Amber Wigmore


Executive Director of Career Services, IE Business School (2012-18).

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Considered one of the foremost references in Employability and the Future of Work on a global scale, Dr. Amber Wigmore Álvarez is Chief Talent Officer of Highered, the strategic careers partner of EFMD, with nearly 800 business schools and universities in 92 countries. She is a thought leader on the talent perspective who is driving the creation of an insights and research area with the understanding that Highered has the potential to be a leading talent market research generator on a global scale.


Furthermore, she leads Highered’s global partnership with Coursera, the largest employability upskilling initiative ever seen.

Amber brings more than 8 years of experience from the world of global career services at top-ranked IE, where she was Executive Director of Talent & Careers, managing a team of more than 37 talent professionals who delivered services to 6,000 students, 65,000 alumni and 4,000 corporate partners.

Amber teaches subjects such as executive presence, body language, salary negotiation, communication and networking. She conducts workshops for professionals worldwide and moderates conference sessions focused on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), including for BAT, L’oréal Group, Mondelēz International and myGwork, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers and workplace equality. Amber moderates panels in 30+ countries and has been quoted in publications such as the Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, CNN, BusinessBecause, Expansión, El País, El Economista, Forbes and Elle.

Amber is Executive Fellow of Woxsen University (India) and member of the EFMD Annual Conference Steering Committee. She is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of EAE Business School (Spain) and was on the MBA CSEA Standards Committee, in the MBACSWP alliance and the GNAM Careers group. In 2013 Amber created the EFMD Career Services Steering Committee, and until her appointment as CIO, was on the Highered Advisory Board.

As Co-Founder of Wigmore & Álvarez, Amber facilitates courses on Intercultural Management and Breakthrough Leadership Programs, including Communications, Growth Mindset, Emotional Intelligence and Leadership in Multinational, Cross-Cultural Teams workshops.