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ClarkeModet Appoints María Garaña as Global CEO

May 28, 2024

María Garaña will lead the Intellectual Property group to boost its growth, international expansion, and technological solutions.

ClarkeModet has appointed María Garaña as the new CEO for the Group specialized in Intellectual Property, comprising 14 companies in Europe and Latin America and a team of more than 500 professionals, starting from June 11th.

María Garaña assumed top-level positions at major tech companies like Google and Microsoft, boasting an impressive career linked with innovation. Her expertise will be key in driving ClarkeModet’s innovation efforts as the company introduces new solutions based on the most disruptive technologies in the field of Intellectual Property to safeguard its clients’ innovations.

María Garaña holds a degree in Business Law from the University of San Pablo CEU in Spain and an MBA from Harvard University. Since 2008, she has held key leadership positions in technology industry, including Managing Director of Professional Services for Europe at Google, Vice President of Professional Services for EMEA at Adobe and President of Microsoft Spain. Throughout her career, she led digital transformation projects, innovation in services and key acquisition integration processes. 

She served on the boards of several prominent European companies and has garnered recognition for her contributions to the technology industry and leadership in gender diversity.

“ClarkeModet is the leader of a sector where new technologies are being a factor of disruption and continuous opportunity; an organization that has been able to innovate constantly while respecting its values, with 20 years of history”, María Garaña said. “I assume this position with the utmost commitment to lead the Group’s growth supported by technology and innovation, in addition to consolidating our international position”.

About ClarkeModet

ClarkeModet is the largest group specialized in financing, protection, and defense of intellectual property assets in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries. Founded in 1879, it currently comprises 14 companies in 13 countries and a team of more than 500 specialized professionals. This international presence allows ClarkeModet to provide services in all countries worldwide. In 2023, it carried out centralized operations in 195 countries.

ClarkeModet fosters the innovative and creative activity of public and private organizations, providing comprehensive advice on the strategic management of IP assets throughout the entire innovation process: from obtaining funding to activate innovative projects to the creation process and life of their rights.

ClarkeModet is the leading group in its sector in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries, managing more than 13% of the patents applied for in this area, and being the largest applicant of international trademarks.

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