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Sandra Ortiz Diaz

Representative Latin America, BMW Foundation


Sandra Ortiz has worked as a project manager in the field of social innovation at the BMW Foundation since March 2012. Her areas of work include social intra- and entrepreneurship and impact business, which seek to solve social and ecological problems through entrepreneurial means.

Born in Mexico City, Sandra came to Hamburg, Germany at age of 19. While studying theatre education at the Ottersberg University of Applied Sciences, Sandra began to work with “Dialogue in the Dark.” For the following six years, she was actively involved in many national and international exhibitions, living for long periods in Mexico, Brazil, the United States, Italy, and Germany. In addition, Sandra has gained experience as an intercultural trainer, moderator and mentor for social start-ups. Sandra Ortiz has been the Latin America Representative of the BMW Foundation since 2014.