Edgar Palencia Rubio
Industrial Engineer with business acumen born in Ávila, Spain. I consider myself lucky of being influenced by different cultures as I’ve been able to call home places such as Reykjavík (Iceland), Shanghai (China), and, of course, Madrid (Spain).
I played basketball at amateur/professional level over 9 years, so it is hard to imagine any day of my life without the practice of sport, whether it is basketball, working out at the gym, running, swimming or any other form of exercise.
Fascinated by photography, traveling, Rap and French Electronic music, science, strategy, architecture, design, good spicy food, and even better conversations.
Seeking to push myself hard for things that are worthy; reaching my goals and limits, and keep improving and learning day after day.
“Sport gives your life structure, discipline, and a pure fulfillment that few other areas of endeavor provide.”
– Bob Cousy
Since I can possibly remember, I’ve always been playing with a ball. I began playing football (soccer for Americans) since I was a child, mainly as a Goalkeeper, hard task to held a whole team under such a big goal.
When I was 16, I changed that ball for a bigger one and started to practice basketball, tough change since I barely had played it before. I began to play in the under categories of Óbila C.B. in Spain and two years later I joined the EBA League professional team. Later, I earned a scholarship to study and practice basketball at the same time in the LEB Plata League professional team. I also had the pleasure to be part of a foreign team while abroad, the ÍR in Iceland.
I hung up my shoes after 9 years of playing basketball and several injuries on my back. Nowadays my next medium-term goal is to participate in a Triathlon.
The sport has helped me to develop a set of personal skills such as drive, self-discipline, teamwork, time management, commitment, and leadership.
The Amateur Photographer
I have become an enthusiast of photography art and use it as a way to express both my creativity and my views and sensitivity of my surroundings.
I love architectural, landscape, and urban photography, but above all, getting into rooftops of buildings for the unique perspective of the cities.