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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

Jean-Baptiste Retif

Directeur Commercial et Programmes

EMBA 2015

http://linkedin.com/in/jean-baptiste-retif-3941631a

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

https://www.linkedin.com/in/albertobaselga/

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

Ignacio Zotes

Senior Proposals Leader

EMBA 2017

http://www.linkedin.com/in/ignaciozl

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.

Raúl Aguilera

Manager Regional Sales South and East Europe

EMBA 2018

https://linkedin.com/in/raulaguilerasares

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.

Elio Díaz

Marketing & Business Development Director

EMBA 2016

https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliodiazron

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, Marketing y Digital

EMBA 2019

https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliasdomingo/

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

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobodominguezblanco/

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

Sales manager

EMBA 2019

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nachoelosua/

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!

Andrea Veiga

Data analytics Lead Endesa Energía

EMBA 2019

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreaveigasantiago/

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.

Ismael Soto

Director

EMBA 2019

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ismaelsoto/

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

Partnerships

EMBA 2017

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecasb/

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

Oil Free Spacialist & Distribution Manager

EMBA 2019

http://www.linkedin.com/in/sales-victor-sans

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

Head of Sales / Chief Sales Officer

EMBA 2017

https://www.linkedin.com/in/javiersaccountmanager

Ignacio Sainz de Vicuña

M&A strategy manager

EMBA 2019

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ignacio-sainz-de-vicu%C3%B1a-cabeza/

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

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alvaro-sainz-de-los-terreros

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.

Fernando Rico

Gerente

EMBA 2018

https://www.linkedin.com/in/fernando-rico-contreras/

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 Director

EMBA 2018

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-puig-verg%C3%A9s-6508a328/

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

Director de Comunicación

EMBA 2019

https://es.linkedin.com/in/rodrigopinedotexidor

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 Compras

EMBA 2014

https://www.linkedin.com/in/reyes-pardo-41763a20/

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.

Sergio Gutiérrez

Director Corporativo AgroBank

EMBA 2015

http://linkedin.com/in/sergiogutierrezponce

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

https://www.linkedin.com/in/arturo-gracian-fernandez/

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.

Klaus R. Gaebelt

Adjunto Director Comercial

EMBA 2013

https://www.linkedin.com/in/klausgaebeltieseretailnewbusinessdigitalinnovationagileintraentrepreunershipprojects/

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.

Alberto Alegre

Relación con accionistas e inversores

EMBA 2017

https://www.linkedin.com/in/albertoalegrejorda

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.

Iñigo Ayerra

CEO

EMBA 2015

http://www.linkedin.com/in/inigoayerra

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

Business strategy

EMBA 2017

https://www.linkedin.com/in/silvia-beggio-stategy-transformation/

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

Lead Business Controller

EMBA 2020

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pablo-bros-tejedor-27906254

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 Desarrollo Corporativo

EMBA 2017

https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidcanosanz/

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.

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