Adriana Hoyos

Adriana is a seasoned leader with a proven track record in the strategy consulting industry, specializing in artificial intelligence economics, digital transformation, internet markets, international development, tech policy, ESG, and geopolitics.

In her executive roles, she has served as the CEO and board member at Women’s World Bank Co, worked in corporate banking at Citibank, and has extensive experience serving on various boards. 

Her current board affiliations include SACYR’s Board of Directors and ESG Committee, MIT Digital Economy Initiative’s Experts Panel, SciTheWorld’s Advisory Board, and ANAR Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

Adriana is also adjunct Professor at IE University, where she lectures on digital ecosystems and artificial intelligence economics at both master’s and undergraduate levels, as well as executive education. She has been a Senior Fellow at Harvard University for over a decade.

Her diplomatic experience includes representing Colombia as an Economic Attaché in Spain, Director of  Plan Colombia for Europe, and representing the country at the UN’s Kyoto Protocol. She has also served as a senior advisor in three USA presidential campaigns, among other political strategy consultancy roles.

Adriana holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics, a Master’s degree in Auditing, and postgraduate studies in Humanities, among other qualifications and executive education programs completed at Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and Penn, among others.

As an international speaker, Adriana has participated in prestigious conferences, including the World Economic Forum (Davos), Clinton Global Initiative, Socap Global, Skoll World Forum, South Summit, and the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council, among others.

Adriana holds triple citizenship, encompassing the United States, Spain, and Colombia. This diverse background further enriches her global perspective and expertise.


• Harvard Strategy Consulting, 2012 - Present

• CEO, Women’s World Banking Co., 2006 - 2009

• Independent Consulting, 2004 - 2006

• Senior Counselor to the President, Government of Colombia, 2002 - 2004

• Economic Attaché, Embassy of Colombia in Spain, 1996 - 2001

• Director, Plan Colombia Europe, 1998 - 2001

• Corporate Banking Analyst, Citibank, 1993 - 1995


• Professor of Digital and AI Economics, IE University, 2020 - Present

• Senior Fellow, Harvard University, 2009 - Present

• Assistant Professor, University of the Andes, 2008 - 2009


• MA in Buddhist Studies, Stanford University, 2006

• Master in Auditing, ICADE (Comillas Pontifical University), 1999

• Bachelor in Economics and Business Administration, University of the Andes, 1996

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Adjunct professor