (Chief Information Officer). In the summer 2014, he was assigned the position of CPIO (Chief Process and Information Officer). He is member of the board of Business Services for Information Systems, S.A.
He began his professional career in the Information Technologies sector in the Steria Group in 1990. In 1995, he joined the German multinational, Siemens Nixdorf, as Manager of the Technological Consultancy Unit for Financial Institutions. Since 1998, reporting directly to the German Central Office of Siemens, he held a management position in the Siemens Technological Services Business in South America.
At the beginning of 2001, he was incorporated as Head Technician in the Founder Team of the Company, e-xtendnow, an affiliate of Siemens and Banco Sabadell.
At the end of 2003, he was Managing Director of netfocus Company, which was created due to the expansion of the e-xtendnow capacities by means of acquisition of other companies, which maintained Siemens and Banco Sabadell as shareholders.
Mr. Abarca is an Advanced Telecommunications Engineer from the Polytechnical University of Catalonia; he has a Masters degree in Corporate Management from the Sloan Business School of MIT in Boston, and a Masters degree in e-business from the University of Stanford in California.