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Víctor López Saavedra

  • Manager Institutional Relations
  • International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
  • 4PublicationsNumber of items in Víctor's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 15Followers

About

Víctor López is an expert in international cooperation and development with more than eight years of professional career in relevant public and private institutions. He has lived in Europe, America and Asia. Víctor worked at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) before joining his present position at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), part of the CGIAR group, a global partnership of organizations dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving human health and nutrition, and ensuring more sustainable management of natural resources. His academic background includes law, marketing, international trade, local development, project management and agricultural economy. He is also interested in public-private partnerships, sustainable trade, green procurement, multi-stakeholder processes, inclusive markets and corporate social responsibility. Víctor has excellent communication skills and a solid knowledge of information tools. He is also considered a creative, flexible and dedicated team-worker. Although his mother tongue is Spanish, he also speaks English, Italian, and some French and Portuguese. Victor is keen on sports and enjoys cooking, photography and acting. He has a taste for performing arts, having seen his reviews published in specialized media.

Recent publications

  • Guangdong: una radiografía por sectores de producción de la provincia de Cantón.

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  • La tributación del expatriado español en China.

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Professional experience

Manager Institutional Relations

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

March 2013 - Present

Associate Professional Officer at the Multilateral Investment Fund

Inter-American Development Bank

June 2012 - February 2013(8 months)

Trade and Development consultant

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

May 2007 - May 2012(5 years)

Foreign Trade Officer

Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce (MITYC)

January 2006 - April 2007(a year)

Market Analyst

Spanish Chamber of Commerce in China

January 2005 - December 2005(a year)

Education

MsC Agricultural Economics

SOAS - University of London

February 2013 - November 2013(9 months)

Diploma Management of International Projects

UNAM

June 2012 - November 2012(5 months)

Diploma Management of Local Economic Development

International Labour Organization

January 2008 - October 2008(9 months)

Master’s Degree in Marketing and Communications

San Jose State University

September 2002 - July 2004(2 years)

Bachelor of Laws

Universidade da Coruña - University of La Coruña

September 1998 - June 2002(4 years)

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  • Petr Kosina

    Petr KosinaUniversity of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Roberto Rendón Medel

    Roberto Rendón MedelCIESTAAM: Universidad Autonoma Chapingo

  • Gemma Molero

    Gemma MoleroInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

  • Bruno Gerard

    Bruno GerardInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

  • Kai Sonder

    Kai SonderInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

  • Laura Donnet

    Laura Donnet

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