Marina Díaz Ibarra is a successful executive with a proven track record in developing digital businesses through exponential technologies, marketing tools, and innovative strategies. She has extensive international experience driving transformative programs across multiple industries. She navigates seamlessly through Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups to drive growth and technological advancement.
Furthermore, Marina Díaz Ibarra is one of the few Latin womens serving on the Board of Directors of a Nasdaq-listed company.
As General Manager of Mercadolibre.com (2015-17), Marina Díaz Ibarra was in charge of three distinct and large markets: Argentina, Chile, and Peru, where she innovatively developed and accelerated the brand’s implementation process throughout the region.
Prior to her time at Mercadolibre, Marina Díaz Ibarra held the position of Emerging Markets Apparel Manager for Nike, participating in the World Cup project. She also served as the Global Senior Product Manager for Under Armour, both positions based in the United States. Additionally, in Argentina, she held the role of Corporate Marketing Manager at Puratos and Regional Brand Manager for Unilever in Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo, where she managed the Dove brand for all of Latin America.
In 2017, she took a leap in line with her passion for helping impactful entrepreneurs and became the Managing Director of Wolox (New York), a software development company that provides solutions to companies undergoing digital transformation and advocates for the democratization of access to technological opportunities. This company was acquired by Accenture in 2021.
Marina Díaz Ibarra serves on the board of directors of public companies such as Rotoplas and Gentera (Banco Compartamos) and represents the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the global development institution belonging to the World Bank that promotes growth exclusively in the private sector in developing countries.
Furthermore, she is an advisor to firms such as Jumex and Bitso—the largest blockchain wallet in the region—and a speaker at international technology events. She is also a guest lecturer in the MBA program at the Tecnológico de Monterrey. In addition, she has spoken on several occasions at Georgetown, Cornell, and Columbia universities.
She studied Economics at the Di Tella University, earned a Master’s degree in Project Valuation at the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA), and an MBA from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.