With over 16 years of experience in financial journalism and strategy communications, Pilar has held key positions at ING Bank in Amsterdam, acting as Chief of Staff to the Bank CEO during the 2009 financial crisis. Prior to that, she was Global Head of Communications at ING Direct, implementing a crisis communications plan to address unprecedented customer outflows. Pilar began her career at CNBC Business News in Singapore, as an Associate Producer covering the Asian financial markets on live TV.
Pilar holds an MBA from IESE Business School and an MA and MLitt from the University of St. Andrews. She has lived in Spain, Kuwait, Holland, Singapore, the U.K. and Portugal and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, with some working knowledge of French.