International MBA - People

Reinvent the World

At the heart of what we do is our People

International companies need agile professionals who can flow with the changes in today’s “new normal”, and who can lead with an entrepreneurial attitude. In the International MBA, we bring together learners, mentors, practitioners and professors from all disciplines, perspectives, and backgrounds from around the globe. What they all have in common is their curious and risk-taking nature, which drives them to actively seek personal challenges and think outside the box.

   

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

The International MBA program is for you if…

You want to be a transformational leader at the top of your game

Who stands out from the crowd and is seen as a role model for others to emulate.

You want to work side by side with the world’s best professionals

And within global, prestigious companies.

You want to develop your expertise

Improve your management skills and gain international exposure.

You want to obtain an MBA from a top-ranked international business school

With a world-class faculty immersed in the real world of business – an MBA with global employer recognition that will launch an international career.

You want to take a giant step up in your career

Possibly even changing direction to work in a totally different role to those you filled in the past.

You want to be a change leader

Making an impact on the world through your disruptive attitude and transformational mindset.

You want an engaging, fully immersive, real-world learning experience

That is flexible to its core and that can adapt to your unique life plan.

International MBA Class Profile

WHERE CAN THE IMBA TAKE YOU?

Take a look at their professional and academic backgrounds, where they are working now, and connect with them on LinkedIn to get insights into their personal journeys.

Business & Economics

Manuel José Lazcano Ávila

IE International MBA (2017)

• From: Mexico
• Background: Bachelor in Business Administration
• Current job: CFO / Finance Director | Fondo de Cultura Económica de España

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Oleksandr Bondarenko

IE International MBA (2016)

• From: Ukraine
• Background: Bachelor of Economics
• Current job: Founder, Chairman | DISCOPERI Inc.

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Rami Katerji

IE International MBA (2010)

• From: UAE
• Background: Bachelor in Business Administration
• Current job: Corporate Investment Banking - Vice President | JP Morgan Chase & Co.

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Francesco Vallo

IE International MBA (2009)

• From: Italy
• Background: Bachelor in General Management
• Current job: Senior Management Consultant & founder of Just Italia | Globalpraxis

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Bernhard Niesner

IE International MBA (2006)

• From: Austria
• Background: Master of International Business
• Current job: Co-founder & CEO | Busuu

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Nicolas Vanerio

IE International MBA (2016)

• From: Italy / Uruguay
• Background: Bachelor in Business Administration
• Current job: Senior Vendor Manager | Amazon

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Enrique De Solis

IE International MBA (2015)

• From: Spain
• Background: Bachelor in Business Administration
• Current job: Consulting for Customer & Hospitality Practice | PWC

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Jörg Preis

IE International MBA (2015)

• From: Germany
• Background: Sports Management
• Current job: Director of Digital Analytics | Nike

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Unoma (Unoma Eke) Adeyemi

IE International MBA (2013)

• From: Nigeria
• Background: Bachelor in Business Administration
• Current job: Partner Business & Channels Development Lead | Microsoft

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Johannes Hinsch

IE International MBA (2012)

• From: Germany
• Background: Bachelor in Business Administration
• Current job: Business Development Project Manager | Porsche

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Sven Siat

IE International MBA (2016)

• From: Germany
• Background: Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics
• Current job: Head Connectivity | SIX Group Switzerland

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Maryse Benge

IE International MBA (2015)

• From: Canada
• Background: Bachelor of International Commerce
• Current job: Manager of Business Development | Warner Bros Entertainment Group of Companies

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Engineering

Luigi Maria Fierro

IE International MBA (2009)

• From: Italy
• Background: Bachelor of Engineering
• Current job: Global Head of HR Strategy and Transformation | ING

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Alberto De la Serna Climent

IE International MBA (2017)

• From: Spain
• Background: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
• Current job: Consultant | Boston Consolting Group

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Eric Jacques E. Druenne

IE International MBA (2018)

• From: Belgium
• Background: Engineering Degree (BSc), Applied Mathematics
• Current job: M&A Business Developer - Investments and Partnerships | Engie

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Giovanni Maglia

IE International MBA (2011)

• From: Italy
• Background: Bachelor of Telecommunication Engineering
• Current job: Head of Group Business Continuity and Resilience | UniCredit SpA

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Thibaut de Hollain

IE International MBA (2011)

• From: Belgium
• Background: Master in Engineering
• Current job: Director | Simon-Kucher & Partners

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Adrian Hilti

IE International MBA (2006)

