Alumni Stories

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
"Coming to IE is all about leaving your comfort zone. Be prepared to learn, unlearn, and relearn."
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Sebastian-Alexander Demel

Product Manager 1895, Lavazza Group
“Don’t always follow pre-formed paths - Dare to be different and make your own.”
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Nicolás Fernández

Sales Account Manager at Procter & Gamble
“You often come across other IE alumni at your workplace and instantly have a point of connection. You are lucky to be part of such a well-connected network of students.”
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Elliot Roazen

Acquisition Marketing Expert @ New Business Creation Unit, Unilever
“Don’t slow down and get comfortable, you are responsible for setting your own pace.”
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Jale Sari

Landscape Architect at Perkins and Will’s
"There is always so much you can bring in to create spaces that motivate people to engage with their environment - which is my ultimate goal when designing anything!"
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Sitou Akolly

Computational Designer at UNStudio
"My learning extended beyond the academic."
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Paula Echeverri

Architect and Founder at Echeverrimontes
"I am very proud of being part of a community that is as dynamic and creative as IE!"
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Ana Maria Aldana

Sr. Marketing Effectiveness Consultant at Nielsen
“Be prepared to a new version of yourself. The uniqueness of IE’s diversity and professional network will take you places.”
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Nada Halaoui

Business Development Representative at Amazon Web Services
“My time at IE completely changed my perspective on what I wanted to achieve in my career. I went in with the goal of doing Digital Marketing and ended up pursuing a career in Tech! Never thought I would be here today. Always keep your mind open.”
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Adriana Molero

Delivery Manager in Growth at Lingokids
“Spend your energy wisely throughout the year. Focus on the areas that resonate the most with you.”
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Julie Skogheim

Advisor, Corporate Communications AS
"I’m still in touch with many of the people I met at IE, and they’re a great support both personally and professionally."
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Christina Stathopoulos

Analytical Consultant at Google
“Do not doubt yourself, remain confident and know that your true potential is likely far more than you realize.”
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Lina Brinkschulte

Corporate Communications at Deutsche Telekom AG
“IE made it possible to have a truly international experience while using the skills learned in the classroom right away in the real world.”
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Akiko Perona

Chief, Communication and Information Technology Support Unit, United Nations Institute for Training and Research
“Meeting and working alongside a group of remarkable classmates was such an inspiring experience on top of the academic knowledge and skills that I gained through the Master’s program.”
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