Ester Asin Martinez

Director for WWF’s European Policy Office

Ester Asin took the position of Director for WWF’s European Policy Office on 1 October 2018.

A lawyer and political scientist by education, and an experienced advocate, Ester has been working for civil society organisations leading their engagement with the EU for nearly 20 years. Prior to joining WWF, Ester worked with a number of global and regional NGOs - Save the Children, CARE International, CONCORD - in leadership, and senior advocacy and funding roles focusing on development and, humanitarian matters, migration and human rights. She has worked for the European Commission in West Africa, and started her career in Brussels with the European Consumers Organisation (BEUC). She has held elected mandates, as Board member, and as chair of working groups and multi-stakeholders processes in several NGO networks, including VOICE, the Humanitarian NGO network, and CONCORD, the European Confederation of Development NGOs. Ester has also acted as the rotating chair of the Green 10, the informal network of environment NGOs.

Ester is a Spanish national. She holds degrees in Spanish Law, a DEA (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies) in EU Law, and an M.A. in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges.