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Tech MBA Students Meet All-Star Advisory Board
Students appreciate the direct contact with top professionals.
After the first semester of the newly created Tech MBA program, 15 students had a meet and greet with the prestigious Tech MBA Advisory Board to discuss the new program and the advantages of the curriculum.
The Tech MBA students had direct access to the 20 members of the advisory board who work in world-class companies like Google, SAP, Facebook and many others.
The advisory board ensures the Tech MBA teaches students how to address key issues challenging the industry and access the best resources.
29 Jul 2021IE Community, Programs, The School
Bringing women to forefront: Valentina Llinas’ path to success
For Valentina Llinas, experiencing the world through work has always been a priority. Being part of a large family whose nomadic lifestyle took them to cities including Abu Dhabi, Buenos Aires, Houston and London, Valentina’s sense of home was never limited to one place in particular. Instead, it was the tales and wisdom of her parents that provided familiarity.
Having earned her Bachelor in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Los Andes with a double minor in business administration and French studies, Valentina’s skill set is by no means restricted to just one area. As she moved into a professional setting, however, it was her long-standing international experience—and being an innate storyteller and future-forward thinker—that truly set her apart.
For Valentina, the field of marketing was a natural fit. As a way to tell stories and connect with an international audience, this calling has led to her current role as Senior Manager Global Marketing Strategy for world-renowned luxury brand Swarovski.
Currently spearheading a new portfolio strategy for home décor as part of the company’s first rebrand in its 125-year history, Valentina counts on her mindset of disruption, transformation and global orientation. The most enriching part of her role is collaborating with colleagues from every corner of the globe. “There are never two people from the same background in one meeting,” she says. “It’s this kind of diversity that sparks creativity, innovation and a lot of fun!”
12 Jul 2021IE Community, Programs, Transformational Leaders
10th MIM Challenge Has Students Helping Communities
Students help underprivileged children in this edition of MIM challenge.
07 Jul 2021IE Community, Programs, The School
Transcending borders: Estela Ping Ye overcomes cultural differences
Hailing from China, Estela Ping Ye acquired a desire early on to explore the world around her. Growing up, she learned Spanish at school, which ...
05 Jul 2021IE Community, Programs, Transformational Leaders
In the face of a possible Fed error, could Trump return?
Ignacio de la Torre, IE Master in Finance Academic Director. Originally published in El Mundo – Actualidad Económica
29 Jun 2021Faculty, IE Community, Programs, The School
Working toward sustainability: Dale Hobson’s mission to take risks
Dale Hobson works in an industry that infuses all aspects of our lives, from the beverages we drink to the perfume we wear and the candles we burn.
Originally from Australia, but now based in the US, Dale formally trained in materials engineering. He later decided to further his studies first through a NASA aerospace research program, and then IE Business School’s International MBA. He was attracted to IE Business School for its focus on both entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, and the fact that they offered accelerated programs in a global environment.
Throughout the course of his career, he’s worked in nanotechnology, corporate development and strategy consulting.
In his current role as Global Vice President, Strategic Materials & Procurement Strategy for Symrise AG—an innovative flavor and fragrance house—Dale deals with over 10,000 materials from around the world. In his day-to-day life, he’s responsible for finding natural and synthetic materials for the entire supply chain, while making sure they come from communities that are both ethical and sustainable.
28 Jun 2021IE Community, Programs, Transformational Leaders
IE Business School in Top Ten of QS Executive MBA Rankings 2021
The IE Business School Global Executive MBA program is ranked 6th in Europe and 8th globally for employer reputation.
24 Jun 2021Recognitions
Future Female Leaders Discuss Being a Women In Business
Women in Leadership Clubs Networking Event.
22 Jun 2021Faculty, IE Community, The School
Business School Alum Named Finalist of EY Entrepreneur Award
International MBA Graduate named Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist.
22 Jun 2021Faculty, IE Community, The School