Avenida Pearson 21, Barcelona, Spain
Career Management & Counseling
Manuella is a French-born Sri Lankan Tamil. Having lived in the UK, Italy, Sri Lanka, the Netherlands and China before settling in Spain, she has had plenty of opportunities to observe how cultural backgrounds influence our behaviors.
She started her career as an Engineer at L'Oréal before moving to Human Resources, where she specialized in learning and development. Developing a profound understanding of people’s needs on the field helped her grow a strong sense of how to put the right person in the right position.
During these 10 years, she growed a deep interest in soft skills and intensely studied NVC (Non-Violent Communication).
Manuella joined IESE in 2016 where she is currently Career Management Associate Director, managing among others job-hunting related workshops.
Liz joined IESE's Career Development Center in 2018, and supports the career management activities of students and alumni. Before joining IESE, Liz worked in Learning & Development for PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada where she oversaw development programs for the Tax group. Prior to that, Liz worked for the Canadian FinTech company, Moneris Solutions, in the area of Organizational Development and Talent Management. Liz has always been driven to create impact in her work and with the people she supports. This motivation led to her initiating a career in human rights with International Justice Mission in Thailand, and later work with immigrant and refugee communities in Toronto, Canada. Now her impact focuses on assisting students and alumni in their career development. Liz holds a Master's in Adult Education and Community Development from the University of Toronto.