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Madrid Executive MBA EMBAssadors

Our EMBAssadors, are the best example of the impact that IESE has on society and business alike. The program aims to emphasize the quality of our program participants and in turn, our alumni.

Meet our EMBAssadors

Raúl Aguilera

Account Manager

EMBA 2018


My IESE EMBA journey hasn’t just given me the tools to broaden my professional horizons, It has helped me to understand the importance of company values and their impact on society.

Javier de la Puente

Enterprise Account Manager

EMBA 2019


Thanks to the two-year immersion across diverse areas of the company and my classmates and professors’ shared experiences, I gained a different approach to professional challenges.

Julia de Pedro

Head of Strategy & Innovation

EMBA 2017


The EMBA has given me wings to think beyond limitations and allowed me the freedom to choose the job, sector and company I want to develop in. I feel like I’ve created an iceberg, something solid that will always be there to rely on when faced with professional problems. My sense of duty to create wealth and leave a lasting impact on the world has also been enhanced by the EMBA. It’s been a transforming life experience.

Elio Díaz

Marketing & Business Development Director

EMBA 2016


The EMBA has changed my approach to business problems and decision making. I’m now taking a much more holistic perspective. It’s accelerated my professional experience equivalent to several years of senior positions. This is a learning process brought about by many case discussions with prestigious top-level professors, colleagues with diverse profiles and excellent professional backgrounds and well prepared sessions to facilitate the discussion. This can’t be acquired through theoretical classes. The EMBA has an impact on your life and career that never ends – at least in my case. I continue to use both hard skills and soft skills acquired during the EMBA. Not to mention, being part of the IESE community has given me access to a wide network when I needed it. The EMBA has been undoubtedly one of the best decisions I have made professionally and personally. Now that I have a broader perspective over time (5 years since I finished), I can say that the investment of time, effort and money has completely paid off.

Elías Domingo

Director de comunicación y marca

EMBA 2019


A completely different way of approaching the company and the business world, but above all, life. Undertaking the EMBA in an institution like IESE provides you with the tools you need to really live your life the way you want to. Whatever that may be.

Jacobo Domínguez-Blanco

Vice President Operations & Customer Experience

EMBA 2018


The EMBA has given me perspective in three different areas. Firstly, the tools, skills, knowledge and so forth for decision making on a daily basis. Secondly, in knowing how to identify good practices in other sectors and then apply them to mine. The third and most important, is to take the human aspect into account for every decision.

Nacho Elosua

Senior Business Development Specialist

EMBA 2019


On a professional level, with the EMBA I’ve acquired new academic knowledge in a multitude of business areas – which I was lacking from my engineering studies. Most of all, it’s given me a unique practical learning experience. No other school offers the same setting: applying theory to real companies’ business problems up close and personal with other professionals from diverse backgrounds and sectors using the case method. It’s provided me with a global vision of the company which has helped me to manage and understand the different areas of the company, making decisions taking them all into account for the best results. My profile is sales and business, so the EMBA has strengthened my position and profile as I can now analyze and build more complex sales strategies. I also have a better understanding of my clients needs and this improves results. Deciding to do the IESE EMBA is always going to be a good decision!

Antonio Fernández-Montells

CFO – Director Financiero

EMBA 2016


Knowledge, networking and improvement of my managerial skills. Above all, a sense of belonging to an institution and values I’m very proud to be part of and share.

Fernando Andrada-Vanderwilde

Strategy and M&A Manager

EMBA 2019


My executive MBA meant a complete game changer in my professional career. Upon finishing my course, I went through a period of interviews with different companies with my modified personal value proposition that now included my experience at IESE. As I went on with this screening process to choose where to continue my career, I begun to cash out yields from all the knowledge acquired during my two years at IESE. Not only that, the big network of friends and almost family that you build during this time becomes your most valuable ally. Now that I have been for over a year and a half at my new company I can surely tell you that there is not one single day that goes past in which I haven’t been able to apply to my day to day activities all the things I learnt during my EMBA.

Tamer Boutros

Finance Renewables

EMBA 2020


Being part of such an amazing program with one of the most important institutions in the world has provided me with the profile needed to be able to aspire to higher positions in my company. The program gives you a much broader vision of a company’s organization, so it allows you to contribute with much more value than just carrying out the functions of your position. This ability is what is required to be a good manager and what companies look for. This has allowed me to be much more employable and especially in positions that were previously much more difficult to aspire to. The Case methodology offers you a wide range of tools to face the complexity of the problems you encounter on your day-to-day becoming a reference when it comes to proposing alternatives inside the company. I would also highlight the fact of having as friends and colleagues more than 50 people scattered throughout various sectors and companies with positions of increasing importance. Finally, I would highlight the importance that the Institution and the Program give to humility as a starting point to grow professionally in an orderly manner.

Álvaro López-Barahona

Senior Associate

EMBA 2020


If I had to summarize my experience in the Executive MBA I would say that the EMBA was one of the best decisions I have ever made and one of the most important journeys of my life. In my case the three main outcomes after the program are: brilliant colleagues with solid values, deep knowledge and powerful skills of a wide range of areas and personal growth.

Marisa Pardo


EMBA 2018


The EMBA has been one of the most transformative experiences of my life. It helped me learn to approach problems in a more holistic way and to think more strategically, gaining adaptability and speed in solving problems. It also helped me to work with different profiles, which have helped me a lot in leadership and management of new projects at BBVA.

Giacomo Cattoni

CMI Lead

EMBA 2019


The Executive MBA at IESE helped me broaden my managerial skills and to face, through the case method, a large variety of business problems. This helped me step up in my managerial role, embracing more responsibilities, and to be able to make a career switch into another industry.

Lorenzo Dávila

Socio Director

EMBA 2017


The EMBA revolutionised my professional career. I started off with the objective of getting the tools to go into capital risk where I was working. By the end of it I’d quit my job and launched my own project! It’s hard to understand my transformational career move without taking into account exactly what the IESE EMBA meant for me – truly revolutionary!

Jean-Baptiste Retif

Business Development

EMBA 2015


The EMBA has allowed me to give me more meaning to my work. My job didn’t change so much as the way I approached it and the responsibilities I took on during a takeover with strategic changes.

Alberto Baselga

Chief information office

EMBA 2020


Unique life lessons, new and clearer world vision, personal and professional growth, and friends for life.

Ignacio Zotes

Senior Proposals Leader

EMBA 2017


On the one hand, the EMBA has shown me a broader and more detailed vision of the real working of a company, as well as everyone involved. On the other hand, the EMBA has provided me with a series of tools that allow me to accelerate my professional development. All this, added to the experience I have accumulated during my years of professional life, is allowing me to find new opportunities to progress and manage my career in a much more independent and efficient way.

Elena Ximénez

Head of Management Control

EMBA 2020


The EMBA was a transformative journey and the opportunity to take a career leap. It gave me perspective, I discovered other sectors where I found the example of incredible professionals and the value of their experience. With the case method I learned to build competencies and strengthen my personal values, to understand the relevance of people in all business issues. The EMBA taught me to face new projects and to gauge how far I am capable of going, feeling supported and at the same time challenged to do my best by my colleagues and professors.

Andrea Veiga

Data analytics Lead Endesa Energía

EMBA 2019


The EMBA was a turning point for me. My time at IESE allowed me to complement my technical knowledge with essential soft skills which were key to developing my professional career and gave me a transversal vision of the entire company. It helps me on a daily basis to ask the right questions, to analyze problems from many different perspectives and to make more solid decisions. It also gave me brilliant colleagues from whom I continue to learn every day. Without hesitation, I would definitely do the IESE EMBA again.

Sergio Subero

Strategy Manager

EMBA 2020


With IESE’s EMBA, I have learned to approach problems from a different point of view than before, to remember the value of people management and to understand the importance of knowing oneself in order to continue growing and to be able to create an impact on each of the goals you set for yourself in life.

Ismael Soto


EMBA 2019


To take a global perspective of life, in understanding as well as in your relationships with others and decision making – in both your professional and personal life. A vital change.

