Margarita Talavera

Chief Human Resource Officer

Margarita Talavera serves as Chief Human Resources Officer for Pro Mujer. In this role, she leads the human resources operations throughout Latin America and the United States, focusing on enhancing, leveraging and retaining its human capital, providing strategic vision to the human resources function, as well as the implementation of new global human resources strategy.

Margarita brings over twenty years of experience in human resources in various sectors, including government, consumer, call centers, telecommunications and in the last ten years, in the banking sector. Her experience has been focused on areas including Culture and Organizational Climate, Internal and External Corporate Communications; Career Development and Training; Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining, Compensation, Benefits and Recognition; and Change Management.

Additionally, Margarita has participated in several projects of integration and mergers in Peru, including in Scotiabank, where she was responsible for aligning corporate practices of human resources to acquired organizations to ensure a successful transition in multicultural scenarios.
Margarita joined Scotiabank Peru in 2007 as Director of Human Relations. She previously held executive and leadership roles in the area of human resources at Telefonica del Peru, BellSouth, TeleAtento and Philips Peruana. Most recently, she was a Human Resources & Internal-External Communications Integration Director at Scotiabank in Central America (Costa Rica & Panama).

Margarita graduated with a degree in Psychology from San Martin de Porres University. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from San Ignacio de Loyola University, and also an Executive Marketing Management degree from Industrial Organization School in Spain. She has followed the Executive Leadership Program at the Management Program of Piura University, and recently completed her doctoral studies in Business Administration at Centrum Graduate Business School, Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú. She also holds a Master of Philosophy in Business Administration from the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands. She is based in Lima, Peru.

She has been a consultant on human resources and a Professor of Business Administration at San Marcos and Lima Universities in Peru.