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The First Annual Copa Del Jamon Bowl Off took place last Thursday January 24, 2014 between alumni groups of IE, ESADE, and IESE in San Francisco Bay Area.

ESADE had challenged the Northern California Alum of IESE and IE Business School to a bowl off. At stake were the bragging rights on hoisting the first ever «Copa del Jamon». Unfortunately for them and fortunately for us, IE won this fun and friendly championship were participants and friends could enjoy a real leg of jamon carved for their culinary pleasure at the event courtesy of Nosa Ria Spanish Market folks in Hayes Valley. This was the perfect opportunity to mingle with alumni from IE and neighbor top b-schools.


Go IE!!!!

Team members: 

From left to right:

  • Mark Hong (Class of 2011, EMBA)
  • Jennifer Guintu (Class of 2008, IMBA)
  • Bernadette Aguirre (Class of 2012, April IMBA)
  • Chris McCoy (Adjunct Professor)
  • Zubin Chagpar (Class of 2011, Nov IMBA)
  • Darren Sabo (Class of 2012, Nov IMBA)
  • Alejandro Díaz Tejada (partner)

On October 31, 2013 the Spanish Embassy in Washington, DC held a Panel Discussion of Doing Business Abroad. The forum was opened by Spanish Ambassador to the United States, Ramón Gil Casares.  His remarks noted the significance of the two speakers presence and that he was proud to have such distinguished speakers for the forum. Then, the Washington area Alumni President and CEO of EADS CASA, Josian Morales, opened with introductions of the speakers and the intent of the forum.

The first speaker was Manuel Sánchez Ortega, CEO of Abengoa. In October 2010, he became CEO of Abengoa, previously he was CEO of Telvent. Mr. Sánchez is a qualified industrial engineer from the ICAI School of Engineering in Madrid and has completed the Senior Management Program at IPADE Business School in Mexico.

Mr. Sanchez discussed the Abengoa business units, describing the geographical distribution of the their business, and his views on the company’s commitment to renewable energy. He then went into detail on several current projects using solar to generate electricity using concentrating mirrors. He also made clear that Abengoa’s business was spread across multiple geographic areas with less than 30% of the company’s business conducted in Spain.

After his presentation, a Q&A period was facilitated by Yanire Braña, President of the MET Community. The first question was in regards to shale gas. In response, Mr. Sanchez launched a second presentation that discussed the shale gas production, distribution of gas fields in the US and the challenges of maintaining current production. He expressed the view that shale gas is a temporary phenomenon and sustainable energy production is rapidly closing the cost difference.

The second speaker was Director of Global Indicators at the World Bank, Augusto López-Claros. Mr. López-Claros has been Director of Global Indicators and Analysis with the World Bank Group since 2011. Previously, he was Chief Economist and Director of the Global Competitiveness Program at the World Economic Forum.  Mr. López-Claros holds a diploma in Mathematical Statistics from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University.

Mr. López-Claros opened his presentation with an explanation of his work at the World Bank Group and the types of indicators that his group had developed. These indicators focused on the business climate of each country for each stage of a business lifecycle. Some of the indicators included the ease of starting a business, ease of obtaining relevant licenses to operate, to obtain electricity, to obtain financing, and other key data.

Indicators across multiple countries were reviewed and comparisons over time shown to demonstrate that improvements in the indicators were closely related to improvements in the economic activity occurring in the country in question. Mr. López-Claros also showed that the countries in the lowest quartile were converging with the rest of the world along all indicators. He described this as very positive development.
After his presentation, a Q&A period was again facilitated by Yanire Braña. A question regarding the indicators for Spain started a spirited conversation of where Spain was superior and areas where the country could improve. Overall, everyone agreed that the Spain was a great place to do business but could always improve in specific areas.

After the the Q&A was closed, the group concluded the Forum by thanking the speakers with much applause and moved to the lobby for a social hour.


On September 16th and 17th members of the IE office and Alumni club of Miami participated at the first edition of the Wealth Management Forum at the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami.

During these two days more than 300 attendees from a large variety of Banks and Private Equity firms from the Miami Financial Center participated in more than 25 sessions, seminars and panels.

IE was an exhibitor sponsor and we were able to meet more than seven IE alumni working for different Banks and financial institutions.

In the picture we see the information booth of the IE Center Miami (Left to Right) with Victor Hernandez (Global MBA ´11) Associate from JP Morgan Miami, Catherine McGrail (MBA´84) Director of Marketing and Partners at Foodman CPA´s and Advisors, Victor Cuenca (Executive MBA´10) Senior Vice-President Financial Institutions at Santander Miami, and Guillermo Montes (IMBA´85) Managing Director IE Center Miami.

A special thanks to Victor Hernandez that was supporting our work at the IE table sharing his experience during his Global MBA with the participants of the Forum.


Photo alumni at FIBA


Miembros del IE Center Miami en el Forum de Wealth Management

El pasado 16 y 17 de Septiembre los miembros de la oficina del IE en Miami junto con los miembros de la comunidad de antiguos alumnos de Miami han participado del Primer Forum de Wealth Management realizado en el hotel JW Marriott Marquis en el Downtown de Miami.

Durante esos dos días más de 300 participantes de la comunidad del sector financiero, y firmas de prívate equity de Miami pudieron disfrutar de más de 25 sesiones de debate, estudio y divulgación.

IE ha sido sponsor del evento a través de una zona de información a los asistentes y hemos podido identificar entre los asistentes a 7 Alumni que trabajan en diferentes bancos o entidades del centro financiero de Miami. En la foto podemos ver reunidos en el centro de información del IE a Victor Hernández (Global MBA 2011) Associate en JP Morgan Miami, Catherine McGrail (MBA1984) Director of Marketing y  Partners  en Foodman CPA´s and Advisors, Victor Cuenca (Executive MBA 2010) Senior Vice-President Financial Institutions en Santander Miami, y a Guillermo Montes (IMBA 1985) Managing Director del IE Center Miami.



US Career Drive: “Business & Visas in USA”

Escrito el 18 febrero 2011 por Alumni en Geographic, Others

The Careers Management Centre organized an informative conference regarding “Business & Visas in USA” as part of the US Career Drive, in collaboration with Employee Mobility Solutions (EMS). The conference was held in the Aula Magna of IE with Norma Lorenzo, a lawyer and expert in US immigration and Danixa Montero, vice president of EMS, conducting the conference.

The speakers discussed in detail the types of visas (Immigrant and non-immigrant), the application processes for different nationalities and for different types of visas, the approximate time period for the processes and the important points to remember during the application.

The EMS team defined and explained the basic concepts of immigration to the US and emphasized on how the continuous changes in US immigration laws can slow and complicate the visa process in each country. They stressed on the importance of knowing the type of application, the steps and time frame for each, using the appropriate procedures.

Several students and alumni of different nationalities attended the conference and were able to get key information regarding visas for USA.  They were able to resolve most of the doubts regarding the possible processes to be able to work and develop a career in the US.

For viewing the conference please click here.

About EMS: Employee Mobility Solutions is one of the biggest names in global mobility services, providing companies, employees and their families the whole process of mobilization and immigration services, which cover all legal, logistical and cultural issues, necessary for starting a new life successfully integrated in the new destination. EMS now has eleven operating facilities located in Algiers, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Panama City, Dubai, Houston, Lima, Madrid, Miami, Rio de Janeiro and Santa Cruz to manage an international network of agents,  covering immigration to 70 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit : www.ems-ir.com

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