Every month, we celebrate the work of an employee who, according to their colleagues, went the extra mile. In September, Adriana Ibarra Vazquez, Director of Legal for the Americas region, received many nominations. Her colleagues couldn’t stop praising her dedication, her professionalism and her problem-solving approach. ‘Not only is Adriana a team player, problem-solver and collaborator, she is also extremely hardworking and dedicated to her craft.’
As Director of Legal, she is responsible for drafting and negotiating a variety of legal contracts and documents. It includes technology-related software, hardware, systems, SaaS, and similar agreements. She also provides advice – in several languages – on regulatory matters for the entire region. It can be on personal data, telecommunications or cyber-security.
We met with Adriana, the ‘True Legal Shining Star’ according to her colleagues, to discover her feelings about her win and the reasons why she has been nominated.
Q. Your colleagues can’t stop praising your work and the help you give them. Why do you think the way you work fits perfectly for your role and your colleagues?
I like to treat others the way I want to be treated. I give them time, explain why I would suggest a change, and always provide options to negotiate. The idea is to facilitate their lives as much as I can. I believe in teamwork. I am convinced that working together helps us offer better assistance to our clients and close a deal faster.
Q. How would you describe your team? What’s it like to work with them?
I have amazing support from our Corporate Legal area but also from Sales, Finance, Operations, IT, HR, etc. It is challenging to manage so many requests or topics at the same time. However, when you have the support of your managers and colleagues you enjoy your work.
Q. What was the most challenging project you had to work on recently?
Coordinating all our teams – Finance, HR, Sales, IT, etc. – to change our legal name and update all our records in the Americas.
Q. Do you have a motto that drives you for your work?
I love my work! When you feel that others appreciate it and find it helpful, it is fantastic.