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IE Club Election Process

Written on April 22, 2013 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities, Professional, Social, Sports


The election period will start on April 23rd, right after the Club Fair. The exact dates are provided in the section “Election Schedule”.

All members of an IE Club who are currently studying at IE or are partners of IE students, are allowed to raise their candidatures in order to occupy vacant positions in the Board of the club in question.

The maximum number of clubs in which a current IE student/partner can be a coordinator is two.


Club coordinators: 5 rules to remember

3 members of the current board can stay for the next term of office. The names of the coordinators staying should be sent to the before 7 pm on Monday, April 29th.

New students can send their self-nominations (download the form HEREfor the clubs of their interest during the same week (from April 23rd to 29th at 7 pm). The completed nomination forms should be sent to Campus Life will share the candidatures with the corresponding Club Boards on April 30th.

  1. If the total number of candidatures (the members of the board staying + new candidates) is less or equal to 6 after 7 pm on April 29th, no elections will be required and the 3 new candidates will be announced members of the new board of the club.
  2. In case the total number of new candidates is less than 3, more than 3 members of the previous board can stay for the next term of office, always given that the total number of members of the board does not exceed 6 coordinators.
  3. If the total number of candidatures (the members of the board staying + new candidates) is bigger than 6, the club will have to organize elections in order to determine the new board.
  4. The members from the previous board who are staying for the next term of office (no more than 3) do not have to participate in the elections, their seats in the new board are automatically allocated.
  5. The names of all the Coordinators elected should be officially communicated to Campus Life office for the formal approval and update of the database of Club Boards.

 Elections: 4 rules to remember

  1. If there are more than 6 candidatures for the board of a club, elections are necessary.
  2. A member of the previous board who will not keep his/her position as a club coordinator for the next term of office should be appointed to organize the elections of the club.
  3. The clubs are requested to conduct elections for the new board in a free, transparent and fair manner. Selecting the most appropriate system for the election is the sole responsibility of the current Club Coordinators, always given that the system is participative and democratic.
  4. Dismissal of the Board: IE Campus Life has the authority to dismiss a Coordinator or the whole Board if there are proofs of violation of IE Ethics Code or the principles, values or norms contained in this guide.

In both cases (if no elections are necessary or if the elections were held) the roles of the members of the new board can be freely decided by new coordinators and should be communicated to Campus Life no later than the dates indicated in “Election Schedule” post in our blog.


IE Club Election Schedule

Written on April 22, 2013 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities, Professional, Social, Sports

April 23 at 7 pm – April 29 at 7 pm

Current coordinators: decide the 3 coordinators staying for the next term of office and send the names to no later than 7 pm on Monday, April 29th.

New students and partners: prepare and send the Nomination Form for becoming a coordinator of the clubs of your interest to Remember that you cannot be a coordinator of more than two clubs. Choose carefully! 

April 30

Campus Life will revise the names of the previous club coordinators staying for the next term of office and the new candidatures received and:

  • Will announce the new boards for those clubs that have 6 or less participants;
  • Will inform the clubs with more than 6 participants about the necessity to organize elections in order to determine the new board.

April 30 – May 14

May 14th is the deadline for the new boards that do not have to organize elections to communicate the official roles each coordinator will be taking in the board to Campus Life.

Campus Life can book meeting rooms for the new boards when needed.

April 30 – May 28

May 28th is the deadline for the clubs that have to organize elections to communicate both the newly elected board and the roles of each coordinator to Campus Life.

The clubs that have to conduct elections are welcome to ask for Campus Life support. Campus Life can book rooms for meetings or the election itself, help the club to organize elections online (if online method is chosen), communicate the election date to IE community, etc.


IE Club Fair Schedule

Written on April 22, 2013 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities, Professional, Social, Sports

April 23rd, 4:00 to 5:30 pm      
Professional Clubs Geographic Clubs Sports Clubs Social Clubs
IE Automotive Club IE Brazil Club Madrid Chapter IE Football Club (Men) IE Spanish Outreach Club
IE Capital Markets IE Colombia Club Madrid Chapter IE Golf Club IE Partners Club
IE Energy Club IE Mexico Club Madrid Chapter IE Outdoor Club IE Music Club
IE Family Business Club IE Peru Club Madrid Chapter    
IE Fashion and Luxury Club IE Singapore Club Madrid Chapter    
IE Finance Club      
IE Net Impact Club      
IE Personality Development Club      
IE Women in Business Club      
April 23rd, 5:30 to 7:30 pm      
Professional Clubs Geographic Clubs Sports Clubs Social Clubs
IE Agribusiness Club  IE China Club Madrid Chapter IE Football Club (Women) IE Social Club
IE Consulting club IE Venezuela Club Madrid Chapter    
IE Emerging Markets Club      
IE Entrepreneurship Club      
IE Food and Beverage Club      
IE Marketing Club      
IE Operations Management Club      
IE Sports Management Club      
IE Strategy Club      
IE Technology & Innovation Club      
IE Toastmasters Club      
IE Tourism & Leisure Club      
IE Wine Industry Club      



Interview with a Club: IE Tourism & Leisure Club

Written on April 15, 2013 by Campus Life in Professional

Who are we?

Mission : The IE Tourism & Leisure Club focuses on the Tourism and Leisure industry, to bring forth ideas, awareness, and opportunities from this business sector. The club’s mission is to provide a forum for students to increase their knowledge and network in this industry.

Objective : The purpose of this club is to create a common, open space for all the students from IE to understand the tourism and leisure sector. The basic objective is to raise awareness, to help members learn, and to grow their network in this industry.

