Yady Ibarra| Partner, Global Sustainability & Diversity Leader
Yady Ibarra is a Partner in Alder Koten. She serves as global sustainability and diversity leader for the firm splitting her time between New York City and Bogota.
She is involved in executive search work focused on board members, CEOs, and senior-level executives; and consulting engagements related to sustainability strategies, corporate governance, and strategic planning helping for-profit, government, and non-profits clients shape sustainable and diverse organizations.
Her professional experience includes working in different sectors (government, private, academia and NGOs) with 12 years experience in new socio-economic initiatives related with social justice and welfare through innovative interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean Region. Her key areas of action have been leadership and social development, diversity and equity, cross sector collaboration and governance.
Among her accomplishments is the first equal employment opportunity bilateral program created between the US and Colombia. She has also led corporate social responsibility strategies for different companies in the energy, financial, textiles, logistics and social enterprise sectors. In the development arena, she led the design and implementation of inclusive business, poverty alleviation initiatives, microfinance, human rights and capacity building for sustainable development.
Yady is a Fulbright fellow and a recipient of the COLFUTURO scholarship. She has a master’s degree in public administration from New York University (NYU), and a bachelor’s degree in Finance, government and international affairs from Universidad Externado de Colombia. She is also a certified Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) trainer.
She is a Colombian and French citizen fluent in English, French, and Spanish.