Elena Gallego Cañabate
Head of Foreign Direct Investment Unit, Agency of Innovation and Development of Andalucia (IDEA) – Andalucia, Spain
Mrs. Gallego has developed her professional career in the field of international trade and investment. She serves as head of the Investment Promotion Division –Invest in Andalucía- since the creation of the unit at the end of 2005.
Prior to this, she worked for the Economy and Trade Office of the Spanish Embassies in Chile, South Africa and Mozambique as a Market Analyst, supporting exports and investments by Spanish companies in those countries. This experience allowed her to understand the needs of companies landing in a new country and the type of services that they require. Additionally, Mrs. Gallego has advised and trained the staff for several regional FDI Agencies in Turkey and Morocco.
Mrs. Gallego holds a Degree in Law and specialized studies in International management of the company.