Maria Laura Garcia

Head of School of Management at TenarisUniversity, TenarisUniversity
Buenos Aires, Argentina

About Maria Laura


Maria Laura is an Industrial Engineer graduated from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina; and MBA on International Business graduated from (Stuttgart Institute of Management and Technology), Universität Stuttgart, Germany.
She is the Dean of the School of Management at TenarisUniversity. Formerly she was TenarisUniversity Manager for Southern Cone, having under her responsibility +7000 Tenaris employees training in 8 different locations, managing a team of 18 people.
She is in Techint Group since 1996, developing her career on several specialities of HR areas. She started in Tenaris Siderca in Compensations and Organization area. In 1998, she was part of the takeover of Sidor in Venezuela, in charge of the Compensation area and taking part of the negotiation with Unions. One year later, she took responsibilities for the Techint Group’s Young Professionals Program, performing its reengineering and leading its global growth. Later, she was part of the HR Development team, developing the performance evaluation process and implementing it in several Business Units of Techint Group. She was responsible for the Techint Group’s Training Corporate Department. Back in Tenaris in 2008, she developed training curricula for Operations Division Middle Managers and implemented globally and had different global responsibilities before taking charge of her actual position.
Between her interests are reading, travelling, and cooking. In 2007, she was finalist of the Amateur Cooking Contest Les Chefs Sofitel.


English, German, Italian, Spanish

TED Conference

TEDActive 2014

Areas of Expertise

Teaching, Training, HR Development

An idea worth spreading

ideas grow only when shared, like happiness!

I'm passionate about

learning, cooking, reading latin authors, teaching, travelling

Talk to me about

change, science, learning, innovation, behavior, teaching, curiosity

People don't know I'm good at

intrapreneurship, organizing, listening

My TED story

I do not when I heard about TED for the first time, but I know that I was passionate about this idea at first sight. I wanted to be the first one to deliver a TEDx at a corporate level in Argentina... and I accomplished that on 2012, April 12th! I am happy about the effect it generated in Tenaris... and very proud of the ideas we shared there: ideas that added value to our lives!

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