Socorro Torres-Duarte

Deputy Director

Executive summary: Socorro overseas programme implementation and establishes strategic partnerships. Paired to her strong understanding of donor procurement and programme delivery guidelines, Socorro leads on the Foundation’s business development strategy.

Languages spoken: English English French French Spanish Spanish

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Socorro has over ten years’ experience designing and implementing donor-funded governance and security programmes across the globe. In her current position as the Deputy Director of Media Development at Thomson Reuters Foundation, Socorro overseas programme implementation and establishes strategic partnerships. Paired to her strong understanding of donor procurement and programme delivery guidelines, Socorro leads on the Foundation’s business development strategy. She previously worked at leading international development consultancies where she managed large multi-donor programmes’ portfolios as well as bidding for competitive tenders with contracts ranging from £5 to £80 million. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science in International Security from San Diego State University in California and a Postgraduate in Peace Education from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. Socorro speaks Spanish, French and English.

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