Cristina Manzano


Cristina Manzano is editor-in-chief of esglobal ( ), the former Spanish edition of Foreign Policy magazine, a digital publication on global affairs. She is also a regular contributor to other Spanish and international media, such as El Periódico de Cataluña, or Open Democracy. She used to be a regular collaborator of Hoy, one of the leading analysis TV programs in Spain, at CNN+, until the channel was closed in 2011.

She writes a blog for The Huffington Post (Spanish edition,, and participates as speaker or lecturer in events and seminars on different topics related to international affairs –especially Spanish foreign policy and the EU-, communication and philanthropy. 

She has been Deputy Director of FRIDE, an independent think tank based in Madrid working on the EU foreign policy. Prior to that, she was Director of communications of FRIDE and of Concordia21, an umbrella foundation for the different organizations founded by Spanish philanthropist Diego Hidalgo. Before joining FP, she was for over 10 years Director General of Reporter, a leading firm in corporate communication and branded content. 

She holds a BA in Communication Science from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and took postgraduate studies at the University of Maryland (US), thanks to a Fulbright scholarship.

She speaks Spanish, English and Italian, and has a good knowledge of French.