Francisco Marmolejo serves as the president of higher education at the Qatar Foundation. From 2012 to 2020, he worked at the World Bank as a global higher education coordinator, based in Washington, DC, and more recently he served as lead higher education specialist for India and South Asia, in Delhi. From 1995 to 2002, he served as founding executive director of the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration at the University of Arizona, where he also worked as assistant vice president. Previously, he was an American Council on Education fellow at the University of Massachusetts, vice president of the University of the Americas in Mexico, and an international consultant at OECD in Paris.
Marmolejo previously served on the NAFSA Board of Directors in the position of Member-at-large for a term from 2009-2011.