Iago Velasco joined Itad in the summer of 2019 as a Business Development Administrator. He supports the business development team in the bidding processes with donors and clients.
Iago started his career in the third sector when he had barely started high school, volunteering in his mother’s foundation working with people with learning disabilities. More recently, he has worked with Third Half Soccer, a small social entrepreneurship that works in the sustainable tourism sector, helping a number of NGOs to achieve a sustainable source of income through tourism. Third Half Soccer was also embedded in the Sports for Good ecosystem, which is one of Iago’s passions. In this position, he coordinated the logistical aspects of the trips they organised together with their NGO partners.
Iago holds an MA in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), in which he specialised in food security policy and development processes.