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As IE University’s Social Innovation Director and Academic Lead, Conchita works to promote a wide range of initiatives at the university. She is also a professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and actively participates on a number of academic and professional boards.
Andrew is a designer, innovation consultant and Design Thinking facilitator. He studied philosophy, political science, and the history of science and mathematics before becoming a creative director. Andrew has worked in his native New York and internationally as an art and creative director in multinationals and advising corporations on creativity, strategy, innovation processes, and Design Thinking. He also teaches the same as an Associate Professor at IE. Andrew is an innovation, design, and user advocacy officer with a handful of startups and tech development companies. He speaks and moderates at conferences and his voice has been featured in ads and audiobooks.
Professor Garralda is a strategy specialist, with a focus on Corporate Social Responsibility. Alongside his role at IE, Joaquin is actively involved with CSR, as well as the Ethics Commission in MicroBank’s Ethical Fund. He has also collaborated with the UN Global Compact’s Spanish Association, as well as Spainsif and Fundación Lealtad.
Peter is a global business thought leader on leadership and growth, innovation and marketing. He is a bestselling author, expert consultant and keynote speaker. Having trained as a nuclear physicist, he went on to work with brands including RedBull, Microsoft and Vodafone. Alongside his role at IE, he runs GeniusWorks and is a Thinkers50 Global Director.
Before joining IE Business School in 1990, Enrique completed his postdoctoral studies at Harvard Business School, following his MBA and PhD. As a researcher and advisor, he studies the effects of technological innovation on people, companies and society as a whole. In addition to his roles at IE, Enrique advises startups and companies and contributes to national and international media on issues related to technology.
Carlos García Suárez
Carlos combines a business professional an academic profile. At IE Business School he has been teaching on part time basis, since 2005, on subjects like Corporate Governance, Business Ethics, Stakeholder Management, Sustainability and the like.
In the business front, he is currently Division Director for Solar and Distributed Generation System at TYPSA, a large multinational consulting and design firm. He has helped to deploy energy projects all over the world, including the USA, México, Chile, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Rumania, Hungry, Madagascar, Burkina Faso, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Turmenistan, Australia and others. He has work for major energy investors and key multilateral institutions such as the World Bank, UE Commission, EIB and others. Prior to his engaged in Typsa, he was VicePresident for CH2MHill. This American multinational firm bought a 10-year-old consulting firm in Spain that Carlos and a partner had founded and manage successfully.
He has been invited to deliver courses and seminar on both energy and business sustainability iisues at several universities, including Alcala de Henares, Politecnica de Madrid, IAB Buenos Aires among others.
At the onset of his career Carlos spend two years at UC Berkeley under a scholarship by the Fulbright Program and late became a founding member for Spanish Fulbright Alumni Association. He has at Board of Directors of Tecniberia, the Spanish association for technical consulting and engineering firms.
• Division Director Solar and Distributed Generation, TYPSA, Spain, 2005-present
• Vice president, Europe Business Manager, CH2MHill, CH2MHill, Spain, 2000-2005
• Cofounder and Director, Environment, Transport & Planning, Spain, 1991-2000 (sold to CH2MHill)
• Marketing Director, Thomson Consumer Electronics, 1989-1991
• Previous experience includes EADS-Space Division, Eliop and Thomson
• He was a member of the Eureka Program Presidency while Spain was Chairman of the Program
• Adjunct Professor of Strategy. IE Business School, Spain, 1995-Present
• Adjunct Professor of Strategy, IE University, Spain, 2012-2014
• Fulbright Fellow, Postdoc., UC Berkeley 1983-1985
• Invited Professor, Universidad Internacional de la Rioja 2016-2018
• Invited Professor IAB Business School Buenos Aires, 2012
• Professor, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 1981-1982
• Director for Global Renewable Energy Executive Seminar, IE Business School 2013 & 2014
• Executive MBA, IE Business School, Madrid, 1990.
• Post-Doctoral Fellow UC Berkeley, 1983-85
• PhD Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. 1983
• MSc Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. 1981
• MS in Philosophy (in process)
“We have to see the world as entrepreneurs do: as an opportunity for growth.”
Peter Bryant practices what he preaches, finding opportunity everywhere he looks. Now acting as Professor of Entrepreneurship at IE Business School, he has extensive experience in venture capitalism and has orchestrated a number of successful IPOs and VC deals.
He previously served as a manager in the airline, banking, consulting and venture capital industries in Sydney, before going on to manage the commercialization of exciting new technologies at the University of Sydney.
Nowadays this unstoppable Australian is a professor of entrepreneurship at IE. Alongside his teaching responsibilities, he conducts valuable research into entrepreneurial management and strategy, exploring how entrepreneurship can drive industrial change and the evolution of organizational capabilities. His research has been published in major academic journals, as well as professional publications including the online editions of the Harvard Business Review and The Economist.
Kenneth is the Managing Partner at Medius Capital, a London-based venture builder focused on technology companies in Southern Europe. He has previously held full-time teaching positions in labor and employment law and human resource management at the Universidad Carlos III (Madrid) and Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (United Kingdom).