CEO Today - Management Consulting Awards 2022

- 39 - About Mirian Izquierdo Mirian began her professional career in International law firms, in which she was a member of three of the largest in the world: White&Case, Baker&Mackenzie y GomezAcebo&Pombo, specializing in international contracting and European affairs. Until year 2000 she served as civil servant at the European Commission, where she performed various functions from managing an international network of business consultants specialised in I+D+i, to being a member of the cabinet of commissioner Marcelino Oreja and drafting policies in favor of SMEs. As cabinet member she was responsible for economic policy, agriculture, R&D and industrial policy. At the General Directorate of Industry she was responsible for concerted actions between the EC and the relevant Ministries responsables of SMEs policies in the Member States. Mirian was involved in the drafting of legislative initiatives such as the “One-stop shop” for helping EU business to solve business environmental problems while seting up and growing; the recommendation against late payments, the succession of companies or the BEST initiative for the improvement of the business environment. Mirian has a vast international experience in European law and business management, focusing in particular on issues of regulatory affairs of the UE, International Trade, R&D and business related policies. This extensive training has recently been completed in the United States with specific courses on boards of Directors at Harvard Business School and on Negotiation with the Karras group. Additionally she holds a masters degree in Digital business management by the University of La Salle, and in Social media by the University of Alcalá de Henares. Mirian’s most recent endeavour is the preparation of her PHd at the German University of Witten-Höerdecke. Firm Profile Comerciando Global is a consulting firm located in Madrid, specialized in providing consultancy services in various business management areas, with expertise in international strategic planning. Comerciando Global, founded in 2001 with the development of the concept and business strategy of the “Xportplus” project, an innovative B2B platform developed under the V R + D + i FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME of the European Union by a consortium of 13 private and institutional partners from 8 different European countries. The project obtained 1.7 million € EU funding. All intellectual property and exploitation rights of the platform belong to Comerciando Global. The platform (prototype level) has content in 7 languages. It provides SMEs with tools, which are often only available tomultinationals, to compete internationally by performing a variety of foreign trade operations. This includes document management and the design of e-government proposals for several administrations. At present Comerciando Global brings together companies and professionals, and has extended its activity to different areas of strategic consultancy, in order to respond to companies with a special emphasis on internationalization and public affairs development that require a strategic and innovative vision to achieve growth or greater cost efficiency. Comerciando Global has been one of the first consultants to bring Spanish companies to Azerbaijan, seeking new markets and business opportunities. From the international strategy of a museum, franchise business and events, architecture firms, software companies, engineering, construction, pharmaceutical to business schools, Comercinado Global analyzes and coordinates the needs from a global perspective. We follow a multidisciplinary approach, capable of ensuring the successful implementation of expansion plans with vision. CEO Today Management Consul t ing Award s 2022 - SPAIN -

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