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IE University experts among the top 100 Spanish Economic Leaders for Tomorrow on the Choiseul Institute ranking


Manuel Muñiz, Jaime de Aguinaga, Idoia Ortiz de Artiñano and Diego Rubio ranked among the top 100 Spanish Economic Leaders on the Choiseul Institute ranking. Ranking reflects leading Spanish professionals aged under 42.

Four experts from IE School of Global and Public Affairs have been included among the 100 top Spanish leaders by the Choiseul Institute, an independent think tank positioned as the international benchmark in identifying and supporting young talent.

Manuel Muñiz, who occupies the tenth place in the ranking, is the Dean of the School of Global and Public Affairs at IE University and Rafael del Pino Professor of Practice of Global Transformation. He is also the Founding Director of IE’s Center for the Governance of Change, an institution dedicated to studying the challenges posed by accelerated societal and technological transformation to the public and private sectors. Dr. Muñiz’s research interests fall within the fields of innovation and disruption, political economy, and regional and global governance.

“At IE School of Global and Public Affairs we are committed to training the next generation of global leaders. We believe that this is a team effort and that in order to achieve our goal we need to build a truly talented faculty and management team. We are, therefore, thrilled to see the Choiseul Institute recognizing the leadership capacity of our team. I am particularly happy to see three colleagues join this prestigious list”, highlighted Manuel Muñiz.

“It is essential that companies reinforce their focus on the customer to grow in a sustainable and responsible way.”

Jaime de Aguinaga García —in 32nd place in the ranking— is the Vice Dean for Management and Development at IE School of Global and Public Affairs and has over 16 years of experience in management and strategic analysis. Before joining IE, Jaime was the Deputy Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in several countries and also worked for the World Bank, the Government of Spain, an international NGO and the private sector. He holds a Master in Public Administration and International Development from Harvard University, where he obtained the Raymond Vernon Award (best student prize), and a BEng+MEng in Civil Engineering with Magna Cum Laude. He has also been honored with a NATO medal and a national prize for solidarity.

Idoia Ortiz de Artiñano —in 90th place in the ranking— is the Managing Director of the PublicTech Lab at IE University and has more than 12 years of professional experience, working on government affairs, international development and public innovation in countries such as Uruguay, Bolivia, Guatemala, Spain and the United States. Previously, she worked as the Principal Advisor to the Secretary of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). She holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, a Master’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and a JD from the Universidad de Comillas (ICADE).

Diego Rubio —in 94th place in the ranking— is the Professor of Practice of Applied History and Governance of IE School of Global & Public Affairs and the Executive Director of IE Center for the Governance of Change, where he leads research on policy and emerging tech. Diego has advised a number of international organizations and his work has been featured in BBC World, El País, and TVE. He holds a PhD from the University of Oxford and a Master from the École Normale Supérieure de Lettres et Sciences Humaines. He has received several distinctions and awards, including the British-Spanish Society Prize and the First National Award for Excellent Academic Performance from the Spanish Ministry of Education for graduating with the highest GPA of his national cohort.


See full list of this years ranking.