Cristina García-Peri is Head of Corporate Development and Strategy for the Azora Group, a private equity investment and asset management group managing c. €5bn of real estate assets in Spain and internationally.

Prior to joining the Azora Group in 2011, she worked for 16 years in the investment-banking sector at both Merrill Lynch (2 years) and JP Morgan (14 years), where she held various positions in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions for 4 years and for 10 years as Managing Director responsible for Corporate Equity Derivatives for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Her last two years in investment banking took place at Merrill Lynch where, in addition to continuing to lead Corporate Equity Derivatives, she also was responsible for Equity Capital Markets for Spain and Portugal. She started her career in McKinsey in Spain.

She is also independent board member at Evo Banco in Spain, a c. €5bn asset bank with s strong focus on digital banking, where she also chairs the Risk Committee as well as being a member of the Financial and Audit Committee. She is also member of the board of trustees at Plan International, an independent and humanitarian not-for-profit organisation focused on advancing children´s right and equality for girls, as well as Chairwoman of Plan International in Spain

Cristina has a degree summa cum laude in economic and business sciences from ICADE (Spain) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.