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IE Pioneers Discussion on Opportunities in Islamic Finance and Tourism

Over a dozen renowned speakers from Islamic and Spanish institutions engaged in a full-day conference centered on new scenarios in the Muslim world.

In collaboration with Casa Arabé and the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center, IE Business School hosted a one-day conference in Madrid with some high-level executives from the Islamic financial and economic landscape. The conference sparked discussion around the business opportunities brought by the flourishing growth of Islamic Fintech, online crowd-funding and venture capital. In parallel, the experts provided executives and professors with insights into the rise of the halal economy and tourism industry, expected to reach $233 billion in 2020.

The event hosted two panels, welcomed by Carlos Mad, Executive Vice President of IE Foundation and Pedro Martinez-Avial, Director General of Casa Arabe, who stressed the importance of nurturing the relationship with Islamic Businesses in Spain and overseas, along with IE’s commitment to encourage ongoing exchanges.

10 Apr 2019


IE Community, The School

Financial Times and IE Business School launch Headspring to strengthen position in the executive development sector

Headspring is the new brand of the joint venture formerly known as FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance.

03 Apr 2019


The School

Valence Media CFO shares the key to a successful career in Finance with IE Business School students

Former CFO of the Walt Disney Company spoke to students about the importance of soft skills to succeed in the finance world.

02 Apr 2019


Campus Life

IE Students Get the Scoop on Olympic Games’ Strategic Partnerships

Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Mark Anthony Conlon gave IE students a behind-the-scenes look into the challenges of marketing, promotion ...

02 Apr 2019


IE Community

President of Bosch Group Spain discusses mobility, smart cities and digital innovation with IE Business School students

President of Bosch Group Spain, Mr. Javier González Pareja, intrigued students with an open discussion around the future of mobility, smart cities ...

15 Mar 2019


Campus Life

IE Celebrates International Women’s Day

IE University celebrated Women’s Day with a two-day event, featuring women from different industries sharing their insights on gender equality and ...

14 Mar 2019


Campus Life

IE-Brown Executive MBA Alumni Recognized as 21st century Virtual Workforce Thought Leaders with Key Reflection Project (KRP)

Three executive MBA students from the IE-Brown joint program publish their Key Reflection Final Project (KRP) in the prestigious Management Information Systems Executive Quarterly Journal (MISQE).

Two years after graduating from the IE Brown Executive MBA, a senior Google employee, a corporate lawyer, and a successful entrepreneur took their final project to the next level, publishing their research on how to successfully transition to a virtual workforce. “Three Stages to a Virtual Workforce” was released this week in Management Information Systems Executive Quarterly Journal (MISQE), one of the leading peer reviewed journals in management.

The three alumni– Florian Endter, Enmacc General Counsel and Finance; Anthony Giordano, Monad Founder; and, Paul Somers, the former Google Head of Global Apps Partnerships, Australia and New Zealand, now Principal and Founder of Pecunia Research — interviewed individuals representing organizations Trello (70% virtual workers) and Buffer (100% virtual workers), committed to engaging virtual workers.

08 Mar 2019



Oracle’s Senior Vice President Leopoldo Boado shares industry insights with IE University students

Oracle Senior Vice President for Applications Europe and Country Manager Spain Leopoldo Boado visited IE University on Monday to discuss the future ...

06 Mar 2019


Campus Life

IE Business School, 2nd business school in the world for online MBA programs in Financial Times ranking

The 18-month Global MBA, delivered in English, has already been attended by executives from more than 60 countries.

04 Mar 2019



IE Business School and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management Leverage Strategic Alliance with First Student Exchange

The strategic alliance between IE Business School and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gave its first fruits in the form of a ...

27 Feb 2019


The School

Art Business Leaders Discuss Art in the Age of Disruption

IE held the first Make Art Work: Art in the Age of Disruption, with speakers from the art scene discussing current challenges the industry faces.

25 Feb 2019


Campus Life

Governor of Banco de Portugal Speaks to IE Business School Students

The Governor of Banco de Portugal visited IE Business School and spoke to business students about “Regulation, Supervision and Financial ...

18 Feb 2019


Campus Life

IE Alum Ricardo Aizenman Goldberg Honored as 2019 AACSB Influential Leader

Fourth annual initiative recognizes 33 business school graduates creating lasting impact in the world.

06 Feb 2019



IE Business School Professor Fabrizio Salvador Featured on Thinkers50 Radar

“An outstanding conceptual thinker and a passionate champion of operations.” – Thinkers50.

22 Jan 2019



IE Alumni Land Spots on Forbes’ 30 Under 30: Spain 2018 List

Four members of the IE Business School community snagged coveted spots on Forbes’ list of 30 Under 30 in Spain 2018, the annual roundup of the brashest risk-takers of the year. Andrew Wong, Enrique de Solis Tello, Pablo Gonzalez Ruiz de la Torre and Eduardo Jorgensen de Vizcarrondo were each honoured at the Forbes Summit in December in Madrid.

Wong, 30, who graduated from IE’s Master in Advanced Finance in 2016, founded and heads Fundie Ventures, which grooms early-stage start-ups and introduces them to venture capital and investor angels. Fundie focuses exclusively on companies that are committed to a positive and measurable impact on people and the planet. Wong was also chosen earlier in the year for Forbes’ U.S./Canada version and—separately– the Europe version of the exclusive list.

The 28-year-old Solis, who received his Master in Business Administration in 2016 from IE, is a founding partner at the new boutique hotel chain One Shot Hotels. As the Brand Developer, Solis created a new concept of lifestyle hotels, always located in prime areas of each city and focused on design and photography. Launched in 2013, One Shot Hotels supports artists who want to develop their careers by creating exhibitions and offering them a platform for their art.

15 Jan 2019


IE Community

Kofi Appenteng, President of the Africa-America Institute, at IE Business School graduation ceremony

IE Business School today held the graduation ceremony for more than 800 students of 88 nationalities who have successfully completed International ...

14 Dec 2018


The School

IE Business School, 12th in the world in the Executive MBA Financial Times ranking

IE Business School has been placed 12th business school in the world in the ranking of Executive MBA programs published by the Financial Times on ...

15 Oct 2018



IE Business School boosts the technological immersion of students to transform the learning experience

Madrid, 5 October 2018. IE Business School unveiled its commitment to the technological immersion of its students, which will revolutionize the ...

08 Oct 2018


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