José María Vera Villacián (Madrid, June 14, 1965) treasures a long career in the world of cooperation and the third sector.
Trained as an industrial chemist, he worked as a volunteer in Peru, worked as a project engineer at Técnicas Reunidas and soon joined Oxfam Intermón (Oxfam Spain) as Director of Campaigns and Studies, and of its headquarters in Madrid.
He was Director of Cooperation Programs for the Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government at the Ibero-American General Secretariat.
He returned to Oxfam Intermón in 2012 to hold the position of director general; and in 2019 he was appointed executive director of Oxfam International.
He has been executive director of UNICEF Spain since November 2021.
He writes regularly in different media, has been a visiting professor at Georgetown University and Loyola Andalucía University; has directed several editions of the reports La Realidad de la Ayuda and La Cooperación Sur-Sur en Iberoamérica; holds a Master's degree in International Cooperation for the by the Complutense University of Madrid; and has completed the Management Development Program (PDD) at IESE Business School, the Sustainable Investment Program (ESG) at Cambridge University and the ESADE Advisors Program.
"In defense of Children's Rights. Inequality and Climate Change activist"