• From: Switzerland
• Background: Master of Science in Microengineering
• Current job: Co- founder & CEO | Red or Blue Labs - InnoSuisse - Busuu

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Arjun Mallik

IE International MBA (2007)

• From: India
• Background: Bachelor of Arts in Economics
• Current job: Managing Director, East Africa & CEO of Prudential Uganda | Prudential Africa

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Amuda Goueli

IE International MBA (2011)

• From: Egypt
• Background: Bachelor in Engineering
• Current job: CEO | Destinia

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Georgy Rahayel

IE International MBA (2017)

• From: Lebanon
• Background: Bachelor of Engineering
• Current job: Co-Founder / Partner Relationship Manager | Binary Analytics & Le Joyau d’Olive

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Andrew Robert Bonfiglio

IE International MBA (2009)

• From: USA
• Background: Bachelor in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering
• Current job: Co-founder and Partner | Emzingo

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Maria Jose Benavente

IE International MBA (2017)

• From: Chile
• Background: Bachelor of Engineering
• Current job: Business Leader Gillette & Oral Care | P&G

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Bernardo Martinez Fernandez

IE International MBA (2013)

• From: Spain
• Background: Bachelor in Industrial Engineering
• Current job: Senior Manager - Prime Now Spain & Italy | Amazon

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Sciences

Beatrice Murage

IE International MBA (2016)

• From: Kenya
• Background: Bachelor in Human Medicine & Human Surgery
• Current job: Senior Scientist & Project Manager | Philips Research and Innovation

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Ahmed Nour Eldin

IE International MBA (2014)

• From: Egipt
• Background: Bachelor's Degree Pharmaceutical Science
• Current job: Brand Manager BioMedicines (Forteo Osteoprosis, NS & Rheumatoid Artheritis ) North East Africa | Eli Lilly and Company

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Ruddy Racon

IE International MBA (2009)

• From: France
• Background: Bachelor degree in mathemathics
• Current job: Technologies Project Management | EDF Insular Energy Systems

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Celine Salman Blaschke

IE International MBA (2013)

• From: Lebannon & USA
• Background: B.S. in Architecture
• Current job: Director, Design & Technical Services - Luxury, MEA | AccorHotels

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Maya Helbaouui

IE International MBA (2011)

• From: Lebanon
• Background: Doctorate in Pharmacy
• Current job: Public Affairs Lead, Middle East | Roche

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Anastasia Valerievna McVicker

IE International MBA (2014)

• From: USA
• Background: Bachelor of Science in Biology, Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
• Current job: Senior Business Intelligence Analyst | Google

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Phelelani G. Nzuza

IE International MBA (2012)

• From: South Africa
• Background: Bachelor in Psychology
• Current job: Managing Director: Advisory | PKF Octagon

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Information & Technology

Akash Sharma

IE International MBA (2013)

• From: India
• Background: Bachelor in Technology and Computer Science
• Current job: General Manager Sales - Enterprise FSS Accounts | IBM

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Georgine Roesle

IE International MBA (2012)

• From: Switzerland
• Background: B.A. Economics, Business Administration & Information Technology
• Current job: Managing Director, Head B2B Technology Solutions at Sygnum

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Mpendulo Ngwenya

IE International MBA (2016)

• From: South Africa
• Background: B.Sc Computer Science
• Current job: Manager Technology Advisory | Deloitte

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Ana Smirnova

IE International MBA (2011)

• From: USA
• Background: BS in Computer Science
• Current job: Associate Director | Wayfair

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Abiola Osho

IE International MBA (2014)

• From: Nigeria
• Background: B.Sc Computer Science
• Current job: Investments Prof. | Africa Finance Corporation

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Ashish Dave

IE International MBA (2012)

• From: India
• Background: Bachelor of Information and Technology
• Current job: Head - India Venture Investments | Mirae Asset

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Aaron Cowper

IE International MBA (2011)

• From: Australia
• Background: Bachelor of Information Technology
• Current job: Founder & CEO | ShopGrok

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Samuel Kwahene

IE International MBA (2016)

• From: South Africa
• Background: Bachelor of Information and Technology
• Current job: Executive Manager: CEO Office | OneConnect Technologies

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Social Sciences & Humanities

Rebecca Brooks

IE International MBA (2016)

• From: USA
• Background: Bachelor in International Relations and Spanish
• Current job: VP Latam Digital Onboarding Product Manager | Citi Bank

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Ken Ijichi

IE International MBA (2018)

• From: Japan
• Background: B.A. in International Liberal Studies
• Current job: Associate Investment Officer | International Finance Corporation

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Christopher Fuchs

IE International MBA (2004)

