Elaine Arozarena

Elaine L. Arozarena is an International Advisor with vast experience in tangible asset management to service, design and manage capital initiatives (programs) for companies (private and publicly-held) building leading domestic and international teams entering new or emerging markets. She is also specialized in start-ups and turn-around operations to ensure results.

Elaine is a founding partner of Global Strategic Advise Services and the sister company “Global Human Capital Solutions”. She has conducted more than 300 senior management projects for over the past 15 years. She specializes in International, Diversity/Multi-cultural and Board Level projects. Her strengths include emerging markets and change management cases. Prior to her career in Executive Search that includes periods with Russell Reynolds Associates (developed Latin America markets from start), Heidrick & Struggles (International Practice Head) and Korn Ferry International (Iberian Peninsula Head), Elaine served as VP and Managing Director of Media and News Services for Nielsen International, and VP of International Client Sales and Services for Nielsen Europe. Earlier, she held several senior Regional Management positions in Latin America and Europe with Dun & Bradstreet International- Credit Services Division. She started her career with the Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público (Treasury Department)-Asuntos Hacendarios Internacionales of the Mexican Government, in Mexico City and also worked in the Renewable Energy Resources Division of the World Bank in Washington, D.C.

Elaine’s present Board activities include President of Sabores Autenticos de Mexico Foundation and of Asociacion de Restaurantes Mexicanos; VP and Treasurer of CCMEXES (Camara de Comercio Mexico-Espana).She is also on the Board of Advisors for Violy & Co. Her past Boards include Software AG, Hatton Investments, Sabertia Capital Partners, based in Barcelona, Spain, EYELOCK, a Biometric NYC based start-up and Board of Trustees of Sweet Briar College. She supports Jorda Partners with HQ in Vienna, Austria in special global projects.

Elaine is a Member of the International Women’s Forum (IWF), and has founded various chapters globally, including Spain, Venezuela amongst others. She is the Global Strategic Advisor to Art Solution and MasterArt and to Athena Art Financial Services and Falcon Group. She is a member of the Cousteau Society, The Smithsonian Institution, The World Wildlife Fund, The Sierra Club, the Americas Society and Council of the Americas in NYC, and she is an elected member of the two leading business organizations, El Círculo de Empresarios and SECOT in Madrid and El Círculo de Economía and Circulo Ecuestre in Barcelona.

Elaine, a Mexican and Spanish national, is married to a Spaniard, has lived in more than seven countries and speaks fluent Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and English. She earned both a BA in International Affairs and a BS in Environmental Studies from Sweet Briar College in Virginia, USA.  She also has a Diploma from Institut des Sciences Politiques and from Universite de Paris VII in Paris, France.