Charo joined Oxford Science Enterprises in July 2020. She manages the University of Oxford’s Student Entrepreneurship Programme (StEP) and the Enterprise Labs accelerator programme.
Charo joined OSE from Oxford University Innovation (OUI), bringing extensive experience of supporting start-ups from her time as co-ordinator of OUI’s Start-up Incubator. Before this she was a business development advisor for micro-agriculture-enterprises in Tanzania and has also been a pension trustee, sitting on investment committees.
Charo began her career in academic publishing, where she worked for over 20 years leading diverse and geographically dispersed teams in Europe, USA and Asia to drive process improvements and internal training programmes for digital journals.
Charo holds a BA in Geography and History and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the Complutense University of Madrid. She also has a green belt Lean Six Sigma.