Rebeca Sanz Barriuso

Growth and Revenue Director

EMBA 2017


The EMBA has been a transformational experience that helped me become who I was meant to be. I became more self-aware; it widened my world, helping me develop a broad range of new skills that I wasn’t even aware of. I realized that a transformational EMBA experience takes (a lot of) effort. But it’s one that pays off. It gets you primed to excel!

Victor Sans

Area Sales Manager

EMBA 2019


The EMBA has been a before and after in my life. Professionally, I have enhanced my soft-skills and I have acquired knowledge about business that I did not have as an engineer. On the personal front, I believe that I have matured and grown personally, and I have forged great, lifelong friendships. I believe that without the EMBA I would not be prepared for the position I am in today.

Javier Sánchez

Account Strategy Manager

EMBA 2017


Gonzalo Sánchez

Chief Executive Officer

EMBA 2015


The IESE Executive MBA is a combination of: growth, effort, fun, challenge, depth, surprise and friendship. it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. It’s one of those rare experiences that gives you back abundantly what you put into it: a lot of effort = exponential growth. It’s the ecosystem that allows you in only 20 months to acquire many years of personal and professional maturity. In short, it is the right decision if you are willing to reassess your way of understanding the company, leadership and collaboration to gain a new outlook of the world, your capabilities and the mark you want make with your career.

Borja Salgado

M&A and Business Development Manager

EMBA 2018


The EMBA has brought about a change in the way I look at things. How to approach the same situation from various perspectives, helping me to understand the impact our decisions have on people, companies and society.

Jorge Salazar

Regional Manager

EMBA 2018


The EMBA has taught me to lead in an efficient and humanistic way. It’s also d provided me with the self-knowledge of my capabilities which has allowed me to become the owner of my professional career.

Ignacio Sainz de Vicuña

Senior Manager

EMBA 2019


The ability to analyze, to see the bigger picture without getting lost in the details and my whole approach to my career.

Álvaro Sainz de los Terreros

Director General

EMBA 2020


The EMBA is an unbeatable life experience that in my case has defined my career. Just the fact of being admitted helped me to take an important leap in October 2018. In my new position I was fortunate to be able to put into practise almost week-by-week what I was learning in class – which has greatly influenced my understanding of the company and how to manage it. In addition to reinforcing my decision-making skills, undertaking such a demanding MBA while keeping up with the pace at work and at home makes you realize that you are capable of much more than you thought. The influence of this very characteristic aspect of the EMBA is not limited to oneself; the market, the alumni and of course your promotion (of top-level profiles) with whom you have shared all this effort, know what you are capable of, and that is a unique asset.

Miguel Roqueiro

Director General / Director de Inversores

EMBA 2015


In my case, the EMBA went against the grain of all my previous training! I was a bond “ultra-specialist” after years of training to obtain my: CFA (Investment), FRM (Financial Risks) and CQF (Quantitative Finance) certificate. I decided to take a step back to get perspective. A more general perspective of business, management and the world. I did this because it’s my nature to learn and seek out new challenges. That’s why when I finished the EMBA the chance to lead the opening of my current company, Acacia Inversion, came about. Over the last 5 years the EMBA teachings have helped along the way: people management, marketing, business plans… I’m aware that it’s not always been a direct reference, but rather like when you learn how to ride a bike, you’ve internalised automatic responses and they come naturally.

Carlos Rodríguez

Director Gerente

EMBA 2016


It’s hard to explain what the EMBA has contributed to our careers. It’s given us the opportunity to put ourselves in the skin of a multitude of professionals from diverse positions and business problems, analysing and experiencing them as if they were our own. This has given us professional experience and maturity that would be almost impossible to obtain any other way. Nor can we ignore the values instilled upon us during the program. Rigour, a culture of effort, the coherence, the importance of people. All of this and more makes the EMBA the experience of a life-time that every single alumni takes with them forever.

Fernando Rico


EMBA 2018


Proud of IESE. Thanks to the EMBA and my classmates, I’ve acquired the abilities and knowledge to better serve my team and have a greater impact on my company.

