Based in: Mexico City, Mexico
Board member since: 2021
Board Position: Americas, At-Large
Alberto Irezabal is the director of the International Investigation Center of Social and Solidarity Economics (CIIESS) of the Universidad Iberoamericana (Ibero) at Mexico City, specializing in financing, capacity building and multi stake holder strategies for social enterprises. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, a master's in business administration of social economy from Mondragon Unibersitatea in Spain and a PhD in advanced organizations of social economy from the same university. Since 2007 he has worked alongside tseltal indigenous communities in the norther jungle of Chiapas, México in the promotion of inclusive development alternatives for the organic coffee, honey, personal care and finance value chains. He serves in both national and international academic, editorial and business boards and committees.