Scientific Advisory Board

Leo Junquera

Leo Junquera

Managing Director
Ernst & Young

As a Managing Director at EY, Leo is responsible for growing the Microsoft Alliance partnership within the Financial Services organization.  He devises GTM strategy, execution, delivery, and advisory services around the way in which Microsoft cloud technologies are transforming the industry. Prior to joining EY, Leo was a top performing Technology Executive at Microsoft Corporation. For a decade, he executed within the Financial Services operating unit, overseeing globally strategic accounts, and driving cloud transformation, and adoption. Leo came to Microsoft from PartnerRe where he was the CIO of the Capital Markets division and scaled their technology to support doubling of the assets under management (AUM). In 2003 as Director of Development for a division of Computershare, he drove the product transformation from a legacy on-premise product with a traditional licensing model to a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering with a recurring revenue model well before the inception of current Cloud Service Providers (CLP).


Leo represented and spoke at events for Microsoft related to autism and technology including the United Nations where in 2019 he spoke about How Assistive Technology Can Help People with Autism during the 12 session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. He founded the 1st Financial Services Autism Hackathon in 2018. His mission was to bring Financial Services Industry developers together to demonstrate how Microsoft technologies can transform autism services for those with more profound autism. The event tackles meaningful, real world use cases provided by families and creates lasting open-source projects for the community. In April of 2023, EY hosted the 6th annual event where over 150 people participated from multiple countries. Leo has also developed his own technology solution for his son, who is on the autism spectrum.


Leo graduated from Connecticut College in 1990 with a B.A. degree in International Relations and Economics.