• From: USA
• Background: Bachelor in Psychology
• Current job: Founder | Urban Gourmet (Honest Greens)

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Valentina Rolla

IE International MBA (2012)

• From: Italy
• Background: Bachelor of Literature
• Current job: Co-Founder & CFO | The Wand Solutions & Kurasana

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Ayaka Forasté

IE International MBA (2014)

• From: Spain / Japan
• Background: Bachelor in Political Science
• Current job: Head of Commercial, Spain | Klarna Bank AB

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Lolita Taub

IE International MBA (2017)

• From: USA
• Background: Bachelor in International Relations
• Current job: Chief of Staff | Catalyte

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Leticia Mendonça Costa

IE International MBA (2018)

• From: Brazil
• Background: Bachelor in International Relations and Affairs
• Current job: Account Executive Enterprise | LinkedIn

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Vasundhara Mudgil

IE International MBA (2014)

• From: India
• Background: Bachelor in Sociology; Diploma in Public Relations
• Current job: Head of PR & Communications India | Spotify

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Wassim Berro

IE International MBA (2017)

• From: Lebanon
• Background: Bachelor of Social Science in Politics and IR
• Current job: Social Investment Manager & Founder of Hangry | Shell

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Serena Barberis

IE International MBA (2013)

• From: Italy
• Background: BA International and Diplomatic Sciences
• Current job: Administrative Coordinator | International Committee of the Red Cross

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Law

Adrienn Esztervari

IE International MBA (2011)

• From: Hungary
• Background: JD, Law and political sciences
• Current job: Legal Counsel | Vodafone

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Hiroki Ise

IE International MBA (2018)

• From: Japan
• Background: Bachelor in Law
• Current job: Chief, Strategic Planning Office, Industrial Systems Division | Panasonic

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Teresa Boeselager

IE International MBA (2016)

• From: Germany
• Background: 1st & 2nd State Examinations in Law
• Current job: Head of International Operations | Mytaxi

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Armando Belchior Nunes

IE International MBA (2013)

• From: Portugal
• Background: Bachelor in Law
• Current job: Contracts Director - Latin America and Caribbean | Airbus

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Yui Hamasaki

IE International MBA (2012)

• From: Japan
• Background: Bachelor in Law
• Current job: Board Member & CFO | Hacobu Inc.

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Alexandra Iliadis

IE International MBA (2011)

• From: Germany / Switzerland
• Background: Master in Corporate Law
• Current job: Head of Sales | Amius Group

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Arts and Design

Karla La Gant

IE International MBA (2014)

• From: Panama
• Background: Bachelor of Arts
• Current job: Franchise Manager, Immunology | The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

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Alissa Warne

IE International MBA (2018)

• From: Australia
• Background: Bachelor of Arts
• Current job: Digital Communications Manager | Microsoft

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CECILIA RODRIGUEZ ALCALÁ

IE International MBA (2014)

• From: Paraguay
• Background: Bachelor of Liberal Arts
• Current job: Senior Advisor for Social Policy & Innovation | Ministerio de Hacienda Paraguay

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LIANNE DEHAYE

IE International MBA (2011)

• From: Philipines
• Background: BA in Fine Arts, Major in Advertising Arts
• Current job: Activation Manager, APAC-Creative Shop | Facebook

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Arielle Maya Krieger

IE International MBA (2015)

• From: USA
• Background: Bachelor of Arts and Communications
• Current job: Director Of Sales Marketing - Tennis - Talent Management Division | Octagon

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SABINA IMAN

IE International MBA (2018)

• From: Azerbayan
• Background: Bachelor of Liberal Arts
• Current job: Strategy Director | Demtech

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Henrik Sehnert

IE International MBA (2014)

• From: Germany
• Background: Bachelor in Music and Art Management
• Current job: Project Leader | Boston Consulting Group

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Katie Monteith

IE International MBA (2013)

• From: Canada
• Background: Bachelor in Design
• Current job: Director of Customer Experience | PWC

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Work groups during the PROGRAM

To get an idea of this type of diversity, here’s a sneak peak of a typical workgroup you might encounter during the program:
Profile - Pier Spinazze Andrea Pier Spinazze Andrea

South African

Profile - Sherif Seif El Nasr Sherif Seif El Nasr

Egyptian/Canadian

Profile - Celine Salman Celine Salman

American/Lebanese

Profile - Amalia Carvajal Sardi Amalia Carvajal Sardi

Italian/Colombian

Profile - Nir Hindi Nir Hindi

Israel

Profile - Sarah North Sarah North

American