Expert Profile

Ms Ingrid Gázquez
Position(s) Leadership Portfolio Manager for the Geneva Leadership Alliance

Ingrid Gázquez González, is the Leadership Portfolio Manager for the Geneva Leadership Alliance, a partnership that combines Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) expertise on peace, security and global governance with the leadership development expertise of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).

The mission of this Alliance is to advance the understanding, practice and positive impact of leading in public, private, non-profit organizations and civil society.

A lawyer by trade, Ingrid holds a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and International Adoption from the University of Barcelona and a second Master’s Degree in Communications and Marketing. She is currently pursuing an MBA with #ThePowerMBA.

As a certified Project Manager Professional (PMP), she honed her change management and educational expertise when founding her own NGO: Mundus. In its first 3 years, Mundus supported more than 1000 change makers to access "learning by doing" opportunities funded by the European Commission. Her entrepreneurial spirit has led her to engage with countless social enterprises and NGOs all around Europe confirming for her that community, government engagement and workforce development are essential enablers to make any social investment initiative successful.

Earlier in her carrier, she worked for Mondelez (former Kraft foods) coordinating operations for their third party verified sustainability cocoa initiative, Cocoa Life, a 400M$ holistic program implemented in cocoa farming communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America to boost farmer’s skills and improve their livelihoods, strengthen their communities and inspire the new generation of cocoa farmers to use their land sustainably.

In her previous role as Learning and Development Specialist at The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, she, together with Ministries of Health, designed and implemented capacity strengthening programs in more than 15 developing countries to improve the availability of medicines in the Global South. She’s passionate about shaping change through engaging with people and building their capabilities. Ingrid is behind the Engage-Design-Implement-Sustain (EDIS) Organizational Development Model, a process-driven approach to optimize workforce performance and improve commodity availability and health outcomes.

Ingrid is a Spanish national and her mother tongue is Spanish. She is fluent in Catalan and has an intermediate level of French and German.