María Ángeles studied economics between Ireland and Spain, started her career in Marketing but quickly realized that sales was her natural drive. She is passionate about her work, and enjoys giving to, sharing and trusting people.
She works for Telefónica S.A since more than 20 years, where she has led a "digital transformation" sales job. She currently combines this job with her work in the Family foundation. Her philanthropic experience of over 15 years, led to a change in Open Value’s model, from a pure philanthropic one, to a personal approach, that combines philanthropy, as seed capital, with private investment and business models, as tools for development and sustainability. Her experiences with Acumen and YSB founders have been of great inspiration for this vision.
María Ángeles is co-founder of Open Value Foundation and the driving force of the new vision and model developed, that seeks for more efficient and sustainable ways to solve the social problems to achieve higher social impact.
“We trust in people’s self-potential to develop; we only need to open doors of opportunities.”