Susana Malcorra, former minister of foreign affairs for Argentina, has been appointed as the new dean of the IE School of Global & Public Affairs, as announced by the IE University in Spain.
Malcorra served as minister of foreign affairs to President Mauricio Macri from 2015 to 2017. She then served as his special advisor, coordinating Argentina’s preparations for hosting the WTO and preparing for the 2018 G-20 Summit in Buenos Aires. In 2012, she was appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as chef de cabinet to the executive office of the United Nations. Malcorra also served as the UN under-secretary-general for field support from 2008 to 2015, and as chief operating officer and deputy executive director of the World Food Programme. Before joining the WFP, she had more than 25 years of experience in the private sector, including at IBM Argentina and Telecom Argentina, where she eventually served as CEO.
President of IE University, Santiago Íñiguez de Onzoño, stated that Malcorra “brings a fascinating experience, a valuable network, and a top-tier global vision to the IE School of Global & Public Affairs,” according to Europa Press. Malcorra shared that she was grateful for the opportunity, and as dean she hopes to feature the school as an “international benchmark.”
Susana Malcorra is a Member of the Inter-American Dialogue. She sits on the Dialogue’s Board of Directors.