Rosa Gallego García has studied Business Administration at Universidad Complutense, Madrid (Spain) with a semester of International Business Studies at the Hanzehogeschool in Groningen (The Netherlands).
Her professional experience started at AFS (American Field Service) an international association in the field of education, where she lead a project to promote intercultural education in the Spanish Educational system.
Between 1999 and 2001, Rosa held the position of Secretary General of the International Young Nature Friends in Brussels, an international non-profit youth organisation with members in more than 19 European countries.
Since 2001, Rosa has worked as director of the Spanish Association of Foundations, a membership association with 1,000 members that represents and advocates for foundations in Spain. She is responsible for the international activities of the Association as well as for the regional groups.
She has served as Chairperson of DAFNE (Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe) which gathers 24 associations of foundations and funders from across Europe, representing over 6,000 foundations.
Rosa is involved in various initiatives regarding data gathering of the foundation sector in Spain, where the Spanish Association of Foundations is the leading organisation in the field. She is an expert of foundations accountancy norms and participates in specific groups related with the matter.