Director of Invest In The Basque Country - SPAIN
Director of “Invest in the Basque Country” at the Basque Business Development Agency, SPRI, (Basque Government Department of Economic Development and Sustainability). Since 2014, she has managed more than 650 projects of Foreign Companies looking for greenfield investment in the Basque Country, more than 170 of these projects are now successfully established with more than 3,000 employees and €773 M invested. Previously, she has held several positions as Director of Innovation at the Technology Park of Biscay, landmark of innovation in Europe, and Marketing Director in the Technology Centre GAIKER. Meanwhile, she was appointed as expert in the Advisory Board on SME for the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission (2013-2015) and expert at the International Association of Science Parks – IASP- (2012-2014). Her background comes from a Business, Marketing and Science combination, starting in 1986 with a BSC in Science at the Basque Country University (UPV/EHU) and specialization with several master’s degrees at Reading University (UK), Marketing, Competitiveness by Deusto University (Harvard) and Advanced Management Program, AMP, by IE (Instituto de Empresa).