Mrs. Silvia Mónica Alonso-Castrillo Allain

Colonial Director since 2019.

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Ms Alonso-Castrillo has a degree in Political Sciences by the Sciences Po University (Paris) and a Master's Degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies by the Paris-Sorbonne University. She became a teacher of Spanish studies in a state school by civil service examination. She then completed her PhD in Spanish studies at the Paris-Sorbonne University.

Besides working as a guest lecturer for other universities, she was a professor of Spanish studies at the Lycée Rochambeau (Washington DC) and the Toulouse University. She has published several papers.

Ms Alonso-Castrillo worked for the French Embassy in Singapore where she was regional manager of INSEAD. She was the Asian representative at the European College in Toulouse. From 2000 to 2014, she was the manager of international development and fundraising for the ESSEC Business School.

 She has sat on the Board of Koiki, S.L. and the College des Bernardins (Paris) as well as on the Executive Committee of the Fondation pour les Sciences Sociales (Paris). In 2007, she founded the political consultancy firm Sociedad de Estudios Hispano Franceses (Society of Spanish-French Studies) and has been leading it ever since. Since 2013, Ms Alonso-Castrillo has been in charge of the family estate in the Loire Valley (France). She has been a member of the Board of Directors of Société Foncière Lyonnaise since 2017.