Ana María Vallarino
Chief People Officer and President of the Board of Directors of VerdeAzul Foundation
Ana María Vallarino is a prominent Panamanian executive and entrepreneur, with a career spanning over 15 years leading projects in the tourism, real estate, and social responsibility sectors. She currently serves as Executive Director of the CALI Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to promote leadership and social innovation in Central America. She is also President of the VerdeAzul Foundation, the social responsibility arm of the VerdeAzul Group, where she has also been Chief People Officer since late 2021.
Ana María is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and a Fellow of the Central America Leadership Initiative (CALI), one of the most prestigious networks of leaders in the region. She is also a founding member of the Association of Women Corporate Directors – Panama and a member of the National Council for Gender Parity. Since 2019, she has also been a member of the Board of Directors of Sumarse, the organization that promotes corporate social responsibility and sustainability in Panama.
In the business sphere, Ana María is a co-owner of Agua de Pipa, a resort-wear clothing boutique, and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the VerdeAzul Group and VerdeAzul Hotels. Previously, she held leadership positions in Grupo VerdeAzul real estate division, where she was responsible for the development, sales and marketing of real estate and tourism projects in Panama.
In addition to her career in the private sector, Ana María has been actively involved in initiatives and projects that seek to improve the quality of life of citizens in Panama. Her commitment was reflected in her active participation as Executive Director and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the TodoPanamá Foundation between 2020 and 2021.
Ana María is married and a mother of three teenagers. She is certified as Health Coach and yoga teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a specialization in Sociology from the University of Virginia in the United States in 2004.