Senior Manager International Business Development, Rome Business School
Gerlie Saura, Country Chair Italy - G100 Education & Employment is a senior business development professional based in Rome, Italy with over 15+ years of proven success in initiating and delivering sustained results in people and business development. Experienced working in the Government, Non-profit organizations, and private businesses across industry sectors mainly in education management, business consulting, and internationalization management. She represents the Rome Business School to establish and maintain strategic partnerships and international relations in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. She held positions of responsibility in the area of business, sales & business development B2C, B2B, & B2G in the higher education industry. Former head of Executive Education, she brings a good knowledge of the corporate education market, consultative sales & marketing of HR education tech services to develop digital learning, entrepreneurship and leadership development programs. Gerlie is also the elected President of the Professional Women's Association of Rome, leading gender equality, women empowerment, and leadership of women in the world of work. Her record of academic achievements as a scholar of BA in Community Development major in Community Psychology at De La Salle University and her professional career history demonstrates her commitment to service, organization values, and passion for people. In 2009, she was honored to be a recipient of the Rotary Service Award for raising funds to benefit children with cardiac diseases. In 2020 she won the "Woman of the Year" award for being outstanding professional women in PWA Rome. Known as a relationship-focused leader, she is passionate about impactful initiatives that drive growth for both people and organizations. Raised in a multicultural community, a mother of two, a mentor and an advocate for lifelong learning, diversity & inclusion and women empowerment. Being diligent allows her to be on top of business challenges and innovative trends. Gerlie believe in the importance of building resilience to global challenges and unlocks opportunities for reimagining the future of work, social inclusion and advocacy in the post-pandemic era through equal access to employment and education.