Amber Wigmore Alvarez, PhD

Amber Wigmore Alvarez, PhD
Chief Talent Officer, Highered
Considered one of the foremost references in Employability and the Future of Work on a global scale, Dr. Amber Wigmore Álvarez is Chief Talent Officer of Highered, where she takes the role as global thought leader in student placement, providing schools and corporate partners with insight for data-driven decisions.
Dr. Wigmore Alvarez has extensive experience inthe world of global career services, includingat top-ranked IEBusiness School and IE Universityin Spain, where she was Executive Director of Talent & Careers, managing a team of more than 37 talent professionals who delivered services to 6,000 students, 65,000 alumni and 4,000 corporate partners. She continues as Associate Professor at IE Business School and IE University, where she received the “Award for Teaching Excellence” for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Dr. Wigmore Alvarez regularly teaches masterclasses in the areas of Career Strategy, Human Resources, and Organizational Behavior for more than 15 leading business schools around the world. In addition, Dr. Wigmore Alvarez moderates panels in more than 30 countries and has been quoted in numerous publications, including the Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, CNN, Expansión, El País, El Economista, Forbes and Elle. As a Doctor of Economics and Business Science, Dr. Wigmore Alvarez’s research is focused on Organizational Behavior in Leadership, University Social Responsibility (USR), and business ethics. She holds an International MBA from IE and a BA in Hispanic Studies and International Economics from Wheaton College (MA, USA).