María Paulina Burbano de Lara

María Paulina Burbano de Lara -

CEO, Metropolitan Touring

Paulina is the CEO of Metropolitan Touring Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia, and its hotels Mashpi Lodge, Casa Gangotena, and Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel.

She sits on the boards of several major companies, such as Banco Internacional, Tecniseguros (insurance broker), Latinomedical, among others. Paulina was previously head of Grupo Futuro holding group and the rehabilitation project of Quito's Historic Downtown. She is additionally President of the Board of Fundación Futuro.

This Fulbright Scholar has a degree in Economics and was a fellow at the Special Program for Urban and Regional Studies at MIT. Her continuing studies have focused on the financial, socio-economic, and environmental impact of investment projects, as well as management of Historic City Centers.