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Waya Quiviger


Waya Quiviger


Professor of Practice of Social Entrepreneurship


Master in International Relations


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Waya Quiviger first joined IE Business School as Managing Director of the International MBA program. From 2009 to 2018, she was the Executive Director of the Master in International Relations. She is currently a Professor of Practice and the Executive Director of the Transatlantic Relations Initiative at IE School of Global and Public Affairs. Waya is also the lead coordinator of the annual Transatlantic Conference in collaboration with the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Fundación Rafael del Pino. Waya Quiviger holds an M.Sc. in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics (LSE), a Master in International Management from the Ecole Des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University (CA).

Prior to joining IE, Waya worked for the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland as Manager of the Global Leaders for Tomorrow (GLTs), a community of outstanding young leaders, many of them social entrepreneurs. She has also consulted for the Women’s Forum and the Club de Madrid. Ms. Quiviger teaches Global Governance & International Organizations and Aid, Development and Social Entrepreneurship in the Bachelor in International Relations and in the Master in International Relations as well as various workshops and seminars on design thinking, social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the International MBA, Master in Management, and Master in Finance. She is the recipient of several awards for outstanding teaching. Waya’s research interests include social innovation, social entrepreneurship, design thinking, global governance, intergovernmental institutions and international relations.


  • Global Governance & International Organizations
  • Social Entrepreneurship at the base of the pyramid
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Development