Blanca Manzano

Blanca Manzano is the General Counsel EMEA at Orica, bringing with her 15+ years of PQE working in cross-cultural environments with globally based legal and business teams. She started her legal career as an associate in a law firm of a global audit firm and subsequently held legal positions at the legal departments of global groups of companies operating in diverse regulated industries.

Blanca has a built-up track record of substantial experience in managing the full spectrum of legal department responsibilities, including M&A, international business contracting, corporate, restructuring, financing, antitrust, dispute resolution, outside counsel management, and leading business legal team members.

As a Spanish native speaker with full professional proficiency in English and fluent in Dutch, Blanca has a team player, hands-on approach, and business-oriented mindset. She possesses strong analytical and negotiation skills and is used to adapting to a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.