Almudena Bartayrés Arcas

Senior Director of Global Operations and Chief Financial Officer

Almudena Bartayrés Arcas is the Senior Director of Global Operations and Chief Financial Officer at Interpeace. She is responsible for leading Interpeace’s finance, human resources, information technology and administration’s global agenda that aims to strengthen Interpeace’s functionality to drive extensive and sustainable growth. She leads the Global Operations Unit that oversees and strengthens the organisation’s performance, ensures compliance, provides adequate information, and builds internal capacities. She is a member of the Global Management Team (GMT) that implements initiatives and strategic imperatives required to build and achieve greater organisational agility and responsiveness.

Almudena joined Interpeace in January 2017 and has over 16 years of experience in the humanitarian and development sector working in strategy, management and operations in several duty stations located in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. She served as Associate Director of Business Strategy at Habitat for Humanity International in the Asia Pacific Office, based in Bangkok, Thailand and was later promoted to Associate Director of Regional Programmes based in Manila, Philippines. Before that, Almudena worked at Action Contre la Faim for 6 years, stationed in Palestine, Angola, and lastly in the Madrid Headquarters, where she served as Head of Financial Management.

Originally from Spain, Almudena holds an Executive Master’s in Business Administration from IEDE Business School and a Master’s degree of Economics from Complutense University.  She is fluent in English, Spanish and French, with knowledge of Portuguese and Arabic.