Since 2012, Mariana Leaños has been Account Manager at Avalos Asociados, where she is in charge of the accounts of Esperanza, an Auberge Resort, and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.
Leaños has a bachelor’s degree in communications and a specialization in cultural management. She started her professional development as Production Assistant in the Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) in Santiago de Chile. A few months later, she became part of the press division of the museum and also worked with artists promoting independent exhibitions. Back in Mexico, she worked at United Airlines in the customer service department.
Leaños has worked in different cultural organizations and institutions like X-Teresa Arte Actual and Polyforum Siqueiros, in the areas of promotion and press. In Serbia, she was part of the staff of the Mexican Embassy in Belgrade, taking care of educational and cultural programs and assisting the Ambassador with promotion of the country and political informs.
She is co-founder of Pi Cultura y Filosofía, an organization concerned with the spreading of culture in Mexico, and the Serbian-Mexican Cultural Alliance, founded in Belgrade, to promote the cultural exchange between the two countries.