OECD Global Forum: Building Trust and Reinforcing Democracy


Ángel Alonso Arroba


Vice Dean for Management and Development, IE School of Global and Public Affairs


Ángel Alonso Arroba is Vice Dean for Management and Development at the IE School of Global and Public Affairs. He is responsible for overseeing the daily management of the whole school and its different teams, as well as advancing an ambitious agenda to consolidate IEGPA´s international profile, enhance its programs and activities and design and implement its future strategy. Ángel has had a distinguished career in international affairs. Most recently he was Ambassador-at-large for Spanish Global Citizenry at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, developing networks of Spanish professionals abroad. During his tenure at the Ministry, he was also a member of the Prime Minister´s Covid19 task force during the first wave of the pandemic and played a critical role in the drafting of Spain´s Foreign Policy Strategy 2021-2024. Angel worked for more than 13 years at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in Paris, where he held several senior positions, including Head of Management and Communications and senior advisor to the Secretary-General. He started his professional career in Washington DC, working for the World Bank Group and the Democracy Coalition Project, an initiative of the Open Society Institute. He has been a professor of international affairs at SciencesPo Paris and IE University. Ángel holds an MA in International Security Studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, conducted postgraduate studies in International Relations and Political Science in Madrid, and holds two Bachelor Degrees in Social Anthropology and Journalism from University of Sevilla. He is also a graduate of the United World Colleges.

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