Ana María Vallarino
VP Real Estate
Ana Maria Vallarino is the Vice-President of Real Estate Development for Grupo VerdeAzul (GVA), handling several projects in Panama City and beach areas along Panama’s Pacific coastline.
In 2004, she began her professional experience as the event coordinator for Grupo Pompa, Panama’s leading company in the organization, coordination, and decoration of corporate and social events, becoming co-owner by 2006.
In 2008, she joined GVA as Project Manager in charge of special and timely projects for VerdeAzul Hotels, and in 2010, she was promoted as Sales & Marketing Vice-President of Desarrollo Turistico Buenaventura, which handled the development and sales for Buenaventura Resort.
With the incorporation of new projects in Panama City and along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean, VerdeAzul Properties was founded in 2013 and she was appointed as it’s General Manager, overseeing the sales, marketing, and development of 18 residential and commercial projects.
Currently, Ana Maria is a member of the Board of Directors of VerdeAzul Hotels and several of GVA's housing projects. She has co-founded five companies and currently co-owns high-end resort and beachwear boutiques, a prominent creative agency, and the largest digital signage ad network in Panama.
Ana Maria is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, Renaissance Executive Forum, the Central America Leadership Initiative (CALI) and a founding member for WCD Panama (Panama's chapter of Women Corporate Directors).
She recently joined the initiative for gender equality in conjunction with Panama’s Government, the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Economic Forum. She is also an active advocate for Panama's cultural heritage preservation, through Mua Mua Foundation.
Ana Maria earned her Bachelors of Arts degree, with a specialization in Sociology, from the University of Virginia in the United States in 2004.