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Tapas Night!

Written on September 13, 2018 by Campus Life in Other Activities

The International Mobility department at IEU had the pleasure of closing the Fall 18 Intro Week for exchange students with the “Tapas Night” get-together, both in Madrid and Segovia campuses, this past Thursday – September 6th! The IM team was delighted to see more than 200 students in Madrid and more than 60 in the Segovia campus, enjoying tapas and networking with their appointed “amigo”.

Intro week for exchange students also included mandatory orientation sessions to familiarize students with IEU’s campus/academic environment and a “Culture Shock” workshop that provided tips on how to effortlessly adjust to the changes that come with moving to a new country.

The team would like to give a special thank you to their collaborators from SINEWS for holding the “Culture Shock” sessions and their colleagues from the Mentoring and Counseling department for making the Amigo Network a reality.

Exchange students coming to IEU are not only great ambassadors of their home countries/universities but also an important part of our diverse community, so please join us in welcoming them to the IEU family (even for one semester)!


Africa Day Business Conference

Written on July 16, 2018 by Campus Life in Other Activities

The here at IE Business School is a one day conference which is designed to address trending issues on the African continent and an opportunity for participants to meet and share insights with policymakers and industry leaders in the economy on future prospect of the continent and its relations with the rest of the world. The 2018 edition, themed – Opportunities and Challenges for sustainable intra-regional growth in Africa – held on the 25th of May explored the impact of slower growth in the developed world which makes Africa increasingly attractive, especially in the non-commodities industries, and the recent signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement which is proving particularly interesting to investors.

The keynote speaker at this year’s conference was Dr. Hippolyte Fofack, the Chief Economist and Director of Research & International Cooperation at African Export-Import Bank. He has also been responsible for the Macroeconomic and Growth Program at the World Bank Institute, the knowledge and research arm of the World Bank Group. This was followed by panel discussions on “Power and Infrastructure” and then “Trade and ICT” as priority areas relevant to the successful integration and prosperity of the continent and indicative strategies to stakeholders.

The event commenced with a welcome note by the IE Africa Club President – Ubong Inyang, which was followed by an opening address delivered by Professor Gonzalo Garland – Director of External Relations at IE. Professor Garland provided the audience with a summary of IE’s activities in Africa and its long term strategic plans to increase the African student representation at IE. We also had the President of the Spanish Club of Investors and Exporters – Antonio Bonet who spoke briefly about the activities of Spanish companies in Africa and the need to increase the level of partnership and trade with African countries.

The sessions were moderated by Professor Gayle Allard and Professor Grace Obado. Panelists included Mrs. Lynda Madu (MainOne Cable Company, Nigeria), Ammin Youssouf (Afrobytes, France), Dr. Lance Mambodiani Steward Bank, Zimbabwe), Dr. Andrew S. Nevin, PwC, West Africa), Mr Osaruyi Orobosa-Ogbeide (African Finance Corporation, Nigeria), Mr. Greg Nau (mPower A.G Switzerland), Ms. Paula Garcia (Siemens Gamesa, Spain), Mr. Juan Montes Garcia (Engie, France), Mr Phakamile Mainganya (IDC, South Africa).

The IE Africa Club wishes to express its profound gratitude to the IE Community and participants at this year’s conference for making out the time, effort and resources to contribute to the success of the IE Africa Day Business Conference. Your contributions and presence were indeed inspirational.



Written on July 16, 2018 by Campus Life in Other Activities

The IE Volleyball club was proud to send a team to represent IE at the IESE Spring Games in Barcelona this April.

After 2 grueling days of games, IE won the 2v2 Beach Volleyball tournament as well as the 6v6 Indoor Volleyball tournament!!

The team was supported and cheered on by the traveling IE crowd who made sure the team’s spirits were always high, especially in the two finals where IE was up against the hosts, IESE!

On the way to the final IE played and defeated ESADE, LBS and the B team from IESE.

The Volleyball club thanks everyone who came and tried out for the tournament as well as the IE Undergraduate Volleyball team who practiced with us before the tournament.

We look forward to defending the trophy at next year’s Spring Games!


IE Sailing Club Takes Lanzarote!

Written on June 19, 2018 by Campus Life in Other Activities

Who says you can’t create a sailing club in Madrid?

IE Masters program started a sailing club roughly ten years ago, and has been traveling and competing ever since! Having the IE community be extremely diverse culturally and professionally enables students to learn from each other in all aspects. More so, as a competitive sailor myself and a passion for the ocean I wanted to start a sailing club for the undergraduate program.

IE sailing club became the first club to become integrated with the masters, undergraduate and alumni programs. This provides an incredible opportunity for members to meet, network and sail with almost all ages and backgrounds.

