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Maria Paz Menéndez Escandón


María Paz Menéndez Escandón



Maria Paz currently works as Regional Manager at the International Baccalaureate (IB) for the Iberian Peninsula in The Hague, The Netherlands. Previously she was Senior Advisor for Development, Marketing and Communications at the IB Foundation Headquarter in Geneva, Switzerland. She has also been Managing Director of the IE Fund in New York, U.S.A., Director of Communications at IE Business School in Madrid and Deputy Director of Communications at Yves Saint Laurent Madrid, Spain. Prof. Menéndez is a Ph D. Candidate at Universidad Autónoma of Madrid, graduated as International M.B.A. from IE Business School (Madrid, Spain), as Masters of Research in Educational and Social Research from The Institute of Education at the University of London - UCL (U.K.), a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Oviedo (Oviedo, Spain) and has attended several executive programs in Board of Directors Management at Harvard Business School (Boston, U.S.A.). Prof. Menéndez is engaged with several research activities as a member of the GIPES Research group at Autónoma University of Madrid, Spain. She has written several articles in peer-review journals and has presented research papers at several conferences. She is a member of the Spanish Society of Pedagogy.

Corporate Experience

• Regional Manager Iberia, International Baccalaureate (IB), The Hague, The Netherlands, 2012 – present

• Senior Advisor, Africa, Europe & Middle East International Baccalaureate (IB), Geneva, Switzerland, 2009-2012

• Executive Director, IE Fund, New York, United States, 2002-2004

• Director of Communications, IE Business School, Madrid, Spain, 1998-2002

• Deputy Director of Communications, Yves Saint Laurent, Spain, 1996-1998

Academic Experience

• Adjunct Professor IE Business School, 2014-present

• Adjunct Professor IE School of Human Sciences and Technology, 2014-present

Academic Background

• Ph. D. Candidate, Autónoma University of Madrid

• Masters of Research in Social and Educational Research, Institute of Education, University of London

• International MBA, IE Business School

• Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration, University of Oviedo