Marc Puig

Program Transformation / PMO

EMBA 2018


A competitive advantage professionally and personally with the EMBA’s teachings. Knowledge, skills such as resilience, effort, commitment and an immense network of contacts along with a deeper understanding of IESE’s values.

Rodrigo Pinedo

Chief communications officer and Spokeman-

EMBA 2019


From the first class the EMBA made me rethink my decision making process. As Head of the Archbishopric’s Communications Department the EMBA posed two key questions for me: why was I making decisions? And would I be able to make other decisions? It improved how I managed my team, prepared me for negotiations with excellent tools and gave me the framework to see the bigger picture and finer details – without getting lost along the way. At the same time, it’s prepared me for new challenges that have come up, like dealing with governing bodies of other entities. It’s also increased my network immensely and diversely, giving me more perspectives to draw from.

Reyes Pardo

Directora de Aprovisionamientos

EMBA 2014


It’s made me a better professional by teaching me how to seek alternatives and different solutions. Keeping an open mind when analysing and solving problems. It’s also given me a stronger sense of professional ethics and the way I communicate and react to people management and internal customer management issues.

Fernando Olalla

Director General Financiero & Adjunto a Presidencia

EMBA 2019


The EMBA is a transformative professional and personal experience. During the two years you develop and perfect the tools you need for professional decision making. You learn to always take into account every aspect, based on a thorough analysis of the situation, adhering to professional ethics and values. The EMBA gives you a holistic view of the company, helping you to add value wherever you go. What you learn from the professors and above all from your peers from different nationalities and industries is unique. Undoubtedly, an experience I’d recommend 100%.

Cristina Ortega

Senior Manager

EMBA 2019


Thanks to the EMBA and the great team that makes it possible, I have a new, unbiased, holistic perspective on business problems and situations to base decisions on. It’s also increased by ability to reach my goals through improving how I prioritise – both professionally and personally. Last but by no means least, it’s allowed me from day one to learn from the great professionals who have also become lifelong friends along the way and have led by their shining personal and professional examples.

Beatriz Olabarría

Directora Advisory & Transaction Services

EMBA 2017


The EMBA has given me a fundamental pillar in my life: security. Now I know that I have the tools I need in my professional life to take on any challenge, solve any problem, and confident decision making.

Catarina Gomes Mota

Commercial Director

EMBA 2019


Although it was challenging to conciliate the professional, personal and academic life, doing the Executive MBA in IESE it was a remarkable experience. The well structured and cutting edge curriculum, the outstanding group of professors and the astonishing quality of my class, contributed to extraordinary learning journey with a meaningful impact in my personal and professional life. I had the opportunity to improve both technical and soft skills, but I would highlight as areas of change, a more effective time management, an increased ability to motivate and lead people and a strong capacity of structuring action plans aimed to respond to different issues and challenges.

Eduardo Moreira

Global Director

EMBA 2020


EMBA has given me knowledge, self-confidence, fantastic classmates and friends, as well as a great institution where I feel at home amongst its professors and highly trained staff. However, what separates IESE from other school, is the values and the determination we all have to change the world for the better. There is nothing that can keep us from this common goal.

Carolina Melo

Legal Counsel / Business Development-

EMBA 2019


Sergio Martin

Record To Report – Global Manager

EMBA 2015


The program gives you a 360-degree vision of the company, professors’ guidance and learning from classmates’ experience. It’s a top program that demands and forces you to give your best each and very day at work and in class. It’s given me self-confidence. Not only confidence knowing I’m able to take my place at the directors’ table and contribute on any business-related subject, but confidence in the knowledge that I can face any challenge if I work hard and to to the best of my abilities. The human perspective which is prevalent throughout the two years of the EMBA has also made be a better professional. Hard work, humility, ethics and respect combine to achieve good results. All of which, in my opinion, are essential components of a good professional – one who doesn’t just deliver good results, but does so contributing with their values and serving the society that they work in. Finally, IESE ha given me a global fraternity. I came to Peru alone and with the support of the entire alumni chapter became established and settled in the country. They made my experience, especially the first few weeks, much friendlier. As an IESE alumni you never feel alone.