A large number of MBA schools have a sailing club and host an annual sailing event such as Bocconi hosting the Rolex Cup in Portofino, Italy, London Business school in Athens, Greece, and last but not least IE University in Lanzarote, Canary Islands. All events consist a weekend of sailing, networking and partying in the unique location! The advantage of these regattas is that members from little to lots of experience can attend, which creates more of a learning and teaching experience for everyone.

The IE Sailing Club Winter Regatta has been hosting the event for six years now and this year we had 100 people attend from 11 different schools! Participants stayed at the four-star hotel Costa Calero in the heart of the volcanic island. The weekend consisted of two days of sailing following a pool party and a tasty dinner all provided by the sailing club.

Every year all club members attend up to five events per year all over Europe! In addition, we host practice events in El Pantano San Juan with other universities in Madrid. If you’re a sailor or simply have a connection with the ocean feel free to contact me or the IE Sailing club for more information because this is a unique club that always takes on new adventures!


2018 London Private Equity Trek.

Written on May 11, 2018 by Campus Life in Other Activities, Professional

On April 26th and 27th, the IE Private Equity and Venture Capital Club was hosting 10 current Master in Finance, Master in Advanced Finance and MBA students in London for the 2018 London Private Equity Trek.

The Private Equity club has arranged meetings with Aurelius, Bain & Company, Macquarie Capital, LCM Partners, XIO Group and Raine Group, in addition to meetings with KEA and PER two of the most prestigious private equity recruiting firms in London. The Private Equity club organizes two London Treks per year to present opportunities to current students. To be selected for the trip, there is an application and selection process to select the most talented candidates. This year’s class includes 10 candidates with eight nationalities who have or will work for various investment banks, consulting and asset management firms, such as JP Morgan, RBC Capital Markets, Edmond de Rothschild, Société Générale, SwissRe, Perron & Partners and other candidates are self-made entrepreneurs. Besides the office visits, the club was hosting networking drinks for the group, along with a group of alumni and prospective students in London.

Marvin Müller and Saber Rad, the current co-presidents of the private equity club, launched the first trip in fall of 2017. The new network opened selected student the opportunity to interview with private equity firms and for Saber to secure a position at a top 10 global investment bank: “The trip changed my perspective about world of Private Equity and I want to do anything I can to pursue a career in Private Equity, even if it means working 100+ hours a week at an investment bank to gain the necessary skills”.

The Private Equity Club strives to create a network for IE Business School students in London and build relationships with prestigious firms to create career opportunities upon graduation. The alumni network within the PE Club is strong, and some have joined firms such as BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, RBC Capital Markets, Macquarie, 3i Group, and many more.

Leopold Dumont, current MIF student, says: “This trip reinforced my willingness to work in the Private Equity Industry. It enabled to know more about the career path to follow in order to break into this ever-challenging industry”

Felix Herrneder, current MIAF student says: “The trip was a great opportunity to get in touch with a variety of people from the PE industry in London. The carefully selected set of companies we visited comprised classic PE funds along with a corporate VC fund, an infrastructure fund as well as the PE arm of a leading strategy consultancy and a headhunter focused on PE recruiting. Hence, the trip did not only extend my network, it gave me also a better understanding of how the PE market works.”

This is neither the first, nor the last event of the club. Previous events included e.g. a LBO modeling workshops, the 1st prize in the LSE alternative investment conference in London, joining the Wharton Buyout Competition in New York and having many interesting talks including e.g. a panel on the topic “more than just an app” on IE’s venture day with the founder of Goiko Grill and Cemex Ventures, as well as discussions panels and talks of professionals from many renowned private equity firms such as KKR, Blackstone, 3i, Aurelius, Trilantic Capital, Capital Group, etc. The next event to watch is the IE Private Equity Day with great speakers from firms such as Goldman Sachs, HIG Capital, Kibo Ventures, Axon Ventures.

For further reference:
– LinkedIn presence:
– PE Trip 2017:

About Marvin Mueller:

Marvin is a current master’s in finance student and leading the private equity & venture capital club at IE Business School. He is equipped with the latest knowledge in areas of finance and chose the corporate finance & private equity specialization, including modules such as turnaround strategies, private equity & corporate analytics, entrepreneurship through acquisition, high yield & leveraged finance, strategy & finance, fintech business models & valuation.

Marvin will start as an Investment Banking Analyst with JP Morgan London upon graduation and previously worked with 3i Group, Lazard, Société Generals and ODDO BHF. He was studying in the UK & Germany and holds two bachelor degrees, one in International Accounting & Finance and another in Banking & Finance.

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