Industrial Engineer with a Master’s degree in Power Generation, PMP®and Executive MBA candidate specialized in Construction and Project Management of medium-large scale utility EPC Solar projects, with experience across Europe, Central America and Asia.
I am an Industrial engineer with a Master’s degree in Power Generation who has spent my whole career in the energy sector, specifically in the solar sector. I started as a field engineer working on site in the construction of solar plants in many different countries (Portugal, Honduras, Philippines, Japan, Vietnam…) and in the last years I started in Project Management dealing with solar projects in Spain and abroad. I am a very active person who loves doing sports like football, running, gym, swimming, calisthenics etc…
I consider myself lucky to have worked on what I liked the most since I started my career: Renewable energies. Actually, my final project during my degree was a solar plant, so I continued what I intentionally started. My motivation was to continue learning in this sector, even though I had to sacrifice family, friends and my beloved Spain.
I have always had in my agenda to do an EMBA until I found the best professional and personal timing, as I wanted to continue learning and developing myself in order to be more prepared for executive roles and continue promoting in my career. An EMBA gives you a holistic vision that only as an engineer you cannot get.
I wanted to do an EMBA in an institution of world-wide recognized prestige and between the 2 Spanish ones that fulfill this requirement, I opted for IE among other reasons due to the blended program, which is mainly online, as I work 100% remotely in the South of Spain.
It will allow me to continue promoting my career and to be much better prepared to opt for executive roles.
The program and the conferences were very diverse in terms of speakers, counting with VCs and entrepreneurships experience among others, but also diverse in topics, ranging from robotics, biotech, APIS… We visited different places and universities around Silicon Valley that allowed us to get a good insight of it.
I found surprising how Twitter values entrepreneurship experience when hiring and its entrepreneurial mindset when launching new products. Twitter’s panelist explained his entrepreneurship experience before joining Twitter and how he applies those values to it. Zoom’s panelist gave us some good insights and remarked on the importance of having the founder in the company after many years in order not to lose the North Star.
We had the chance to meet with VCs that reinforced the concepts we have studied during the course and explain at what they look when deciding to invest in a start-up. In the same way, we received advice and guidelines on how to pitch in front of investors.
For the students that are doing the blended problem like me, we don’t have the opportunity to meet our classmates regularly, so the GIW was a good opportunity to do networking and expand my network with students from other programs like the GOMBA and the Face-to-Face Executive MBA taught in Madrid. In addition, for the students that are entrepreneurs or pretend to be entrepreneurs someday, we were given some valuable insights that should be taken into account in the journey.
Doing an EMBA is a very rewarding experience but requires a lot of perseverance, dedication and sacrifice, so I consider it very important to select the best professional and personal timing in order to cope with everything in the best possible way.