Vision : We want this club to become the forum for interested students to enhance and explore the opportunities present in the Tourism sector, worldwide.

Current Coordinators

The Coordinators of the IE Tourism & Leisure Club are :

Picture - Namrata Raina - IE Tourism & Leisure Club

Namrata Raina (IMBA Dec 2013) : After working for 2 years as a business analyst with HSBC Private Banking, Switzerland, Namrata started working with Seasons Hotels, and thereafter initiated her own venture of Serviced Apartments and Guest Houses (now 2 years old) in India. She brings to the board her expertise in Sales, Marketing, and Business Development in the Hospitality Sector. Email

Picture - Virgil Esguerra - IE Tourism & Leisure Club

Virgil Esguerra (IMBA Apr 2013) : Virgil has 6 years’ experience as a Hong Kong based Emerging Markets FX and Fixed Income Strategist and brings to the board a passion for international finance, political economy and adventure travel. He is also on the board of Finance Club and IEOut. Email


Club Activities

As a part of the Sectorial Community at IE, this club has the opportunity to organize various events and activities that relate to the Tourism and Leisure Industry. The club has organized various panel discussions, conferences, seminars, networking events, etc. with professionals from this industry. This club in the past was managed by the IE Alumni and the IE students. Starting this year this club shall be split so that this part of the club is managed solely by the IE students.

Our Vision

In the future, the Club is planning to organize a couple of seminars and conferences for IE students focusing on the Hospitality and Travel Industry of Spain.

Earlier, the Club has been run majorly as a Spanish based club and by IE Alumni who have been organizing various events. We hope to introduce to this club, information and ideas that flow to the English speaking audience as well. There are huge opportunities in this sector and we believe that students at IE would benefit immensely from the club’s mission to serve the students at IE, and to build an awareness of the Tourism & Leisure Industry.

Get in touch and participate!

You may contact the Club via :

  1. Email – You may contact any of the coordinators.
  2. IE Communities

To be a part of the club, you may contact Namrata Raina

The students can support the club by taking an active role as a board member, and managing the various events that the club plans to organize in the future. Students who may have connections with professionals in the tourism and leisure field can also collaborate with the club in case there is a particular event they want to be a part of or want the club to organize.

We plan to have our own Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn pages soon, but currently you can follow the IE Alumni run club on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter!


Interview with a Club: IE Strategy Club

Written on April 8, 2013 by Campus Life in Professional

Who are we?

Strategy coordinatorsStrategy is everywhere, in business and in everyday life. With the club, we hope to help the students realize the importance of strategy in business, just as mathematics is essential in physics.
Non-market strategies, for example, are particularly relevant, not only during crisis but also in a more general manner, as all the aspects related to strategy are critical to maximize business growth and impact  as a manager. 
Our first objective is to provide a platform to club members to network with other students that have similar interests and who are passionate about strategy. Our second and equally important objective is to offer the possibility to the students to meet professionals and renowned professors in these fields, by conducting events, and providing job opportunities in various fields. 

We view the club as a cornerstone between different disciplines, that is why we take collaborative actions to bring speakers to school.

Current Coordinators

Dom: I am the president but I would rather say that I am coordinating and bringing to life the ideas developed and validated by the group. I am the “ancient” by my age and because I will be graduated in two months. Besides this, I am French, did my PhD with the WHO, worked and wed in Brazil and super impatient to start a new professional life.

Raviteja: I am one of the board members of this nascent and exciting club. We discuss interesting topics on how to lay a strong foundation and build the club for the current and future generations. I am from India and have solid experience in marketing, technology consulting and co-founding a tech firm. Am deeply interested in politics, business and armed forces, which leads to my love for strategy.

Nikhil: I am a board member of the Strategy Club and am responsible for developing ideas for the activities of the club and maintaining relations with the IE administration. I am currently studying the IMBA at IE prior to which I was working at S&P Capital IQ. I studied economics during graduation and international marketing during my post graduate studies. In my free time, I like watching and playing all kinds of sports, singing, and driving.

Aditya: I am the VP of external communications for the Strategy Club and look into dealing with external sources and potential speakers that can benefit members of the club and school from a strategic point of view. I have a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State – USA and have worked as a strategy consultant for IBM Consulting in the Middle East. I have had the opportunity to live and work in over 5 countries in the last 6 years, and as such realize the importance strategy plays in both local and global businesses. An avid photographer, I hope to show case my skills on an international platform one day.

Club Activities

Our main focus for is to regularly organize conferences with top-level executives involved in the strategy decision making process of their companies. We try, whenever possible, to associate recruiters from the HR department of those companies to the events.

Our Vision

We have two main projects that we would like to develop in the near future. Firstly, a case competition; wherein we would like to involve a real company and groups of 3 students each to develop possible strategies to solve a pre-determined problem being faced by the company. Judges will be professors and, of course, the management of the company as well. A prize-money will be given to the winner team.

Secondly, we plan to organize a more ambitious project – a daylong forum on strategy to be conducted once a year to explore the trends and challenges in various industries and strategies of the companies to tackle current challenges.

Get in touch and participate!

The easiest way is to talk directly to us, then you can send an email or leave a message on IE communities, but we are also present on Facebook, on Business Because and we will be present on LinkedIn in few months, when the club will be well established with a regularity of events that we do not have right now.

In terms of support or collaboration, we started almost from scratch, thanks to Christian Baillifard and Scott Robertson the club is alive since one year, but we have a lot to do. We are looking for sponsors for the club in order to be able to organize our events with a decent networking after the conference and also to develop other activities. We also request students to help us simply by providing direct contacts with executives that we can invite for our events.

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