Paula Almansa is an entrepreneur, mentor and business angel with a background in Finance and Social Entrepreneurship. Among other, she co-founded Impact HUB Madrid and FromTheBench games, a leading developer of sports manager applications, where she currently is in charge of Corporate Development.
She is an Associate Professor of Negotiations and Conflict Resolution Abilities at Instituto de Empresa where she previously taught Entrepreneurial Social Responsibility.
Paula has over 10 years experience in Investment Banking advising in Mergers and Acquisitions. She has worked for Merrill Lynch and Greenhill in London and for Credit Agricole in Madrid. In 2005 she co-founded a social sustainable venture capital fund advising Spanish savings banks in their social investments and was the Director of Iberemprende Foundation, leading a program to promote entrepreneurship in Colombia.
Paula holds degrees in Business Administration, Law and Psychology and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business, which she studied with a Fulbright Scholarship.
Paula is passionate about social causes and regularly volunteers both in Madrid, visiting homeless people and abroad in Kenya, Malawi, Bolivia and India.