Isabel Castro Martinez

Of Spanish nationality, Isabel Castro Martinez graduated in France as a jurist and chartered accountant. She started her career in Spain, and then moved to France, where she took up several positions in the private sector, before leaving the country and working in the Ivory Coast.

After having gained experience in the field of higher education for several years, she opened her first audit, advice and chartered accountant office in the Ivory Coast, where she lived for several years. She opened her second office in Italy, where she worked for 8 years, before entering the Council of Europe.

She joined the Council of Europe at the end of 1997, where she worked for 3 years in Financial Control and then in Internal Audit for 5 years as the Deputy Director.

She has been appointed to the post of Deputy Executive Secretary in Eurimages as from 1 February 2006.