Lidia del Pozo is Director of Community Investment Programs at BBVA, a global financial group headquartered in Spain with a diversified business portfolio providing financial services in 35 countries, with over 130.000 employees and more than 70 million customers.
She joined BBVA in 2006 and she is responsible, among others, for the Global Financial Education Program, and the support & training programs for SMEs and social entrepreneurs such as BBVA Momentum. She also manages the volunteering and educational programs at the group.
From 1999 to 2006, Lidia was Executive Director at The Spain - US Chamber of Commerce a private, US, non-profit membership organization based in New York and dedicated to fostering trade and investment relations between Spain and the United States. From this position she advised and supported Spanish companies in their setting up process in the US.
Previously she worked as Project Manager in several organizations such as the European Institute of Public Administration, in Maastricht, the Netherlands, where she cooperated in economic development projects and legal implementation processes.
Lidia has a Law Degree from the University of Deusto (Spain) where she also received a postgraduate Degree on European Studies. Additionally she obtained a Master on European and International Comparative Law (LLM) at the University of Maastricht (The Netherlands).