Susana Malcorra

Senior Advisor IE University

Susana Malcorra is currently Senior Advisor at IE University after stepping down as Dean of the IE School of Public and Global Affairs in September 2021.

She was Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Argentine Republic from December 2015 to July 2017 and was the Chairperson of the WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) hosted by Argentina in December 2017.

Minister Malcorra has a broad professional career. She has 25 year in the technology and telecommunications sectors. She began her corporate career as a Systems Engineer at IBM eventually moving up to CEO at Telecom Argentina, the third-largest company in Argentina at the time.

She joined the United Nations in 2004 as Chief Operating Officer of the World Food Programme. In 2008 she joined Peacekeeping as Head of the Department of Field Support.

In April 2012, Ms. Malcorra was appointed Chief of Staff to the Secretary-General.

Thus, in addition to her long career as an executive, she has invaluable experience in the diplomatic field including a range of activities from handling negotiations with various countries (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Chad, Somalia or Afghanistan, among others) to the approval by the General Assembly of strategic, financial and budgetary matters. Among other specific tasks, Ms. Malcorra coordinated the Mission on the Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons and the first Health Mission for Ebola Emergency Response in West Africa.

After leaving the Government of the Argentine Republic, Ms. Malcorra has been affiliated with multiple Think-tanks, Foundations and NGO’s related to matters of democracy, global governance, leadership and gender. She is the founder of Global Women Leaders, Voices for Change and Inclusion.

She’s a member of several Boards of both business and non-profit organizations.