Chairman of the CEPR, Center for Economic Policy Research, London. President of OBCE, European Central Bank Observatory, Madrid. Member of the G 30, The Group of Thirty, Washington DC. Chairman of the Advisory Board of IE Business School, Madrid. Member of the Euro 50 Group. Member of the International Academy of Management. Monetary Expert Economic and Monetary Committee of Parliament. Advisory Board member of CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Member of the Scientific Council of the Real Instituto Elcano. Member of the Advisory Board of the Business School ESCP-EAP. Advisory Council of the Institute of European Studies.
Law degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Arcano partner. Academic director of the Master in Finance at IE Business School and Professor of Finance. Worked 12 years in the equities department at UBS and Deutsche Bank, serving Spanish and Portuguese institutional investors, “family-offices,” hedge funds, and advising industrial portfolios.
MBA from INSEAD, Ph.D. in Medieval History, Degree in Economics UNED, (ICADE) and Law Degree (UNED, Madrid Collegiate). Author of four books and winner of 2009 Everis Foundation Prize.
Vice-Dean of Research at IE Business School. Professor and researcher at the IE Business school. Associate editor of the European Accounting Review, the publication of the European Accounting Association and a major accounting publications worldwide. Consultancy and in-company training. Previously Associate Dean in the Department of Business Administration at Universidad Carlos III and Deputy Director of Master in Financial Analysis at the same University. Has lectured at various business schools worldwide.
Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Oxford and a “Dottore di ricerca” in Public Economics at the University of Pavia, Italy. Graduated in Economics and Social Sciences, magna cum laude and with special distinction from the University L.Bocconi in Milan, Italy.
Professional experience focused primarily on the launch of business projects. Ran her own company and previously worked as an immigration consultant in the business creation department in Australia & New Zealand Migration Bureau, in Amsterdam, helping entrepreneurs develop their business projects. Extensive academic knowledge of microfinance and economic development and its area of research related with the BOP business and CSR policies of private companies.
Degree in European Business Administration from the Hogeschool voor Economische Studies, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Studied the Master of International Relations at IE Business School.
Former Treasurer of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). Worked there for over 35 years in the area of international finance, project finance, portfolio management, loan management, and the bank´s financial planning. Enhanced the Bank’s development of both domestic and international markets for foreign currency denominated bonds to the G-10.
MA in Economic Development and BSBA in International Finance from Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Executive-in-Residence at the department of finance from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School since 1978. Economist-in-Residence Program, Master at Economics at American University since 1990. Professorial Lecturer at McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University since 2005. IE Business School, Madrid, Spain. Visiting Professor. Spring 2006-2009. Member of International Advisory Board of the Cass Business School, City University of London (ad-honorem) from 2000 to 2009 and currently a member of its MBA board.
Spent his entire career in banking and international business: at JP Morgan until 1985 (Vice President) and Banco Santander since 1985 (Former General Director), responsible for the International Division of Global Corporate Banking and Global Banking Investment, as well as advisor to the CEO for international business. Currently financial advisor of different companies and member of various Spanish and international companies´ boards of directors and advisory boards as well as chairman of the board of a foundation dedicated to health management.
Degree in Law (Univ. Deusto) and in Economics and Business Administration (ICADE E-3).
Rafael Puyol is Vice-president of Institutional Relations at IE Business School, Vice President of the Instituto de Empresa Foundation and President of the Board of Governors of IE University in Segovia.
He holds the Commander´s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Grand Cross of Aeronautical Merit and the Grand Cross of Naval Merit, and has been awarded with the Nuñez de Balboa´s honorary order, (Panama) and also by the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas. Mr- Puyol also owns the Gold Medals of Complutense University and the Universities of Prague, Bratislava, Anáhuac (Mexico), Havana and Helsinki, as well as holding honorary doctorates from the Universities of Anáhuac, Norte (Asunción, Paraguay), Ricardo Palma (Lima, Peru), San Antonio Abad (Cuzco, Peru), Panama National University, Interamerican University (Puerto Rico) and Pedro Henríquez Ureña National University (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic).
He was awarded the Commemorative Medal of UNICEF’s 50th anniversary, and is an honorary member of UNICEF’s Spanish Committee.
Associate Director of Consulting NODUS. Directs, among other projects, the specialized Technical Assistance to the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, AECI. Also manages consulting projects for various national and international agencies such as the European Investment Bank, EIB, in the Dominican Republic and the FEMIP countries, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, helping to update rural microfinance strategy for Latin America, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD, the German Financial Cooperation for Development, KfW, the Swedish Agency for International Development, SIDA and the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB and Multilateral Investment Fund, MIF. Previously worked for Andersen Consulting, KPMG, Group Home and Internationale Projekt Consult GmbH, IPC.
Isabel Martín Castellá
General Director of “Madrid International Financial Centre ‘Association (April 2007 – to date). Vice President and Member of Management Committee of the European Investment Bank (2000-2006), with direct responsibility for financing operations in Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Luxembourg, Asia and Latin America. Previously Deputy Director General of International Finance Operations at Banco Santander Central Hispano (1999-2000), Banco Central Hispano (1991-1999) and Banco Hispano (1987-1991). Member of the Social and Economic Committee of the European Union, representing the public sector (1986-1988), responsible for relations with the EU in the Instituto Nacional de Industria (INI), Ministry of Industry (1985-1987, member of the board of directors of several industrial enterprises of the INI group, and COFIDES (official development financial institution in Spain) and Cesc.
BA in Economics from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
Currently chief investment officer of KBL European Private Bankers in Spain. Worked in EGFP Pensions Fonditel and Fonditel SGIIC Management from 1998 to July 2009 as Chief Investment Officer and Director of derivatives and fixed income. Responsible for managing the book of interest rate derivatives in Business Argentaria Bank (Madrid) and worked for Natwest Bank Spain (Madrid) in the treasury area. Began his career at B & T S.V.B. (Madrid).
Degree in aeronautical engineering technology from the School of Technical Aeronautical Engineering University of Madrid, specializing in engines. Holds an MA in propulsion systems at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de L’Aeronautique et de L’Espace (ENSAE) in Toulouse, France.
International consultant specialized in the development of micro-finance and corporate governance. Part of the National Association of Corporate Directors in the U.S. and currently a consultant to develop a global strategy for the corporate unit of the International Finance Corporation in Washington DC. Recently wrote a book and directed a film about corporate governance in emerging markets, published and produced by the World Bank . Has worked with major international institutions such as CIDA, KfW, World Bank, UNDP, among others, to design and implement projects for economic and sustainable development at regional and international levels. Also one of the main organizers of the National Strategy for Microfinance in Egypt.
BA in Economics and Finance at the University of Richmond in London, England, and International MBA, IE Business School, Spain.