Mar Aguilar oversees Global Administration at the Population Council. In this role, she provides administrative guidance, ensures staff safety and security, supervises procurement, and proposes solutions and uniform office systems that support efficient and effective global operations of the organization. With offices in 13 countries, Aguilar also ensures global policies and procedures are appropriately adapted and applied to the local context.
Aguilar has held many roles at the Population Council since joining the organization in 1990. She began in the regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in Mexico City in 1990, and went on to serve as budget manager of the Council’s International Programs Division in New York City in 1998. In 2002 she became the organization’s financial manager for International Programs, then director of International Support in 2009 before assuming her current role in 2018.
Aguilar complete her master’s degree in 2004 and worked for Habitat for Humanity Mexico as director of finance for the Jimmy Carter Project, which built 150 houses in Puebla and Veracruz.
She 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 Humentum and the Risk Management group. Aguilar has a master's in administration from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.