Nora Sarasola Irizar takes up her position as Director of Social Work for the BBK Foundation on January 10, 2019. Until this date, Nora, 44 years old, has been the General Manager of Bilbao Ekintza, the economic development agency of the Bilbao City Council since March 2013, and Vice President of the Association of Development Agencies of the Basque Country, Garapen. Previously, she has had professional experience in positions of responsibility in companies linked to the IT sector and ICT consultancy.
She has a degree in Economic Law from the University of Deusto and a Master in Business Administration from the Instituto de Empresa (MBA), a MOC program at Orkestra, Basque Institute of Competitiveness.
In 2019, she participated in the Marshall Memorial Fellowship program of the German Marshall Fund, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of Fundación Argia, Fundación Eragintza and a Board member of Lavanindu.