Biografía

YOLANDA VACCARO ALEXANDER

 

Yolanda Vaccaro Alexander is a Communicator Specialist, Journalist and International Relations Expert (PhD Studies, Master and Bachelor by Universidad Complutense de Madrid and CEU San Pablo University of Madrid). Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.  Visiting Researcher at George Mason University. Communications expert with over 20 years of proven success in international journalism, strategic outreach campaigns and international planning of public debates to include tied relationships and involvement with entities and media players such as the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, CNN,  El Comercio newspaper (Perú), El Mundo newspaper (España), among others.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Communications Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank Washington, DC
2011 – Present

Communicator Officer at the Executive Auditor Office (2016- present):

  • Author and developer of the Communication Strategy of the Department.
  • Contact with the stakeholders in Latin-America and other regions (internal audit organizations).
  • Editor and final approver to IDB blogs.
  • Director of internal communication materials such as videos and presentations.
  • Coordinator of the internal communication.
  • Coordinator of the communication skills improvements and knowledge of the staff members in coordination with Knowledge Department (KNL) and External Relations (EXR).
  • Developer and community manager of AUG’s Intranet.
  • Advisory for specific audits related to Communication and Knowledge.

Communicator at the Transport Division (2014- 2016):

  • Author and developer of the Communication Strategy of the Transport Division.
  • Writer and supervisor of the dissemination of press releases and invitations to stakeholders and journalists from US, European and Latin- American media.
  • Achiever of permanent impact of the IDB’s activities in the media in coordination with External Relations Department (EXR).
  • Editor and final approver to IDB blogs.
  • Coordinator of the Transport Division’s blog, Moviliblog.
  • Coordinator of the Twitter account of the Transport Division.
  • Coordinator of the internal communication.
  • Coordinator of the communication skills improvements and knowledge of the staff members in coordination with KNL.

Communicator at the Competitiveness and Innovation Division (2011- 2013):

  • Author and developer of the Communication Strategy of the Competitiveness and Innovation Division.
  • Coordinator of Technical Cooperation Strengthening Regional Institutional Communication in Science, Technology and Innovation.
  • Writer and supervisor of the dissemination of press releases and invitations to journalists from US, European and Latin- American media.
  • Achiever of permanent impact of the IDB’s activities in means of US, European and Latin American media in coordination with EXR.
  • Coordinator of the internal communication.
  • Coordinator of workshops and media events coordinator actions with other managers and divisions IDB entities (governments) counterparts in Latin American countries and media.

Correspondent, Diario El Comercio de Perú Madrid, Spain
1992 – Present

  • Writer of in-depth articles and news features for all sections of the newspaper especially for Politics, Economy, International, and Future and Culture from Europe and the Middle East.
  • Cover of State and official visits to Spain and other European countries of Latin American Heads of State.
  • Interviews with presidents including Mariano Rajoy, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, José María Aznar (Spain), Ollanta Humala, Alan García, Alejandro Toledo (Perú), among others. Also personalities like Nobel Kofi Annan, Muhammad Yunus and Mario Vargas Llosa.
  • Representative of the Newspaper in professional meetings and conferences.
  • Author of audiovisual material for the website elcomercio.pe

INDEPENDENT WORK | Multiple engagements as communications consultant and media expert to include work with revista El Debate de Hoy, contributor; revista Ocio Latino (2005 – 2011), community manager and editor-in-chief; Diario El Mundo de España (2010 – 2011), analyst on Latin American issues; Comunidad de Madrid (2008 – 2011), media advisor; Editorial Casa de Cartón (2011), communications and marketing director; Casa de América (2007-present), conference moderator and panelist; Televisión Española (2011), political analyst; CNN+ (2009 – 2010), political analyst; Embajada del Perú en España (1993 – 1998), press advisor.

ACADEMIA | International Relations Master Program Visiting Professor at Universidad CEU San Pablo (2011), and Professor at IE-University (2009)

LEADERSHIP | Former president of the Foreign Press Association of Correspondents in Spain, and Judge for the Rey de España (King of Spain) Journalism Awards granted by EFE Press Agency in 2012 and 2015 editions.

SKILLS | Excellent oral and writing talent; communications project management; bilingual proficiency (English-Spanish) and know-how in new technologies.

EDUCATION | PhD Studies in International Relations, Master in Political Science and Sociology, and B.A. in Journalism, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University (Walsh School of Foreign Service, Washington, D.C.) and at George Mason University.

El Comercio

Inter-American Development Bank, IDB, BID

Judge for the Rey de España (King of Spain) Journalism Awards

IE University

 

YOLANDA VACCARO ALEXANDER

Comunicadora, Periodista y Experta en Relaciones Internacionales. Licenciada por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). Investigadora en la Universidad de Georgetown (Walsh School of Foreign Service, BMW Center for German and European Studies, Washington, D.C.). Investigadora en la Universidad George Mason (Virginia, Estados Unidos).

Desde 1992 es Corresponsal de El Comercio, el diario líder en Perú. Asimismo es Consultora de Comunicación del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID).  

Ha realizado reportajes desde la mayor parte de países en Europa y Oriente Medio. Escribe artículos, entrevistas y reportajes sobre política, economía y cultura, principalmente. Entre las personalidades que ha entrevistado se encuentran los presidentes Mariano Rajoy, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero o José María Aznar; los Premios Nobel Mario Vargas Llosa, Muhammad Yunus, José Saramago y Kofi Annan, y escritores como Isabel Allende, Paulo Coelho, Fernando Savater o Arturo Pérez Reverte, entre otros.
Entre otras actividades profesionales ha sido profesora universitaria y participa en debates sobre actualidad en medios de comunicación como Televisión Española y entidades como la Casa de América de Madrid. Colabora en publicaciones tales como la revista El Debate de Hoy.

Miembro en dos ediciones del Jurado de los Premios Internacionales de Periodismo Rey de España de la Agencia EFE, Presidenta de la Asociación de Corresponsales de Prensa Extranjera y Premio Padre Urías de Periodismo del El Comercio como Mejor Corresponsal de Prensa Extranjera.

El Comercio

Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, BID

Jurado Premios de Periodismo Rey de España

IE University

 

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