I’ve known Pilar Ramos since her freshman year at Penn, where she and I became quick friends in our sorority. I’d never had a sister, so I took this big sister thing seriously….and still do.
Pilar’s story isn’t the typical one coming out of Penn. As a child of Honduran and Puerto Rican immigrants, many of her decisions and choices were financially based. She’s embraced her passions for language, culture and adventure in her studies and career and married a perfect partner who shares the same curiosities.
Together, they’ve woven a beautiful life filled with creative endeavors, international careers, and a joie de vivre that only one who’s lived in Paris can truly appreciate.
Pilar started working during high school and hasn’t stopped. As Managing Editor of Penn’s Law Review, she quickly came to appreciate the complexities and nuances of her volunteer gig, which led her to a summer in the public sector, and then to corporate law. She put in her time, learned the ropes and thoughtfully navigated career moves that suited her young family’s needs.
Now, as General Counsel of an internationally-recognized media company, Pilar has been able to build and mentor a team that serves TelevisaUnivision well.
About Pilar Ramos
to that role, she served as Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy & Regulatory Strategy Counsel, leading a global advocacy team on public policy and regulatory matters across diverse markets, spanning Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. In that role, Ms. Ramos played a key role in addressing global trade in data and services, market access and competition law issues, and financial regulation matters. Prior to her long tenure at Mastercard, she served as General Counsel of a start-up marketplace, residing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and as corporate counsel at DIRECTV Latin America.
Ms. Ramos earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as an Executive Editor of The Law Review. She earned her Bachelor of Arts cum laude in International
Relations and French from Penn. As part of her undergraduate work, she studied at l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques & Sciences in Paris, France.
Transformational Leadership Award, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Legal Champion of the Arts Award, Latino Justice Lucero Award, Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award, and Penn Law Women’s Association Award.