Maribel D. Ortiz
International Social Security Association, General Secretariat
Senior Officer in Social Security
Maribel is an economist by profession. She joined the International Social Security Association (ISSA) in its Manila Office as the ISSA Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific before moving to the ISSA Headquarters in Geneva. She led the development of the ISSA Guidelines on Good Governance, which subsequently led to the development of other sets of ISSA guidelines in strategic areas in social security administration. The ISSA Guidelines are at the heart of the ISSA Centre of Excellence, which provides hands-on support to member organizations that use the guidelines to benchmark their practices in the administration and management of social security programmes. Ms Ortiz has a PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.