Ana Palencia

After 3 years working in the magnetic pigments industry, she began working at CPC Spain in 1994 in the research and development department as a dehydrated product technician for brands like Knorr, Hornimans, Maizena, Potax, etc.

After 2 years, she was promoted to Quality Assurance Manager. Subsequently, CPC acquired the company Starlux in 1998, creating Bestfoods, and she returned to the research and development area as the manager for the cocoa and filled pasta product category, where she worked for 3 years until Unilever acquired Bestfoods. She then started working as the Nutrition and Consumer Service Manager for Unilever Foods Spain from 2001 until January 2006 when she was promoted to the position of Director of Corporate Communications and Sustainability for Unilever Spain, her current role, with one of her areas of leadership in the company being corporate social responsibility.

She is the Chair of the Communication Committee of FIAB, a member of the Board of Trustees of UPF-BSM, and a member of the advisory board of EAE Business School.