Paloma Tejada

  • Rare Diseases International Director


Paloma Tejada joined EURORDIS in 2007 as Communications Manager later becoming Communications Director. After one year of parental leave, Paloma rejoined EURORDIS on a part time basis as Rare Diseases International Senior Manager.

Paloma is part of the Governance team, working on the launch and development of Rare Disease International.

Paloma has extensive experience working for not-for-profit and non-governmental organisations in Europe, America and Asia. Previously she worked for Medecins du Monde as a Programme Manager for their international HIV/AIDS network.

She was also a Programme Coordinator for Appropriate Technology Asia in New Delhi where she managed a water and sanitation programme in Tibetan refugee settlements.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the American University in Washington DC, she went on to complete a Master of Science in Development Management at the London School of Economics.

A dual Peruvian-French national, she grew up in Lima and has lived in Paris since 2002.

She is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Telephone: +41 763 60 47 25

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