Dean Of The Year: IE Business School Dean Santiago Iñiguez

Congratulations to Santiago Iñiguez, dean of IE Business School, on being named by Poets&Quants the Dean of the Year for his extraordinary leadership of IE. He is the first European to achieve this distinction. Poets&Quants credits Iñiguez for completely transforming IE into a global powerhouse.

“Year after year, he has broken the boundaries of business school conventions, forging innovative partnerships with novel partners and making IE as responsive to the needs of the market as a highly ambitious commercial enterprise. More than any other dean in his generation, Iñiguez has made business school a real business.”

In 2011, Iñiguez and Karen Sibley, vice president for strategic initiatives & dean of the School of Professional Studies at Brown University, led a breakthrough collaboration between Brown University and IE Business School to envision and launch the IE Brown Executive MBA. Now in its sixth year, IE Brown goes beyond traditional business schools by merging Brown’s liberal arts and interdisciplinary excellence with IE’s business management expertise to forge executives prepared to navigate the global, digital, and fast-paced demands of 21st century industry.

In the announcement, Sibley describes Iñiguez as, “the kind of person who is always looking for ideas and opportunities.” She continues,

“I saw him right away as a person who looks for big visions but not unrealistic ones. He is a thoughtful visionary. He thinks really carefully about the quality of education and the student experience and what students will do with it.”

To read the rest of the Poets&Quants announcement go here.



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