The stories

Meet IE University’s disruptors.

Kelsey Krach

“Allow yourself to fit into more than one box.” Kelsey Krach, a Product Manager in Baltimore, believes this is the key to her success as a disruptive designer in her industry.

Akhil Prasad

Now a Country Counsel for Boeing India, Akhil disrupts both the legal and business sectors by constantly challenging the norm to drive change.

Yuki Kanamori

Is technology taking over the workspace? Yuki believes we need to redefine the modern-day office environment, focusing on people rather than processes.

Ye Wu

Working for Neilsen in Shanghai, Ye uses her expertise in data to take AI to the next level.


Zadal’s founders, now integrated into Ecija, disrupt the legal industry by offering a unique approach to law, with a focus on entrepreneurship and technology.

Sara Barragan

Working for the World Health Organization, Sara uses her passion for international relations to tackle migration, changing lives and making a real difference in the world.

Jacqueline Williams

Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, Eleanor Roosevelt. Jacqueline Williams keeps her role models in mind as she constantly strives to save lives from natural and man-made disasters.

Adriano Savelli

“If you don’t have a dog, you hunt with a cat.” – Adriano Savelli, an MBA alumnus, shares a Brazilian idiom that he applies every day in his personal and professional life.

Cindy Wang

Is it possible to remain level-headed in a fast-paced, high-risk industry? Karim says it’s all about being present in the moment.

Katya Fadeeva

Working as one of the first interior designers in her country, she disrupts the interior design industry by creating spaces that inspire people.