Bernardo Calleja

President, Otis EMEA


From the iconic Eiffel Tower to the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, Otis has a long and rich history in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), dating back to the late 19th century. EMEA is a highly diverse market comprised of 40+ countries – many with high population density, and others with tremendous runway for urban development. Bernardo and his team of about 23,000 Otis EMEA colleagues have a great opportunity to use our talent, resources and scale to meet the unique needs of our customers and passengers in the region.

Bernardo is an Otis veteran with more than 30 years of experience. He began his career at the Otis factory in San Sebastián, Spain and progressed through several international leadership positions.

Appointed President of EMEA in 2020, Bernardo is responsible for all aspects of the regional business’ sales, installation, service, modernization and operations, with a focus on safety, customer service, and prioritizing digitization as a strong pathway to growth.

Bernardo holds a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Oviedo, Spain and has completed post-graduate studies at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Empresa (IESE), University of Navarra, and the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.