26
May

The Finance and Capital Markets Club had the pleasure of receiving Banco Santander at IE to discuss the changes in the banking industry post financial crisis.

After the financial crisis in 2008, financial institutions have been suffering drastic changes due to the regulatory adjustments within the industry.

In a constantly changing environment it is of strategic importance that banks adapt their businesses to higher capital requirements, low interest rates, the internet era and the new banking landscape. It is undeniable that keeping up with regulatory changes and responding to supervisory requests has been a challenge for European institutions, specially during the post crisis years. Santander, is a pioneer in the development of a specific unit to manage and implement projects of regulatory tenure.

Gianluca Vidili, Director of the Regulatory Projects Control and Coordination unit, explained how the financial crisis originated, how the market and regulators responded to the crisis and how Santander tackles the challenges of the new regulatory environment in order to focus on their main business goals.

It was a great pleasure to receive Gianluca Vidili, from Santander, at IE.

Agustina Carrasco

IE Finance and Capital Markets Club

25
May

Ricardo Mesquita
Director of Immersive Learning at IE
International MBA Class of 2007
From: Porto, Portugal

By recently joining the IE team, my purpose is to drive change through education, entrepreneurship and business innovation. I believe entrepreneurs, startups, educators, investors and organizations need an open, inspiring and cool space to gather, learn new skills, experiment and foster connections that they otherwise would not have found.

In the process, I love to set things up. I see myself as a lifelong learner that works passionately with multi-disciplinary teams, engaged in doing a great job through the power of initiative and collaborative effort, while finding solutions to complex problems that require a data driven approach, analytical skills, marketing expertise, commercial acumen and humor. Humor is serious business.

Today, I am deeply involved in the design and launch of the immersive learning initiative at IE using Bootcamps to meet the demands of a fast changing world of work.

The IE Bootcamps want to empower professionals and entrepreneurs with the digital skills to accelerate their future careers. This is the ultimate learning by doing experience. We will combine expert mentorship with a capstone project-based curriculum to help participants efficiently learn the skills they need to boost their careers and achieve their professional ambitions.

This immersive learning experience, developed within the lifelong learning vision of IE Exponential Learning, will first be launched in conjunction with HST, as the Data Science Bootcamp starting this fall.

Bootcamps have a significant amount of “open field” ahead, so we need to integrate the team that drives students to success and then build processes around what works to establish best practices, always keeping in mind that each student will make a serious commitment & investment by joining this challenge. We tend to say to those interested “if you put in the effort, we will bring in the rest”.

All this happens at IE. I keep in mind that the ie ecosystem is global and diverse, creating a collaborative work environment where hundreds of companies, entrepreneurs, freelancers, start-ups, educators and students come together to accelerate their businesses and careers. It´s great to be back in Madrid and become a part of this diversity of thought, as we walk this amazing learning journey together.

Bio: Former CEO of thelabmiami.com, Ricardo is a co-founder of Beta-i and ambassador of the accelerator lisbon-challenge.com, mentor at Startup Chile (2014/2015), and co-author of the book The Soul of Business​, a roadmap for entrepreneurs looking to set up shop in Portugal. Surfer aficionado and scuba diver, he’s passionate about the wilderness, cooking, building stuff, architecture, photography, music and vespa scooters. More about Ricardo: www.linkedin.com/in/ricardomesquita2016/

19
May

IE’s Gastronomy Club wants to provide the IE community with exceptional culinary experiences that are both educational and delicious. With the help of Campus Life and the Spanish Royal Academy of Gastronomy we invited Florencio Sanchidrián to campus. Mr. Sanchidrián is the world’s most renowned jamón cutter and was named global ambassador for jamón ibérico. He has pleased the palates of some of the world’s most powerful leaders and famous celebrities. Mr. Sanchidrián introduced the history of jamón ibérico de bellota, including how are pigs kept, fed with acorns and groomed, and how is one jamón different from the other.

An intrinsic element to Spanish gastronomy and life, ham or jamón is always present. No dinner, celebration or cocktail is complete without it. After his poetic and passionate speech about jamón, he proceeded to cut the leg, or paleta. It took him an hour and a half to do so. In just one of these massive legs you can find seven different flavors. They correspond to areas with the amount fat, a product of how the leg is hung down for years, the muscle and such. The ham is cut in thin slices, folded to preserve the smell and taste and may be given directly to the guest or served in plates.

The evening was an ode to jamón. After all, jamón’s purpose is to please our palates and help us celebrate life.

Ernesto Méndez Chiari
IE Gastronomy Club

18
May

Matan Mayer
Assistant Professor at IE School of Architecture and Design

Late in his life, Albert Einstein famously said: “Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem—in my opinion—to characterize our age”. This assessment is still very much relevant today, particularly in light of the rapid technological transformations that take shape around us constantly. Maintaining a focus on the larger goals of our profession and its service to society guides my teaching activities at IE, where I am a faculty member at the School of Architecture and Design. I teach the construction course sequence in the second year as well as design studios in the first and third years of the Bachelor of Architecture program. Additionally, over the past year I offered workshops in design thinking and structural optimization. I also serve as a the school’s Technology and Environment coordinator and co-chair the Fabrication Laboratory Steering Committee.

I moved to Segovia after almost a decade in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where I completed a doctoral degree and taught at Harvard University. IE’s emphasis on social sciences and entrepreneurship allows our school to offer a unique blend of design excellence and real-world implementation. This is what drew me to teach here.

Looking forward, I hope to assist in expanding the level of academic collaboration that already exists within the university and to explore new frontiers in both teaching and research.

Bio: Matan Mayer is a full-time faculty member at IE University School of Architecture and Design, where he teaches construction, technology and design courses. He holds a doctoral and masters research degrees from Harvard Graduate School of Design, as well as a BArch degree from Tel Aviv University. Matan’s research focuses on achieving life cycle innovation in the built environment through developments in manufacturing technology, assembly techniques, and digital design platforms. Prior to his role at IE, Matan was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, following a residency at the Harvard Innovation Lab Venture Incubation Program, as well as research fellowships at the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design at the University of Stuttgart, and the Composite Construction Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

11
May

AZ Capital – M&A talk, April 23rd 2017

Written on May 11, 2017 by Campus Life in Professional

The IE Finance & Capital Markets Club had the pleasure to host an event with AZ Capital a Madrid based Investment Banking boutique that provides financial advisory services in corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, IPOs, private placements, spin-offs, leveraged buyouts, capital increases and financial restructurings. So far, AZ Capital has completed more than 40 transactions in multiple sectors.  Javier Juliá and Elias del Campo introduced us to the company, shared valuable experience about the type of deals they have been executing and spoke about career paths in Investment Banking. We take the opportunity to thank both of them for taking the time to bring us closer to the world of Investment Banking.

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