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IE Portugal Club Madrid Chapter 2019 Activities

Written on July 9, 2019 by Campus Life in Geographic

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


Inspiring Leader Series

Written on July 1, 2019 by Campus Life in Geographic, Professional

Last Thursday 28th of June, the IE Colombian Club hosted a discussion panel on Inspiring Leaders with four amazing speakers: Natalia Bayona, the Leader of the Innovation and Digital Transformation Strategy of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). An IE Alumnus, She also organized the first South Summit Pacific Alliance, which connected the entrepreneurship ecosystem of Colombia, Chile, Mexico, and Peru; Sergio Cabrera, who has directed some of the most emblematic films and television series in Colombia in recent years, and has collected a great number of awards and recognitions – such as the 1st Prize of the Embassy of Spain in Colombia for the Best Artist of the Year; Juan David Aristizabal, founder and President of Los Zúper, a non-profit organization equipping young people with 21st century skills. Juan was Recognized in Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs” and was Co-Chair at the World Economic Forum in Davos; Nick van Dam, Chief Learning Officer of IE University, Nick has over 30 years of experience as a former partner and Chief Learning Officer at McKinsey & Company and has authored and coauthored more than 25 books.

The panel was moderated by Juliana Pereira, who is half-Colombian and currently the director of Campus Life. Juliana has 20 years of international professional experience in advertising, marketing and PR. She has lived in New York, London, and Spain, where she has worked for major brands such as BBDO, Gucci, BURBERRY and Tiffany & Co. The discussion focused on two main topics: Leadership models and Innovation. These topics were chosen because they represent two of IE’s core values, and speak to our strength as a community and institution. The speakers brought four unique perspectives on innovation from their different backgrounds and discoursed on the leadership required to bring about innovation and change. The main takeaways from the discussion gravitated around the importance of authenticity, growth mindset, resilience, and persistence as the prime competencies required today in leadership. It also focused on how important it is for professionals to have the ability to change and reinvent themselves in the Fourth Industrial Revolution era.

Lorena Giraldo


USA and Marketing Club Super Bowl event

Written on March 4, 2019 by Campus Life in Geographic, Professional

The Marketing and USA clubs worked together on a Super Bowl ad/halftime show viewing parting the week following the Super Bowl. We started the event with a happy hour and then watched the best ads from this year’s Super Bowl followed by the halftime show.

The event had about 40 attendees with a mix of people from the IMBA, MCMC, and MVD programs. Taste of America sponsored the event with snacks and a prize basket for the winner of the Super Bowl Commercial bingo game we created.


Discover Georgia

Written on February 20, 2019 by Campus Life in Geographic

On February 18th, the Young Ambassador of Georgia to the Kingdom of Spain on behalf of Georgia IE club, hosted an exhibition “Discover Georgia” in IE University student hub. The exhibition presented breathtaking photographs and videos of attractive destinations of various regions and ecosystems of Georgia, beautiful nature infused with cultural characteristics, essential facts and achievements about the country, Georgian national costumes of different centuries, very vividly reflecting the values of Georgian people, the cultural diversity and history of the country. The exhibition explored the living culture of three writing systems of the Georgian unique alphabet, which is interesting for its antiquity, diversity and original outline. Several entertaining activities took place on the event: the guests were able to participate in the writing contest, trying to write their names correctly in Georgian. The major contest, that took place twice throughout the event, was the online kahoot quiz about Georgia. In the activity, participants were asked to answer interesting multiple choice questions about Georgia and compete with each other on time and amount of correct answers. Winners of all contests received Georgian wine and Georgian-Spanish dictionaries.

Tamara Arveladze
IE Georgia Club Madrid Chapter


Super Bowl, USA Club

Written on February 5, 2019 by Campus Life in Geographic

The USA Club was happy to showcase Superbowl 53 at the Irish Rover Pub with fellow Americans and friends from all over the world. A 12:30 am game start time wasn’t enough to deter 70 attendees from enjoying the game, appetizers and drinks. Taste of America helped sponsor the event with a basket of USA snacks to gift as a prize to the winner of a fun prop bet game.

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