CEO, Open Value Foundation
María Cruz-Conde is CEO at Open Value Foundation and Board Advisor at the Serra Schönthal Foundation. María has been involved in local and international Civil Society Organizations for over 15 years. She is an Odontology graduate, and holds a Master’s Degree in International Cooperation and Development from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas and extensive experience in sustainability, gender, migrations and human rights. From 2008-2011 she developed WASH and locally-led development programs in Cambodia, and since then she has worked for International NGOs and Foundations in Spain and South América. At present, she coordinates projects and campaigns advocating against women sexual trafficking. María firmly believes in the role and relevance of Impact Investing and Venture Philanthropy in the fight against poverty and supports the impact investing ecosystem in Spain. She works to build and empower networks and partnerships that promote impact investing.