Alumni Stories

The IE community stands for Diversity, Entrepreneurship, Innovation/Technology and Humanities. Thank you to the members of our community that make us proud and inspire us!

Lukas Mansky

Investment Banking Analyst at Bank of America Securities
“The time as a university student is truly unique and packed with so many great experiences that one should make the most out of it in every way possible.”
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Belén Moroño Molina-Campuzano

Investment Banking Analyst at UBS
"IE teaches students to analyze issues from different angles and to adapt to this changing environment."
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Astrid Sabrina Bifulco

Leadership Development Program Analyst at Restaurant Brands International
"The best thing about IE was the international and diverse environment. I met so many people from different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences."
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Nika Kurdiani

Deputy CEO, TBC Bank
"In these fast-changing times, we must keep ourselves global."
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Elisa Barbaglia

Editor
“It’s alright to do things at your own pace and in your own way. Distinguish yourself instead of following the crowd.”
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Valentin Schoettle

Manager Global Sports Sponsorship at Hugo Boss
“Embrace the process, learn from your mistakes, and your journey will unfold in ways you didn’t think are possible.”
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Rebeca Flores

Media Intern at Nike
"Belive you can, and you’re halfway there."
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Aurora Ask Bjaarstad

Content Producer/Filming and Shooting, Videocation.no
“Always be yourself, believe in yourself, do not talk yourself down and smile!”
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Cammy Smith

CEO & President, Integrated Equity Management (IEM)
“The exposure you get from IE to things, to concepts, to ideas, to people, to ways of thinking was incredible.”
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Jacob Lunden-Welden

“We are a small school but with a big reach. There are alumni in nearly every big company.”
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Alexandra Borok

"IE alumni will always be my go-to people when it comes to guiding me through an interview process, referring me for a new job, or even introducing me to someone I could learn from."
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Barbara Iturralde Holguin

Senior Associate Human Capital Consultant at PwC
"IE is recognized worldwide; therefore, plenty of companies look for candidates that are IE alumni. It is a prestigious university and students are highly valued in the market."
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Paul-Hugo Thiboult

Analyst, 3i Group Plc
“The entrepreneurial flair you develop at IEU is unique and is key to succeed in the investment world.”
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Juan Tomas Sanchez Sanchez

Master's Student of International Security at Sciences Po's Paris School of International Affairs and Peking University
"IE University gave me the opportunity to travel abroad and filled my CV with experiences that few in Spain, or even Europe, can have."
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Esperanza Nishizawa

Volunteer at the UN (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights) and Dual Degree student MIM + MRCB
“The international environment at IE gave me the capacity to understand different perspectives and different ways of doing things.”
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Elsa Arnaiz Chico

Student MBD & Talento para el futuro
“I know that I can count on the IEU alumni community whenever I need advice or help.”
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Ivon Rodriguez

Chief Marketing Officer, Linqto
“Inaction is the enemy of unrealized dreams. Don’t let fear of the unknown freeze you from achieving your true potential.”
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Habib Battah

Executive Manager Strategy Unit at National Bank of Kuwait
“Committing to a 13-month intense program was not an easy ride, but it was worth every minute of new learnings, meeting amazing professors and culturally diverse classmates, and enjoying beautiful Madrid.”
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Diana Castro Chincaro

Customer Experience Transformation Manager at Casa Andina Hotels
“You are here for the challenge, don’t be afraid to make mistakes or to ask questions, you are in the right place to learn within a great community of kind, smart, and diverse people who will welcome and cherish you every step of the journey.”
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Roland Simon

Head of Marketing & Growth at Pixyle.ai
"Coming to IE is all about leaving your comfort zone. Be prepared to learn, unlearn, and relearn."
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