Horacio Gutierrez

Horacio Gutierrez, Head of Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer

Horacio Gutierrezis our Head of Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer. In this capacity, he oversees the Company’s work on a wide range of areas around the world, including industry relations and partnerships, public policy and trust and safety, among others, and leads a global team of business, public affairs, government relations, licensing, and legal professionals. Mr. Gutierrez joined Spotify as General Counsel in 2016 after spending over 17 years at Microsoft Corporation, ultimately as General Counsel and Corporate Vice President for Legal Affairs. Throughout his career, he has been involved in a number of high-profile legal and regulatory matters and concluded numerous intellectual property deals, including licensing agreements with companies around the world. Mr. Gutierrez has played a leading role on technology and innovation policy issues, including competition policy, intellectual property policy and internet regulation. He holds a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School, which he attended as a Fulbright Scholar; a Juris Doctor degree summa cum laude from the University of Miami; a Bachelor of Laws degree from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela; and a post-graduate diploma in corporate and commercial law from the same institution.