Sergio A Fernández de Córdova

P3SmartCity, New York

Sergio has over 20 years of Advertising, Media, Government and Legal experience. Sergio has led a variety of private-public partnerships with leaders in cities across the US as well as major global cities.

Sergio co-founded FUEL Outdoor in 2003, growing the company to thousands of outdoor advertising billboard locations nationwide. He sold the company to Och-Ziff, a global institutional asset management firm & formally exited in 2011. In 2017 he exited P3 Global Management to EYSA, Spain’s biggest Smart Mobility operator. Sergio is the Co-founder & visionary behind P3SmartCity Partners, KAPTYN, THYNGS Wireless & PVBLIC Foundation. In all of his work, he leads the global development and policy work behind structuring Public Private Partnerships (PPP) around smart infrastructure & policy framework with local, state + federal governments.

In his philanthropic endeavors, as Chairman of PVBLIC he leads the foundations engagement with Governments from the White House to the United Nations and multinationals; public & private. Sergio has developed partnerships that today hosts the Latino Impact Summit, SDG Media Zone & Media For Social Impact Summit, One For All campaign; all in collaboration with various UN agencies. The collective platforms all focus on raising awareness and encourage action for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 

Sergio has been celebrated locally and internationally for the work of his various business for over a decade. In 2012, Dell Inc. named Sergio one of its #Inspired 100 leading global influencers. In 2015 Meet LATAM recognized Sergio as Entrepreneurial Latin Global Leader & Influencer. In 2016 the Humanitarian Innovation Forum honored Sergio at the UN with the Global Social Impact Award. In November, Crain’s honored Sergio as a Visionaries’ finalist to the Hispanic Executive & Entrepreneur Award and he was most recently named United Nations top 3 most influential people in the world, by the UN Social 500 list.

Sergio was Knighted in Madrid, Spain to the Order of St. Lazarus, by Don Carlos Gereda y de Borbon, Marques de Almazan; in 2011. Sergio is an active contributor in the Huffington Post, ICO Crowd and Univision. A graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s in Sociology, Sergio also completed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Birthing of Giants® executive program.