IE Alumni Panel: Your Career, Your Path
Get insights and learn from two IE Alumni working in different companies.
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Chief Marketing Officer, Linqto
With experience in business development, general management, and marketing, Ivon’s diverse background stems from her love of entrepreneurship, business innovation, and concept creation. Ivon graduated from Brown University with a double major in International Relations and Hispanic Studies and holds a joint Executive Masters in Business Administration from Brown University and IE Business School. She is currently pursuing an Executive Ph.D. at Virginia Tech in Business with a marketing focus.
Ivon has been instrumental in the startup phase of numerous television stations including Telemundo Boston, Telemundo Hartford, Telemundo Providence, and the Caracol Television Miami station. While engaged in studies with the IE Brown Executive MBA, she served as the Vice President of Marketing for the private, non-profit Smithsonian affiliate, HistoryMiami Museum. She served as the Managing Director for IE University overseeing the growth of the institution and its programs in the Southern US and Caribbean. Until recently she served as the Chief Marketing Officer of The 360 Group, a marketing firm focused on entertainment and innovation. She currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer at Linqto.
A Miami native, Ivon is active in her community through leadership roles at various organizations. She serves on the board of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Academy of Finance and is also Vice President of the Brown University Latino Alumni Council.More info
Avril Granados Rosales
Director for H2R Operations, adidas
Avril Granados Rosales, a Mexican native and a citizen of the world with 5 companies and 3 countries, she is a versatile and accomplished Senior Human Resources leader and business partner. Rosales has used her human resources background and a blend of experience in various positions to affect positive change in the organization’s where she’s worked. She has more than 20+ years of experience in different sectors and throughout her career history, she has managed HR transformation projects, process improvements, talent selection practices, HR Services delivery, people development and employee relations.
Currently she is the Director for H2R Operations at adidas, responsible for creating the HR Services stream in GBS Porto and for leading a team of 110+ employees across Europe that main goal is to lead the operational delivery of end-to-end global and local HR processes operated by Global Business Services (GBS) for EMEA focused on delivering the best customer and employee experience. Also, she is an adidas D&I Ambassador for Europe and Women’s Network Porto ERG, leading the change in Porto and connecting the D&I activities to the company’s priorities.
She has also worked as a Senior HR Business Partner for Vestas Portugal and Vestas Mexico & LATAM. She also worked as a HR Manager for PPD Mexico, Central America & Caribbean and Mc Donald’s.
She holds a BS in Psychology with a specialization in organizational from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and an International MBA from IE Business School in Madrid.
She is a single mother to a 6-year-old boy who enjoys dancing, travelling, and volunteering.More info