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Teresa Sanjurjo González

She has been the director of the Princess of Asturias Foundation since 2009 and a member of its Board of Trustees since 2018.

Born in Madrid in 1972, she studied at Comillas Pontifical University (ICADE), where she graduated in Law in 1995, at the same time as obtaining qualifications as a Corporate Legal Advisor (E1). She holds a Master’s Degree in Administration and Management of Foundations and Other Non-Profit Organizations from the Autonomous University of Madrid (1999/2000) and completed the General Management Program (PDG) at the IESE Business School in 2007 and the Manager to Board Member Program at the Escuela de Consejeros (IESE-AED-KPMG) in 2021.

She has spent her entire career in the field of non-profit organizations, primarily foundations. Before joining the Princess of Asturias Foundation, she was General Manager of the Spanish Association of Foundations from 2003. Previous to that, she occupied the position of Technical Manager of the Spanish Confederation of Foundations from 2001, after joining the organization in 1999.

She became a member of the Diversity Advisory Committee at Caixabank in 2022 and was appointed as an independent member of the Board of Directors of Acciona in 2023.

Member of the Hague Club, of which she was president from 2016 to 2017, she also belongs to the International Women’s Forum. During her years of work within the foundations sector in Spain, she has participated in numerous forums, conferences and seminars, in addition to contributing to specialized publications. She has also lectured on specialized courses in this sector.

She is also an honorary member of the Colombian Academy of the Spanish Language, a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Directors (AED) and a corresponding member of the Royal Asturian Academy of Jurisprudence. She was awarded the Cross of Police Merit with White Decoration by Spain’s Ministry of the Interior in September 2014.

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