Maria Garcia Otero

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at ACCION International

Maria Garcia Otero

Maria Garcia Otero

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at ACCION International

Overview
Career Highlights

United States Department of State
ACCION International

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11622

Number of Boards

17

Birthday

1950 - La Paz, Bolivia

Age

69

Number of Awards

1

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President & Director at Dai Geo US, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.

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Executive Officer at Dai Geo US, Inc.

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Executive Officer at Dai Geo US, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at GRC Advisory Services LLC

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Executive Officer at Dai Geo US, Inc.

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Executive Officer at Dai Geo US, Inc.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Oxfam America, Inc.

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Interim Chair at Oxfam America, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The Kresge Foundation

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Maria Garcia Otero
Former President & Chief Executive Officer at ACCION International
Education
MA in Literature

The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university, the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland, and the original 1862 land-grant institution in the State. The University of Maryland is committed to achieving excellence as the State’s primary center of research and graduate education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise. The University creates and applies knowledge for the benefit of the economy and culture of the State, the region, the nation, and beyond. As the flagship of the University System of Maryland, the University shares its research, educational, cultural, and technological strengths with businesses, government, and other educational institutions. The University counts among its greatest strengths -- and a major component of its excellence -- the diversity of its faculty, students, and staff. The University of Maryland, College Park is committed to equal educational opportunity and strives to hire a diverse faculty and staff of exceptional achievement through affirmative actions, to celebrate diversity in all of its programs and activities, and to recruit and retain qualified graduate and undergraduate minority students.

M.A. in Economic Development & International Studies

A division of The Johns Hopkins University, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students a truly international perspective on today’s critical issues. A presence on three continents sets SAIS apart and is one of our greatest strengths. We not only teach about the world, we are in the world. For seven decades, SAIS students have distinguished themselves by pursuing academic excellence in international relations. The school was established in Washington, D.C., in 1943, opened its campus in Europe, Italy, in 1955 and in 1986 initiated one of the ?rst Western university programs in the People’s Republic of China in Nanjing. A SAIS education combines the academic depth of a graduate school with the practical policy focus of a professional school. SAIS graduates are known for their interdisciplinary breadth and solid foundation in economics—prerequisites for a successful career in international relations. The result: innovative thinkers and problem-solvers with the economic and cultural expertise to confront complex global challenges.

Memberships
Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
1986 - 2009

ACCION International provides microcredit and financial support services. Its services include investments and client education. The company was founded by Joseph Blatchford in 1961 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Director, Corporate Sponsorship
Prior - 2015

Americas Society is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate and dialogue in the Americas. Its mission is to foster understanding of the contemporary political, social, and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the Inter-American relationship.

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy & Human Rights
2012 - 2013

The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States. The Department was created in 1789 and was the first executive department established.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Development Alternatives, Inc. provides social, economic, and institutional development solutions. It provides advisory services on natural resource management, corporate services, financial sector reforms, health, governance, information and communication technology for development, environment and energy. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Bethesda, MD.

Chairman
Prior
Member, Board of Directors
2013 - Current

Public Welfare Foundation, Inc. is an American private company located in NW Washington, DC, that supports efforts to ensure fundamental rights and opportunities for people.

Director
Prior

ACCION East, Inc. provides microcredit and financial support services. It offers access to capital and financial education. The firm serves low- and moderate-income individuals, primarily minorities and women. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Director
1994 - Prior

The Inter-American Foundation, an independent U.S. government agency, was created by Congress in 1969 to channel development assistance directly to the organized poor in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IAF has carried out its mandate by responding with grant support for the most creative ideas for self-help received from grassroots groups and nongovernmental organizations. It also encourages partnerships among community organizations, business and local government directed at improving the quality of life for poor people and strengthening democratic practices. The IAF is governed by a board of directors appointed by the president of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. A president, appointed by the board, serves as the Inter-American Foundation’s chief executive officer, managing a group of employees based in Washington D.C.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2010

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Political Donations
$250
2007

Former Senator from New York

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Awards & Honors
Dartmouth College
Events
Speaker
New York City, NY
2008 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

CGI's Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. Meeting participants analyze pressing global challenges, discuss the most effective solutions, and build lasting partnerships that enable them to create positive social change. To date CGI members have made more than 2,300 commitments, which have improved the lives of over 400 million people in more than 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at more than $73.1 billion.

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