Maria Garron is the Managing Director of European Operations, based in Madrid, Spain, and previously served as Managing Director at AECOM International Development Europe.
Maria holds a Degree in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master's degree in International Relations and Foreign Trade (CFE Business School), and in Strategic Management and Social Leadership for NGO´s (IESE Business School). After graduation, Maria started her career as a lawyer, but soon joined the international development sector where she has acquired over 20 years of experience in managerial positions. She has also worked as project director and senior consultant in more than 40 developing countries, and with a broad range of donors (EuropeAid, IDB, WB, DFID, and Sida).
Since 2005, Maria has been a professor and lecturer in several International Development courses and Masters in Spain and elsewhere (France, Bolivia, Romania), and has authored and co-authored numerous articles and publications related to development cooperation. Maria speaks fluent English, French, and Spanish, and is proficient in Arabic.