Ximena Andión Ibañez
Program Officer, Mexico and Central America, Ford Foundation
Ximena Andión Ibañez is a program officer in the Mexico and Central America office and part of the Civic Engagement and Government team. She has 20 years’ experience working on issues related to human rights and gender equality.
Before joining Ford in 2019, Ximena served as executive director of the feminist organization Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir for seven years. Prior to that, she worked at various civil society organizations in Mexico—including Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos and Grupo de Información en Reproducción Elegida—as well as at the international level with the Center for Reproductive Rights. She has also worked with the United Nations Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Mexico and Guatemala, and she has consulted for various private philanthropic foundations and UN agencies.