Bernardo García Izquierdo holds a PhD in Economics and Business Science and a master’s degree in advanced management both at the University of Deusto (Bilbao-Spain) where he worked for 14 years as professor and researcher. From 1994 to 2004, he was the Director of the NOHA (Network on Humanitarian Assistance) Master Programme on International Humanitarian Assistance at the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain). He was responsible for developing curriculum and lecturing on humanitarian aid management, NGO management, and early warning and conflict prevention. During that period, he published several books and articles about the referred topics.
He has an extensive experience of over 25 years working in the NGO sector. From 2008 to 2017 he was the General Manager of Anesvad Foundation. He was responsible of setting up the basis for an organizational re-foundation, defining new hallmarks and evaluating and redesigning Anesvad strategy. He promoted the implementation of the European Foundation Quality Management system and built up transparency and good governance policies, which contributed to recover institutional reputation. He took the leadership of Anesvad implication in several advocacy campaigns in defending, promoting and protecting right to health, introduced human rights-based approach and gender perspective in all the interventions, and set up the basis of an impact measurement system.
From 1999 to 2008, he worked as international consultant for different United Nations programmes and initiatives, for other international institutions, NGOs, research centers and private companies. Bernardo has a deep and practical experience in developing and facilitating strategic evaluations and strategic planning both for Development NGOs and UN country teams, funds and programmes.
Bernardo currently works as international senior consultant. He is member of the community of social consultants of Stone Soup Consulting. He is a foundation member and vice-president of ESIMPACT, the Spanish association on impact measurement. He is evaluator of Euskalit (Basque Foundation on Quality Management), mentor in Bilbao Ekintza Mentoring Programme (Bilbao municipal programme to promote entrepreneurship) and holds a Diploma in Ontological Coaching (Development University, Chile).
He is trainer in the Specialization Course on Sustainability and Social Innovation of Inditex Chair (University of A Coruña), in the University Specialization Course on Corporate Equality Agent in CSR of Corporate Social Responsibility Chair (University of Murcia), in the Online Expert Course on Social Responsibility of the Spanish Observatory of Corporate Social Responsibility, and facilitator in several workshops organized by Spanish Foundations Association, Economists Without Borders, EDP Foundation, Ship2B, Spanish Development NGOs Coordinating Association, and others.
He works as social consultant for a diverse set of organizations in the design of their social impact measurement system. They belong to areas such as sociosanitary, education, bond between pets and pet parents, biodiversity conservation, culture, museums, social protection to immigrants, development cooperation, social entrepreneurship, start-ups, and inclusion of population at risk of exclusion.
Author of the first study on the state-of-art of social impact measurement and management in Spain, “Luces y sombras de la medición del impacto social en España”.