Alicia is Partner at Attalea Partners, the leading independent strategic and financial ESG consultancy firm in Spain, advising financial and corporate clients in the creation of sustainable value through active ESG management. Additionally, in conjunction with Harvard Business School and the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, Alicia leads global stakeholder engagement for the Impact-Weighted Accounts Initiative, an accounting methodology designed to monetize product, environmental and employment impacts in corporate financial accounts.
Alicia sits on the Advisory Board of La Bolsa Social, an impact-investment equity crowdfunding platform in Madrid and chairs the Audit Committee of Bartush-Schnitzius Foods, a privately-held Texas food manufacturer. Alicia began her career in corporate lending at Citibank in New York in 1984, structuring leveraged M&A financings. Later she moved to Citibank’s Madrid office where after several years leading corporate loan structuring and sales she was named Business Manager for Spain’s first listed Equity Warrants business.
Alicia served as CEO and Chief Investment Officer for Ardizia de Inversiones SICAV, listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange. Then Spain’s third largest family-office SICAV with assets of €150mm, she built Ardizia from zero, obtaining local regulatory approval to self-manage the investment portfolio, a first in Spain. While living in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Alicia sat on the Investment Committee of Visao Prev, advising on portfolio positioning for this R$6,5bn defined contribution corporate pension provider.
Alicia holds both the CFA Charter and the FSA Credential, issued by SASB—Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. She currently serves as leader of the Western Europe FSA Club and was elected to the Boards of both CFA Society Spain and CFA Society Brazil. She speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. She received a B.A. with Honors in International Relations and Economics from the College of William & Mary. She resides in Madrid with her husband and five children, aged 28-18.