EPIC

IE Global Alumni Relations launched EPIC, Extraordinary People Inspiring the IE Community, with the objective of sharing the stories of our outstanding alumni to inspire our network to pursue continuous learning and excellence.

Our EPIC alumni are accomplished leaders, entrepreneurs, and role models that show commitment to society and deliver exemplary work in their fields of knowledge throughout different stages of their lives in line with IE values taught in our Undergraduate and Master´s programs: Diversity, Social Innovation, Humanities and Entrepreneurship.

EPIC stands for Extraordinary People Inspiring the IE Community

During the IE Alumni Forum we hosted the 1st EPIC awards ceremony to honor 15 finalists (3 per EPIC category) and announce 5 winners (1 per EPIC category), all of whom were determined by the popular vote of our community.

EPIC Winners who received a personalized watch from our sponsor, Baume & Mercier:

Young and Ambitious Minds: Bianca Hutin; CEO & Founder, My Web’Art. MIM 2010.

Creators: Bernhard Niesner and Adrian Hilti; Co-Founders, busuu. IMBA 2008

Business Impact: Ramón Martín Melchor; Head of Global Merchant Sales and Solutions, VISA. EMBA 1991.

Women Inspiring Women: Maya Helbaoui; Communications Manager, Roche. IMBA 2012.

Human Success: Carlos Andres de Hart Pinto; Entrepreneur & Former Vice Minister for Business Development, Republic of Colombia. IMBA 2000.

IE Alumni Forum 2016

EPIC Finalists who received a recognition from IE Global Alumni Relations:

  • Young and Ambitious Minds
    • Alex Kazakov: CTO & Founder, Glownet. MIM 2013.
    • Bianca Hutin: CEO & Founder, My Web’Art. MIM 2010.
    • Jorge Schnura, Eiso Kant, Philip Von Have: Founders, Tyba. IEU BBA 2013.
  • Creators
    • Ana Ugidos: Owner & CEO, BTSA Biotecnologías Aplicadas. GSMP 2006.
    • Bernhard Niesner and Adrian Hilti: Co-Founders, busuu. IMBA 2008.
    • Murat Ünal: Founder & Executive Officer, SONEAN. DBA 2011 – ExLLM 2007.
  • Business Impact
    • Daniel Muñiz Quintanilla: Executive Vice President, Mining Division, Grupo México. MBA 2004.
    • Ramón Martín Melchor: Head of Global Merchant Sales and Solutions, VISA. EMBA 1991.
    • Roxana Hidan: Head of SME Business, OTP Bank Rumania. EMBA 2014.
  • Women Inspiring Women
    • Maya Helbaoui: Communications Manager, Roche. IMBA 2012.
    • Nabila Toubia Morcos: Owner & Managing Director, EN-CAPS Consult. GSMP 2008.
    • Yvonne Krywyj: Business Operations Manager, Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE). IMBA 2012.
  • Human Success
    • Adam Pervez: Chief Happiness Officer, HappinessPlunge.com. IMBA 2009.
    • Carlos Andres de Hart Pinto: Entrepreneur & Former Vice Minister for Business Development, Republic of Colombia. IMBA 2000.
    • Elisabet de los Pinos: CEO, Aura Biosciences. MBA 2003.