Andrea Sánchez-Salazar Accolti-Gil – Banco de Crédito BCP
Head of Agile Transformation
Andrea Sánchez-Salazar has led and participated in projects and portfolios for 20 years. She studied Systems Engineering at the University of Lima-Peru, and later an MBA at the University of Manchester-UK.
Andrea joined Banco de Crédito del Peru 23 years ago, leading bank in the Peruvian market, where she has had the opportunity to experiment in various roles of the organisation. She spent her first years in Help Desk and Process improvement of ITIL, CMMI, PMO and Business Continuity. During this time she was able to get to know and understand the areas of Software Development, Testing, Infrastructure, Operations, Architecture and Project Management; and how all these units were integrated and were key in the success of Projects and the operational continuity of the bank.
In the following years, she acquired the position of Head of IT Procurement and Negotiation, in charge of the relationship with suppliers and negotiating the demand requested by the Technology area and Sponsors of the Projects. This gave her a broader knowledge, not only in the relationship of suppliers with large projects, but also in the efficiency component generated by good negotiations.
In the last 7 years, Andrea has been the Head of Portfolio Management, beginning a process of evolution, specialisation and growth of the area, creating a path of continuous improvement and generating considerable value to the strategic objectives of the bank. As Head of Portfolio Management, together with his PMO team, she generated important changes in the way Project Management was delivered, introducing concepts of transparency, approach to business and agility, among others.
In the last 2 years, Andrea has added the Agile Transformation of the Bank to her responsibility, not only at the Portfolio Management level, but at the Enterprise level.