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IE Portugal Club Madrid Chapter 2019 Activities

Club Fair
4th February 2019

The Portuguese flag was present at the Club Fair. The three coordinators, all MBA students, introduced the club activities to all visitors and collected valuable feedback to plan the mandate ahead. Also, it was an extremely valuable opportunity to connect both with other Portuguese students and IE staff members, and obviously to motivate them to join the events that the club is preparing for the next months.

Company visit – Gilead
19th February 2019
On the 19th of February, we had the pleasure to welcome Gilead a the IE Campus for a company presentation. Gilead is a research-based pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative medicines.

First, Maria Rio Presa, the General Manager for Spain, introduced the company and its values, explaining how they reflect in the company culture and on everyday work. She also made a reflection on her career and on the challenges faced by women in the workplace. Then, Luis Armenteros, Director of Marketing, followed by presenting an overview of his career path and the work he is conducting in Gilead. At last, Diogo Medina, Senior Manager, presented is work on the FOCUS program, which aims at increasing early diagnosis of HIV and Hepatitis.

At the end, participants had the opportunity of interacting with the speakers in an informal Q&A session. Questions included the profiles in which the company is interested, and the day-to-day activities of each one of the employees which were present.

This event was organized by the Portugal Club Madrid Chapter in collaboration with the IE Careers service.

Portuguese dinner
28 March 2019
The first Portuguese dinner of the year took place at the restaurant Madere, which serves several typical dishes of the Portuguese cuisine. This dinner was an opportunity to connect the Portuguese community at IE Business school.

Global Village
4th April 2019
The Portugal Club and its three coordinators were present at the Global Village. This was an excellent opportunity to showcase Portuguese food and culture to the IE community, and to network with fellow students and staff members. We had an assortment of the typical Portuguese sausages (farinheira, alheira and morcela) and pasteis de nata, one of the main sweet delicacies our country has to offer.

Sofia de Figueiredo Ribeiro

President of IE Portugal Madrid Chapter