She was part of the Dattis Consultores team, during which time she reached the position of partner consultant at the firm and led advisory services for organizations in various sectors such as finance, port, airport, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and legal advice, among others.
In July 2013, María assumed the General Direction of LLYC Colombia, and in 2017, she was named a partner in the firm. In June 2021, she took on the challenge of becoming the General Director of the Andean Region, after having held the position of Corporate Communication Director at CorpBanca (formerly Banco Santander), where she remained for two years and was responsible for conceiving and implementing the internal and external communications program that launched the CorpBanca brand to the market.
Based on her trajectory, María has specialized in protecting, defending, and consolidating reputation in the fields of Public Affairs, Crisis Management, and Financial Communication, with vast experience in regional strategic direction.
He holds a Master’s degree in Financial Sciences, as well as other postgraduate courses, with a specialization in mining project administration and management from the Universidad Central de Chile. He also holds a degree in Sustainability from MIT and a degree in Mining Conflicts and Social License from the Latin American Institute of Social Sciences in Peru.
He has served as the President of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Mining of Ecuador on two occasions, actively representing the sector in discussions with government authorities and stakeholders. He has also been a member of the board of the Latin American Mining Association in Chile, the Council of Chambers and Associations of Production in Ecuador, and the Ecuadorian Business Committee. Currently, he is the Vice President of Operations at the Canadian company Lucky Minerals.
Director of Communications of Infrastructure - Brazil
Her last position was as director of Strategic Communications for MIT Analytics LLC, a pioneer in big data and cybersecurity for crisis management and communication strategy development. At LLYC, de la Guardia has led various projects for major institutions such as the World Bank and National Energy Secretariat, among others. She has a degree in Law and Political Science, as well as a master’s in Political and Corporate Communication from the University of Navarra. She has completed several courses in neuromarketing, social influence, communication in times of turbulence, and political management from George Washington University, as well as one in marketing analytics from the Wharton School of Business.
She has experience in various sectors including FMCG, Telecommunications, Energy, and Mining or Banking, among others, particularly in projects related to reputation and digital influence for companies and managers.
At LLYC, he has developed a broad international career that includes assignments in Argentina, Panama, Peru, etc. For more than three years, he has been the General Manager of the Ecuadorean office. In the mining sector, he has led projects for Anglo American, BHP, Antamina, Barrick, Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde, Votorantim Metais-Cajamarquilla, Cía de Minas Buenaventura, Minsur, Petaquilla Minerals, CH2MHILL, the Panama Mining Chamber (CAMIPA), among others.
From her experience, Camila has been in the management of various communication strategies for clients in the public and private sectors such as Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol (Conmebol), Colombian Committee of Steel Producers (ANDI), Bogota Government Secretariat, Office of the High Commissioner for Peace, ETB, TigoUne, Gasnov,a, Chilco, Doña Juana Waste Management Center, BNP Paribas, BTG Pactual, KraneShares, Scotiabank Colpatria, Corficolombiana, Citi, Smurfit Kappa, 3M, B. Braun, Odinsa, and among others.
At LLYC she is in charge of accompanying and organizing the work team for the execution of projects in the Corporate Communication and Crisis area.