Susana Malcorra is the dean of the IE School of Global and Public Affairs. She served as minister of foreign affairs and worship for Argentina from 2015 to 2017. After stepping down, she continued to work as a special advisor to President Macri, 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 United Nations under-secretary-general for field support from 2008 to 2015, and as chief operating officer and deputy executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP), where she oversaw emergency and humanitarian operations in more than 80 countries. Before joining the WFP, Malcorra had more than 25 years of experience in the private sector, including at IBM Argentina and Telecom Argentina, where she eventually served as CEO.
Dialogue members Susana Malcorra and Rebeca Grynspan are participating in a thought leadership series titled “Women’s Voices for an Equal Future.” The series is organized by the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) and the Group of Women Leaders Voices for Change and Inclusion (GWL-Voices).
On April 9, members of the “Group of Women Leaders, Voices for Change and Inclusion” called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to address the Covid-19 crisis in an electronically signed letter. Amongst the notable signatories are Dialogue members Christiana Figueres, Rebeca Grynspan, and Susana Malcorra.