Mar Esteban is Secretary to the Chairman and Secretary to Director at the Elcano Royal Institute. BA in Political Science and Sociology from the Complutense University of Madrid. Between 1991 and 2001 she worked as secretary to the Deputy Chairman at the Ortega-Maranon Foundation, and secretary to the Director and the European Studies Programme at the Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset. During this time, she also worked as coordinator of the Revista de Occidente and collaborated in the Foundation’s first website. She works at the Elcano since its inception, and she has performed her duties as secretary to the Director, to the Deputy Director of Research and Analysis, and to the Chairman.