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Our team

We are a young and enterprising team of professionals with extensive experience in fields such as International Cooperation and Solidarity, Sociology, Medicine, Politics, Communication, Marketing, Economics, Human Resources, Administration, Quality and Systems.

Our goal is to make our best contribution to Anesvad's Mission and to promote and safeguard the Right to Health.

We are a young and enterprising team of professionals

Photographies: Elssie Ansareo

Anesvad has an advisory board made up of leading figures from the fields of co-operation, jurisprudence, medicine and relations with public authorities.

About Us

  • Management

    “Commited to the impact of our interventions and socially responsible management.“

    Meet our General Director

    Meet our Assistant Director

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    Iñigo Lasa

    General Director

    Took a degree course in Economics and Business Studies at the University of the Basque Country, a Postgraduate course in Communications, Advertising and Media at the ESIC and a Postgraduate course in Interculturality, Gender and Health at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Latin America. Has more than 20 years experience in Cooperation and Development and a long track record working with vulnerable populations. Among the roles he has held are as Mugarik Gabe's Representative in Guatemala, where he also worked for Mundubat as Programme/Consortium Director, Country Coordinator in Nepal with Doctors of the World, Director of Action Against Hunger in Armenia and Peru, Country Coordinator in Cuba for MPDL, and project management in a post-emergency situation following the December 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka for the Spanish Red Cross. He has been a consultant in a wide variety of countries and a speaker at seminars to promote monitoring and evaluation in Development Cooperation.

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    Gorka Goikoetxea

    Assistant Director

    He is the holder of a degree in Communication Sciences, specialising in Advertising, and a Masters in Marketing from the University of the Basque Country. He began his professional career in the advertising sector, where he worked for seven years in two international firms in Madrid managing the accounts of national and international brands. He later moved to the Basque Country where he continued his career as Director of Client Services and Sales and Marketing Manager. In 2010, he joined the Anesvad team as Marketing Manager. In 2013, he took on the position of Administration and Quality Coordinator and since April 2018 he has been the Assistant Director.


    “Our most direct contact with the field, the heart of our mission.”

    Meet the Head of Knowledge Management

    Meet the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation

    Meet the Head of Political Advocacy and External Relations

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    Silvia Santos

    Head of Knowledge Management

    She holds a degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology and a Diploma in Social Work from the University of Deusto and Her training is completed in Development Cooperation and Gender. She has been working in International Cooperation for 16 years, in a career that has taken her to Asia, Africa and Latin America with various non-governmental organisations. In these contexts, she participated in socio-economic development programmes in rural areas and held project management and coordination positions. In 2011, she joined our team where she has occupied various positions/performed different roles as head of gender and of projects in Central America and West Africa.

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    Pedro Landim

    Head of Monitoring and Evaluation

    Holds a degree in Law and a postgraduate qualification in Human Rights and Democratisation from the University of Coimbra (Portugal). These qualifications have been supplemented by courses related to cooperation (Masters in Decentralised International Cooperation from the University of the Basque Country, Postgraduate Studies in Public Health - Pompeu Fabra University). In the past, he has worked with organisations connected to the United Nations such as UN-Habitat in Brazil (2005-2007) and UNICEF in Bolivia (2007-2010). In 2011 he joined our team as project manager in Peru and more recently in Ghana.

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    Gabriel Diez

    Head of Political Advocacy and External Relations

    Holder of a PhD in International Studies, a Masters in International Relations and a degree in Political Science and Administration from the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU. He also holds a postgraduate qualification in Public Health from Henri Poincaré University (Nancy) and in International Cooperation from the Open University of Catalonia. For nearly 15 years, he worked on international development projects in countries such as Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Lebanon. In 2007, he joined Anesvad as head of Benin and Cameroon, outlining country strategies and identifying, formulating, implementing and evaluating health projects. He has participated in the development of integrated approaches for the prevention, monitoring, elimination and eradication of Neglected Tropical Diseases such as Buruli ulcer, leprosy and yaws together with the dependent National Programmes of the Ministries of Health. He has contributed to the formulation and development of various strategic plans in Benin since 2007 and in Togo since 2010, as well as in the development of crosscutting strategies in Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) in the fight against these diseases.


    “We bring life stories that validate our work and tell them to you.”

    Meet the Head of Fundraising

    Meet the Head of Communications

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    Marta Femia

    Head of Fundraising

    She holds a degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Deusto and a Master's Degree in Business Management (MBA) from the ESIC in Bilbao. For more than six years she worked in Marketing departments in the private sector, until in 2007 she decided to combine her personal and professional concerns, making the move to Non-Profit Entities. Since that year, she has worked in the Communications and Marketing area of ​​Anesvad with duties relating to loyalty schemes with the social base and raising private funds.

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    Miren Hualde

    Head of Communications

    Received a degree in Law from the UPV in 2002 and a degree in Journalism from the same university in 2005. She furthered her education with Human Rights courses and seminars at the University of Salamanca. For six years she worked at Cadena Ser as editor and producer of News and Programmes. This experience included three years as director and presenter of the programme Ser Solidarios ("Being Charitable"), in which stories of people who were changing lives were told and which discussed social justice, cooperation and rights. Shortly after, in 2009, she began working in Anesvad, in the area of Communications, telling stories of the people who fight every day to improve their lives in the countries in which we work.


    “We ensure excellence in management, transparency and good governance.“

    Meet the Head of Internal Management

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    Pedro Fernández

    Head of Internal Management

    With Anesvad since 1998, he has held different positions in the organisation. His professional training focuses on the Management of Organisations and Quality Management Systems as well as/complemented by specific training in Management of Cooperation Projects, and the application of Legal Requirements/Regulations to/in the processes and policies of Anesvad. Evaluator of the EFQM European Model of Excellence Model and of the EUSKALIT Advanced Management Model since 2012. Before becoming part of our team, he combined studies and work, which taught him never to lose the excitement/enthusiasm/will/desire to learn and improve, and so he continues to do so.

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