Agenda Alumni Forum 2016

Morning: Class Reunions

2.00 PM - 3.00 PM

Registration begins at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Palco Presidencial entrance.

3.00 PM

Opening Remarks by Santiago Íñiguez, Dean of IE Business School and President of IE University, Julia Sanchez, Head of IE Global Alumni Relations and Fernando Barnuevo,President of IE Alumni Association.

3.15 PM

Setting the tone: “Challenging Success”. Julia Sanchez, Head of IE Global Alumni Relations.

3.20 PM

Keynote Speaker Peter D. Sutherland: “Migration – Challenge of our times”. Moderated by Guillermo de la Dehesa.



Economic Journalism Awards: “Internationalization of Businesses”.


Panel “Addressing Global Challenges”: Sean McManus, prior Director of Programmes at The Economist; Martin Thomsen, General Manager of BP Turkey and IE EMBA Alum; Spencer Abbot, White House Department of State Fellow and IE EMBA Alum; Gayle Allard, IE Professor of Managerial Economics; Moderated by Eithne Treanor, Founder & Managing Director of ETreanor Media.


Speed Networking Activity


Keynote Speaker: Esteban Granero, Real Sociedad soccer player. “Talents and Irrational Determination”.


Keynote speaker: Yousef Touqan Touqan, Vice President Marketing & Analytics at Careem and prior CIO of Leo Burnett MEA. “The Richest Man in the World?”.


Keynote Speaker: Helen Y. Hayes, Finance professional & advisor, prior Managing Director at Janus Capital. Seeing the Whole Picture


Coffee Break


Breakout Sessions:

  1. Speed Networking Activity → Confessions from Entrepreneurs about Success.
  2. Panel → Global Insights: Success & Learning from Challenges on the IE Front Line
  3. Panel → Women Inspiring Women: Beyond the Glass Ceiling
  4. Panel → Positive Leadership: Challenging Corporate Behaviors


Keynote Speaker: Ramon Martin, Head of Global Merchant Sales and Solutions at Visa and IE EMBA Alum. Title to be revealed soon


Video transmission: Linda Rotterberg, CEO and Founder of Endeavor. “Crazy rules for achieving success in an unstable world”.


Keynote Speaker: Hendrik Jordaan, CEO and Founder of One Thousand and One Voices. “Re-Defining How the World’s Leading Families, Together, Invest for Prosperity”.


EPIC Presentation and Awards. Alain Zimmermann, CEO of Baume & Mercier; Julia Sanchez, Head of IE Global Alumni Relations.

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9.20 PM

Closing Remarks by Julia Sanchez, Head of IE Global Alumni Relations.

9.30 PM

Closing Cocktail Dinner and Gin Mare Mediterranean Experience.


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