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Mikel Aguirre Uzquiano


Mikel Aguirre Uzquiano



Mikel Aguirre Uzkiano, Born in Bilbao has spent the last three decades combining his two main passions, corporate experience analyzing international trade deals and teaching in the IE Business School.

He is a regular speaker in Country Risk Conferences and International Trade Forums

Represented the IE Business School in the 2016 World Knowledge Forum in Seoul South Korea

Corporate Experience

Working in the financial and insurance market since 1990.  Mikel Aguirre has developed different positions in banks, and Export Credit Agencies, being the last years financial Director in the International Consortium of Credit Insurers (CIAC which shareholders are BBVA, Santander, Munich Re and the Spanish ECA).  Actually is the Head of the Political and Single Risk Department for Spain and Portugal in COFACE, one of the world leaders in information, credit insurance, factoring and recoveries, with branches in 65 different countries.

Academic Experience

• Adjunct Professor of Economic Environment, IE Business School, 1998-present

• Main courses:

• International Expansion of a Company Internationally

• Country Risk Analysis

• Managing Multinational Corporations

• Head of the Blog of International Economy at IE

Academic Background

• Ph.D. in International Economics, Universidad Complutense, Spain, 2005

• MBA in Business Administration IE Business School, Spain, 1997

• Master in International Business UPV 1992

• Bachelor in Business Administration, UPV, Spain, 1989