Mar Aguilar oversees international operations at the Population Council. Aguilar provides administrative guidance, ensures staff safety and security, and proposes solutions and uniform office systems that support the efficiency and effectiveness of the Population Council’s global operations. She ensures that Council global policies and procedures are appropriately adapted and applied to the local context. She is a member of the Risk Management group and also collaborates actively as part of the Leadership Development Team.
Aguilar has been with the Council since 1990, when she joined the regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in Mexico City. In 1998, she became budget manager of the Council’s International Programs Division in New York City. After leaving in 2002 to complete her master’s degree, Aguilar worked for Habitat for Humanity Mexico as director of finance for the Jimmy Carter Project, which built 150 houses in Puebla and Veracruz in 2004. Aguilar returned to the Council in 2005 as financial manager for International Programs and was appointed director of International Support in 2009.
Aguilar has in-depth knowledge of local and corporate operations and is an effective advocate for the Council’s international office staff. She has helped improve operation of the Council’s global systems. She is a member of InsideNGO. Aguilar has a master's in administration from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.