José Fernandez Director of Programs, The Global Good Fund
José Fernandez is the Director of Programs of The Global Good Fund, where he identifies high-potential young social entrepreneurs around the world and accelerates their success through proven and proprietary development methods.
José is a former Consular Officer of the Consulate General of Spain in New York where he unearthed his passion for reclaiming the word “business” until it embodies sustainability and positive social impact by uniting public, private and nonprofit sectors into a new way forward. He began his career in diplomacy as a Trade Officer for the Embassy of Spain to help compatriot entrepreneurs internationalize into foreign markets, teaching best practices learned during his international experience at L’Oréal and ING.
A certified chartered economist and founding member of Citizens, the fourth political power in Spain, José gave a voice to his nation’s struggling families as the party’s Speaker and candidate to the European Parliament and local elections until 2012.
A social advocate by day and entrepreneur by night, José co-founded and governed three non-profit organizations and a business venture in Spain, where he earned an MBA from the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo.
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