Ángel Alonso Arroba

Ángel Alonso Arroba is the Vice Dean for Management and Development at IE School of Global and Public Affairs. He is responsible for overseeing the daily management of the whole school and its different teams. He is also advancing the school’s ambitious agenda to expand its international reach, enhance its programs and activities, and design and implement its future strategies.

Ángel has had a distinguished career in international affairs. Most recently, he was Ambassador-at-large for Spanish Global Citizenry at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he developed networks of Spanish professionals abroad. While he worked at the ministry, he was part of the Prime Minister’s COVID-19 task force in the first wave of the pandemic and played a critical role in drafting Spain’s Foreign Policy Strategy 2021–2024.

Launching his professional career in Washington, D.C., Ángel worked for the World Bank Group and the Democracy Coalition Project, an initiative of the Open Society Institute. For over 13 years, Ángel worked at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in Paris, where he held several senior positions, including head of management and communications and senior advisor to the Secretary-General. He has also been a professor of international affairs at SciencesPo Paris and IE University.


  • Ambassador-at-large for Spanish Global Citizenry, Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2020 – 2021
  • Head of Management and Communications, Office of the Secretary-General, OECD, France 2015 – 2020
  • Advisor and Office Manager, office of the OECD Secretary-General, OECD, France, 2012 – 2015
  • Manager of the Office of the Secretary-General, OECD, France, 2010 – 2012
  • Policy Analyst & Outreach Coordinator Latin America, OECD, France, 2007 – 2010
  • Program Associate, Democracy Coalition Project, Washington DC, USA, 2005 – 2007
  • Consultant, World Bank Group, Malawi, 2004
  • Research Assistant, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Washington DC, USA, 2004 – 2005
  • Consultant, Club of Madrid, Madrid, 2003
  • Office Manager, University of the Middle East, Madrid, 2002
  • Communications Officer, United World Colleges Spain, Madrid, 2001
  • Journalist (intern), Diario de Sevilla, 1999


  • Professor of international affairs at SciencesPo Paris, France, 2017 – 2018
  • Professor of international affairs and IE University, Spain, 2019 – 2021


  • MA in International Security Studies, School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, USA, 2005
  • Postgraduate Degree on Political Sciences and Constitutional Law, Center for Political and Constitutional Studies, Spain, 2003
  • MA in International Relations, University Center Ortega y Gasset, Spain, 2002 (Certificate of studies, final thesis not presented)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Anthropology, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, 2001
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, 2000
Last Name
Alonso Arroba
Vice Dean for Management and Development