Mariana Sanz

CEO Latin America , Edelman

In 2022 Mariana was recognized as Best PR Professional in Latin America by PR Week Global Awards, and she was selected for the Fellowship program at the International Womens forum. 

She has long experience solving complex communications challenges for Latin American and global organizations, first from the public sector and international institutions arena, and then from the corporate sphere in her extensive agency practice.

 She joined Edelman as General Manager of the Mexico office in 2015. Since that time, she has successfully positioned it as one of the strongest communications firms in the market, winning key industry awards, but most importantly, the trust and loyalty of global and local clients. She has assembled a solid, stable, and diverse team and continues to push the boundaries on client service excellence and integrated work. In 2021 she was named CEO for Latin America and during these years the region has reached its best results ever. 

Prior to Edelman, Mariana was a partner at a local strategic communications agency; she was an advisor on communications and institutional relations for the CEO of Pemex. Also, in Washington D.C., she worked for the Inter-American Development Bank and for the Mexican Embassy in the United States; prior to that, she was at the Mexican Ministry of Finance. 

She holds a degree on International Relations from ITAM, a masters on International Relations and International Communications from Boston University, and a masters in Political Management from the George Washington University.