Kennet Malmcrona

Head of LinkedIn Marketing Solutions, Israel and Spain

EMBA 2014


If I had to summarize my experience in the Executive MBA at @IESE Business School I’d say it helped me broaden my perspective on all the different areas and functions within a company.

Gerardo Lorenzo


EMBA 2019


In addition to being one of my greatest life experiences, overall, the EMBA is never ending lifelong learning journey and a great tool for professional and personal development.

José León

Business Operations Manager

EMBA 2019


Without a doubt, the EMBA has been a personal journey shared with great professionals. I’ve got to know myself better whilst enhancing my business skills. I’ve found it an accelerating process at a critical point in my career. I’d highlight the preparation when framing problems, learning to face decision making with certainty and confidence.

Yago Hernández

Information Technology Manager

EMBA 2015


Before the EMBA, I’d based by professional life on “how” we do things at work. The EMBA has broadened my vision to include “why” as well as our responsibility as to “what” we should do for our company. This has been transformational for me professionally. It’s allowed me to take on a leadership role and I’m constantly seeking to improve how we bring value to our customers. Thanks to the EMBA I’m always innovating, learning and doing great things. I am aware now that I’m building a better world – responsibly – and looking to the longterm.

Sergio Gutiérrez

Director Corporativo AgroBank

EMBA 2015


The EMBA is a unique experience that has changed me both personally and professionally. Personally, because you learn how to get the best out of yourself. You change your way of dealing with issues, gain motivation, new ambitions, and a broader vision of business and the company. This has all has helped me to grow professionally in very important ways. Most of all, the EMBA journey has no end. IESE faculty and the Alumni are always at your disposal for whatever you need. The best decision I could have ever made!

Arturo Gracián

B2B & International Director

EMBA 2019


A better understanding of the ecosystem. I was finance focused beforehand. Over the two years, the cases helped me acquire the business knowledge and background for good decision making. It’s funny because I wasn’t even aware of my narrow-mindedness until I walked out the door on the last day and realized that everything has changed.

Claudia Gonzalez

Global Financial Advisory FIG Chief of Staff

EMBA 2018


The EMBA helped me to grow professionally and personally. I’m more confident and aware of my abilities. I was fortunate enough to share my experience with a very talented and diverse group. We had outstanding professors who taught us that there is not always a right answer. You need to ask the right questions. They equipped us to be better leaders and make better decisions.

Klaus R. Gaebelt

Adjunto Director Comercial

EMBA 2013


What the IESE EMBA learning takeaways have adapted to each new challenge I face. It’s given me the vital tools needed to move forward in every step of my professional career.

Gonzalo Fernández-Turégano

Managing Director

EMBA 2015

https://es.linkedin.com/in/gonzalo-fern%C3%A1ndez-tur%C3%A9gano-a8b87988El EMBA me permitió completar mis conocimientos jurídicos para pasar de la asesoría jurídica del banco a diversas de negocio en primera línea con clientes. También me sirvió de gran ayuda para mejorar en estrategia, liderazgo, toma de decisiones y gestión de personas. Mi desarrollo profesional no hubiera sido posible sin el EMBA.

The EMBA gave me the business knowledge I needed to move from my bank’s back-office legal department to work with clients face-to-face in the front-line. It’s also improved my decision making, strategy, leadership and people management skills. The EMBA made my professional development possible.

Alberto Alegre

Relación con accionistas e inversores

EMBA 2017


Working closely with so many diverse case studies from other sectors has given me fresh hopes and dreams to aim for! I’ve come to realise the wide variety of professional opportunities the EMBA has brought. First class learning and a world of alumni who continue to surprise me on a daily basis. The EMBA helped me to take a double career leap from finance. I switched role and sector shortly after graduation. The biggest takeaway without a doubt are my classmates and teammate. I was fortunate to meet such an amazing group of people. This is the best career decision I’ve ever made and I get the feeling the journey has only just begun.

