Epic Awards

Extraordinary People Inspiring the IE Community

The Essence: Personal Progress. Human Success.
The IE experience involves a personal and professional transformation process that is ultimately reflected in the achievements of our alumni. Our more than 66,000 alumni contribute to their organizations and the society in countries all over the globe.
EPIC alumni perform in their personal and professional lives by the same standards of excellence that have been taught at IE’s undergraduate and master programs. Our EPIC alumni are accomplished entrepreneurs, leaders, and role models that show commitment to society and deliver exemplary work in their fields of knowledge throughout the different stages of their lives.

Five categories:

  • Business Impact: Experienced executives who transform the companies and organizations where they work, by putting into practice the values acquired at IE.
  • Creators: Entrepreneurs who have successfully founded and scaled their businesses, ultimately turning ideas into reality. Their companies have a 2+ year startup survival rate and/or have obtained funding of 1MM.
  • Human Success: Alumni who have gone beyond personal and professional achievements to change our world and mobilize society through social impact. Dedicates life efforts to altruistic & idealistic activities or the benefit of society as a whole.
  • Women Inspiring Women: Women who live the value of diversity by helping other women achieve their aspirations and creating a solid platform for gender equality.
  • Young & Ambitious Minds: Alumni under 30 years old, who have obtained a significant promotion at work or have been distinguished as potential leaders within their organizations, or having obtained funding for their own company/start up or achieved exit phase,

Every alumni has a story that deserves to be told.
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Dessi Silassie

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, APAC & FS GC and Global IP Legal of IHS Markit. Master Legal Tech 2020
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Luca Bovone

Founder & CEO of Habyt. MIM 2014
"Trust the process."
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Edouard Gouin

MD & Co-founder Convelio. MIM 2014
“It is much more about the journey and the people than it is about the destination!"
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Elizabeth Freele

Co-founder & Managing Partner of Sympact. IMBA 2017
"Corporate sustainability is no longer about doing LESS harm, its about doing MORE good; its about using the power, privilege and resource of business for a greater purpose than mere profit, to consciously shape a more resilient trajectory for humanity. What you do makes a difference. What do YOU want to spend the currency of your life on?"
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Andrew Kline

Co-founder of DoinGud. IMBA 2019
"Life is short, live it up!
Be kind to others along the way <3"
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Cristina Marcen

Founder and Director, Programa SUMA Talento. EMBA 2017
"SUMA to build commitment. SUMA to advance. SUMA to win."
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Teresa Alarcos Tamayo

Chairwoman and Founder of W Startup C. M. E-Business 2000
"When I wake up in the morning, I look myself in the mirror thinking about the challenges of life, and I say to myself: "YES, I CAN"
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Robert Moody

Security Operations Center (SOC) Senior Manager of The Home Depot. MCS 2018
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing."
Helen Keller
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Palmira Diaz Fernandez

Founder & CEO of Ulindr. MIM 2019
"Solving one’s problem can become a scalable opportunity. Do it with purpose, and the reward will be priceless."
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M Carmen Lence Ferreiro

CEO of Grupo Leche Rio. IMBA 2000
"We can do better!"
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Rahul Bhushan

Co-Founder Rize ETF. MIF 2010
“Inaction is the root of all regret. And inaction is mostly a mental prison that all your learnt behaviours will try to keep you in. Because it is safe. And society wants you to take the safe route. I say — take the unsafe route. Life a life where your core objective is to minimise the your total number of regrets. It will take you places you could never imagine.”
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Bedor Alrashoudi

CEO of Jazadco Energy and Development. GMBA 2018
"You got what you have the courage to ask for"
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Nikoloz Kurdiani

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of TBC Bank. IMBA 2007
"Never stop developing!"
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Hetal Jani

Founder and Executive Director of SPEAKHIRE. GMBA 2014
"Developing Tomorrow's Leaders"
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Tom Riley

Founder and MD of Tiny Keg. IMBA 2012
"Don't be kak, be lekker!"
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