Considered one of the foremost references in Employability and the Future of Work on a global scale, Amber Wigmore is Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) of Highered EFMD Shared Career Services. As CIO, Amber spearheads the sales, marketing and network development, while taking the role as global thought leader in student placement, introducing Highered to recruiters, providing schools and organizations with insight for data driven decisions and strengthening Highered’s positioning as the global leader in placement.
Amber Wigmore 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 Wigmore teaches career topics such as executive presence, body language and salary negotiation. She conducts workshops for HR professionals worldwide on topics including organizational behavior, succession planning, diversity and gamification for recruiting. Amber moderates panels in more than 30 countries and has been quoted in numerous publications, including the Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, CNN, Expansión, El País, El Economista, Forbes and Elle.
In 2013 Amber Wigmore created the EFMD Career Services Steering Committee, and until her appointment as CIO, was on the Highered Advisory Board. 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.
Also, as Co-Founder of Wigmore & Álvarez, Amber conducts courses on Intercultural Management and Doing Business in Spain.
As a Doctor of Economics and Business Science, Amber’s research is focused on Organizational Behavior in Leadership, University Social Responsibility (USR) and business ethics. She holds an International MBA from IE and a BA in Hispanic Studies and International Economics from Wheaton College (MA, USA).