Managing Director, ProFuturo Foundation
Mrs Magdalena Brier is the Managing Director of ProFuturo Foundation, an education program launched in 2016 by Telefonica Foundation and “la Caixa” Foundation, whose mission is to narrow the education gap in the world by providing quality digital education for children in vulnerable contexts in Latin America, The Caribbean, Africa and Asia, in line with Goal 4 of the United Nations´ 2030 sustainable development agenda. ProFuturo had benefited more than 11,5 million children and 450 000 teachers by the end of 2019.
She holds a Master’s degree in Economic Sciences from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and an MBA from IESE Business School. She joined the Telefonica Group in August 2000 as Deputy Director of Finance and Planning for Telefonica Data. She had previously held several positions in Financing international projects and Financial Controlling within Alcatel Spain since 1989. After a period working in Financial Controlling for Telefonica Group, she joined Telefonica Foundation in November 2008 as Director of Management and Resources. In January 2019 she was promoted to Chief of Staff of the Chairman´s Office, assuming the coordination of Telefonica Foundation and ProFuturo Foundation. In June 2019 she was appointed Managing Director of ProFuturo Foundation.