Celia De Anca is Director of the Center for Diversity in Global Management, IE University, since 2002, and works extensively in the field of diversity in the business and finance world.

Her academic background includes a BA in Arabic Philology at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, as well as a Masters in International Relations at Fletchers School of Law and Diplomacy, and a PhD in Philosophy also from Universidad Autónoma.

Celia De Anca has also worked extensively in the corporate world, being for example assistant to the Vice-President in International Financial Institutions for example at the International Division of Banco Santander

Her latest publications include (2019) “Fintench in Islamic Finance: From Collaborative Finance to Community-based finance.” In Umar A. Oseni and S.Nazim Ali (Eds.) Fintech in Islamic Finance: Theory and Practice. Routledge, and (2018) “Spanish Women’s Career Inhibitors: 2007-2017.” Academia Revista Latinoamericana de Administración.