Maria ValenzuelaHead of Business Development

Maria Valenzuela – Head of Business Development

Maria is Integrity’s Head of Business Development based in London. She is a development professional with over 15 years’ experience in the design and implementation of major technical assistance programmes funded by DFID, USAID, the World Bank, EC, DANIDA, SIDA and foundations. Her specific field of expertise is business development, business strategy and the development of successful proposals and bid processes. Maria has authoritative knowledge of the global market for technical assistance, its current trends and challenges as well its key public and private players and the various donor policies, regulations and procedures on procurement, project management, contracts and grants.

Before she joined Integrity in November 2017 she headed up Nathan Associates’ business development team in London for five years. Earlier in her career Maria worked for Germany’s development agency GIZ and GOPA, Germany’s leading consultancy specialised in development cooperation.

Maria holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia and l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Toulouse, France. Originally from Colombia, she has lived and worked in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Switzerland, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Expertise

Business Development, Strategy, Programme and Account management, Stakeholder Engagement, Commercial Negotiations, Procurement, Team Leadership

Languages

English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese

Country Experience

Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, Nigeria, Tanzania

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