Type of organization: Consulting company
Country: United States
International Development Professional with over seven years of experience in consulting for governments, private and public developers in Europe, Middle East, Latin America and Caribbean. Specialized in competitiveness, private sector development, economic and industrial policy and sector institutional support. Experience includes a large variety of sectors (industrial, agricultural and services) in many different countries as for example Spain, Portugal, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Lebanon, Austria, Tunis, Morocco, Italy, Turkey, Haiti and Dominican Republic.
Experience also in case teaching about strategy segmentation and value chain analysis to governmental bodies and regional development agencies.
She currently works as a senior consultant and strategy instructor in The Cluster Competitiveness Group, The World Bank and the European Foundation for Cluster Excellence.
Gloria has an M.Sc in Telecom and Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and a MBA from Esade Business School in Barcelona, Spain and the Manchester Business School in United Kingdom.
Type of activities that best describe my current responsabilities: Manage programs/projects, lead initiatives/missions .
I have been active in economic development for: Between 10 and 15 years .
I have experience with the following economic development-related tools: Industry analysis , Regional economic analysis , Cluster analysis , Benchmarking , Evaluation , Training .
I have experience with the following economic development-related topics: Internationalization , Investment attraction , Innovation, R&D , SME upgrading , Social inclusion/social responsibility , Impact assessment/evaluation , Capacity building , Cities , Rural regions , Economic development in emerging/developing economies .
I have worked in the following world regions: Europe , Latin America & Caribbean , Middle East & North Africa , North America .
I have worked in the following industries: Agro-Food , Creative , Electronics, Electrical Equipment , ICT , Jewellery , Maritime , Software , Textile , Tourism .
I am fluent (to high proficient) in the following languages: English , Spanish , French .
I am interested in: Participating in joint programs/cooperation projects , Doing peer reviews of programs/policies/initiatives , Consulting , Being a speaker .