Maite Arango is President of Ashoka España (support to social entrepreneurs). She is also a member of its trustees and of the Ashoka Support Network, full partner of Ashoka.org at global level and co-leader of next Now since its launch in 2019. She was born in Mexico, but currently lives in Madrid.
She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Scripps (California).
Until December 2018 she was shareholder and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Vips Group (currently Alsea).
She heads up the Advisory Council of the Wellbeing Project, a co-creation of a number of organisations, whose aim is to boost a change in the culture of the social innovation sector.
She is Vice-President of the Council and part of the Board of Trustees of the Hazloposible Foundation, a private non-profit entity which finds innovative ways of engaging society in charitable causes, using information and communication technologies.
She is founder, Vice-Chair and member of the Executive Committee of the SERES Foundation (made up of over 150 companies, which represent some 70% of the companies in the IBEX 35 index). SERES aims to strengthen and promote Corporate Responsibility as a strategic part of the business of the company, promoting the spirit of collaboration between its partners.
Since its creation in 2003, she has formed part of the Professional Board of ESADE and has been a member of its International Advisory Board since 2017, where she debates the future strategy of the university, supporting the areas of innovation, relevance and impact.
She was made Fellow in 2018 of the Distinguished Careers Institute of the University of Stanford and has been member since May 2020 of the trustees of the Princesa de Asturias Foundation, of which she also forms part of the delegated committee.