Maria Zapata

Globalizer Co-Director
Maria Zapata is Ashoka´s Globalizer Co-Director, a program she co-founded in 2009 to help social entrepreneurs scale their impact and to re-shape the field of social scaling. Globalizer has engaged over 1000 CEOs, senior execs and consultants to support 200+ leading global social entrepreneurs to scale their impact. Maria joined Ashoka in 2003, to launch Ashoka Spain and to support the setup of Ashoka in Western Europe. She has been a key figure in the development of the SE field in Spain. Prior to Ashoka, Maria worked for GE eight years in the US, UK, Netherlands, Mexico and Spain. She sits on the Board of United Way Spain and on the Advisory Board of Fundación Haz lo Posible Maria was part of an innovative pan-European university program and holds a Business degree sponsored by five leading European Universities. She is also FMP (Leading Financial Program in Corporate America) Graduate