María Paula Correa
Chief Relationship Officer
María Paula Correa is the Chief Relationship Officer of Libra Group. Prior to joining Libra, María worked for the Government of Colombia from 2018-2022, where she served as Chief of Staff of the Presidency in the government of President Iván Duque Márquez. In this role, she advised on the public policy developed by the President. She also supported the Head of State in the exercise of the functions given to him by the Constitution, planned and executed his domestic and international agenda, and served as a government spokesperson in matters determined by the President.
Prior to this role, from 2013-2018, María worked at Concordia —a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is a prominent convener of people across the world and of which Libra is the founding sponsor — as the Senior Director of Strategic Engagement, where she was the lead advisor to the CEO, driving the organization’s overall strategy. She also managed Concordia’s stakeholder engagement, including the membership-based community and the Leadership Council, and oversaw all sponsorship opportunities.
She also previously was a Consul at the Colombian consulate in New York and Advisor to the Chief of Staff during President Álvaro Uribe’s presidential administration.
María received a Masters in Public Policy and Administration, specializing in International Economic Policy and Management from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, with a Political Science concentration from the Universidad de Los Andes, in Colombia. María has also received diplomas in Political Marketing and Communications from Universidad Javeriana and Public Management and Administrative Institutions from Universidad de Los Andes.
María is based in Miami and Bogotá and in her role, she leverages her experience working in the government and the non-profit sector to identify and build relationships that support Libra Group’s business, including its 20 subsidiaries and 10 non-profit social impact programs. This includes representing Libra with international government officials and supporting relationship building with key stakeholders.