Public Affairs & Advocacy Head, Mexico
Maria Paola Martorelli is Public Affairs and Advocacy Head at Sanofi Aventis. With a background in political science from ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México) based in Álvaro Obregón, Mexico, she also has an MA and a Ph.D. in Government from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom. Paola has always been passionate about those careers, activities, and hobbies that can influence or change people’s lives. She worked for the National Electoral Institute and witnessed one of the historical political moments in her country when there was a government change after 73 years of the same party in power. After moving to San Diego to finish her Ph.D. thesis, she went back to Mexico and dedicated more than ten years to the public health sector. She has worked with some of the most influential people in the government, where she proposed and worked for a better health system in Mexico. Though she currently works in the private sector, she is continually focused on public interest. Paola works every day to bring medicines, innovation, prevention, and health to millions. As Public Affairs Head of one of the biggest companies in Mexico and the world, Paola embraces the opportunities she has to do something good for her community.