Maria Luz Giambartolomei

About Maria Luz Giambartolomei

Maria Luz joined the Community Enterprise Solutions and Social Entrepreneur Corps team in 2008. She originally worked as a Regional Director in Guatemala and in 2009 assumed the position of Country Director in Ecuador, where she started and led the implementation of the MicroConsignment Model throughout the country. During her time with Community Enterprise Solutions, she has also led consulting efforts for IADB (Paraguay), U-Specs (Guatemala), ETV (Argentina), Ciudad Saludable (Peru) and Global Cycle Solutions (Tanzania). Prior to this, Maria Luz spent six months working with a local NGO in India to improve the communication and project coordination skills of local workers. She also worked for Ak'Tenamit in Guatemala, a grassroots organization focused on education and artisan promotion. In 2005, Maria Luz graduated from the University of Bologna, Italy, with a degree in International and Diplomatic Sciences with Development Politics. In 2007 she graduated from FOCSIV in Rome with a diploma in International Politics, Cooperation and Development. Maria Luz is fluent in Italian, Spanish, English and French. She has been living in Bologna, Italy since 2014 and currently supports the leadership team as the Strategic Global Advisor.
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