Yeray Alfageme

Project Leader

EMBA 2020


The EMBA has shattered the glass ceiling that existed for me a “technical” engineer. It gave me the business tools and global vision of the company I needed to transform into a manager. My profile is now multidisciplinary – backed up with my technical experience. Thanks to the EMBA others now see me as a manager and leader who comes up with strategical solutions that go beyond my technical background. A great boost for my professional career.

José Amer

Commercial Support Specialist

EMBA 2020


The EMBA has given me two main pillars to ensure decision making with an impact. I have acquired a broad range of management tools and knowledge whilst learning with exceptional team and class mates on more than 300 business cases (from marketing, finance, human behavior and operations). Most of all, has been my personal transformation. I know who I am now and have been given the tools – and habits – that are essential when facing all kinds of challenges.

Iñigo Ayerra


EMBA 2015


The EMBA has been a turning point in my career. In my role as a CEO, new and unchartered situations are par for the course. The EMBA gave me the full 360º perspective I needed of business and how a company functions to be able to discuss, negotiate and hone my decision making with internal and external interlocutors. In a way it also boosted my entrepreneurial self-esteem because I now have a sound vision and knowledge of every aspect of the company.

Silvia Beggio

Strategy & Transformation Happy Manager

EMBA 2017


Thanks to the program’s deep introspective self-analysis I have a greater awareness of my strengths and areas for improvement. The EMBA gave me hard business knowledge across all areas and and soft managing people techniques that increased my confidence and robustness in dealing with others in my organisation as well as managing people – and myself. I got the tools to improve my physical and mental stamina when facing, high pressure stressful and uncertain dynamics. The EMBA provided me with a network of professionals with the same vision and values of a manager’s mission and our impact on society. I know that I can rely on them to be there when I turn to them with problem – no matter what. The EMBA is a loud message and living proof my commitment to improving and growing as a manager and openness to new challenges.

Pablo Bros

Finance Business Partner

EMBA 2020


A new way of seeing things, of approaching problems and meeting people. All the effort and sacrifice are rewarded 100% in terms of personal and professional growth. Without a doubt there is a before and after. I’ve met some good friends along the way while developing academically and gaining the tools to help me face complicated decisions in life.

David Cano

Director General

EMBA 2017


Vision, focus and consistency. Growing in uncertain times requires having a global vision, selecting the goals on which to focus efforts and defining one’s own path. A path based on self-knowledge, guided by your values. My EMBA journey helped me to develop each of these aspects, acquiring new knowledge and skills, surrounded by exceptional professionals and people. A decisive, transforming experience.

Macarena Crespo

Terminal Financing Responsible

EMBA 2016


The EMBA has helped me to have a more global vision of the company, from Strategy to Operations, while also taking into account all the areas involved: Marketing, Finance, Innovation, Negotiation. Thanks to a contact I met during my EMBA journey I managed to change jobs from the Credit Risk Department at BBVA to Finance Strategy at ING. The EMBA made it possible to rise to this challenge, leaping out my comfort zone in the risk department and dive into a business-focused role. Since then, I have worked in Digital Experience at Banco Santander and I am currently Head of Terminal Financing at Orange Bank. None of these career would have been possible without the knowledge I acquired in the EMBA, the case method learning experience and my teammate and classmates’ contributions.

Álvaro Cuñado

Mobility Manager SW Europe

EMBA 2019


In my case, the EMBA at IESE has helped me overcome my fear of any situations that crop up in the professional realm and prepare myself for whatever challenges might come my way.

Guillermo De Gracia

Global Operations & Strategy Sr Manager

EMBA 2018


It has brought me clarity, a roadmap to understanding the milestones along my path and the realization of my objectives. It’s also been a unique journey of personal introspection for me.

Eduardo Sainz de los Terreros

Director Business Operationa Eurosport

EMBA 2020


The EMBA has meant a change in the way I approach the professional problems I face on a daily basis. It’s taught me to look at things in a different way, relying much more on complementary visions to my own, thereby reaching a much more global solution. I’ve also been able to see the value of the impact of some of my decisions on people, companies and society as a whole.

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