Dr. Celia de Anca is currently the Deputy Dean for Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion at IE University, the Director of the Center for Diversity in Global Management, and professor of Diversity and Islamic Finance at IE Business School. She has a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Boston), and from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. She holds a degree and PhD from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, with a comparative thesis on Islamic, ethical/ecological investment funds and on the London Market.
She is the author of Beyond Tribalism (McMillan,2012). She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Ethics Committee of InverCaixa’ s Ethics Fund. She has received the award of the women executive of the year 2008 by ASEME and is listed at the 2013 top50 thinkers ranking of global management thinkers. Prof. Celia de Anca is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Arabic.
Dr. Concepción Galdón is IE University’s Sustainable Impact Teaching & Research lead and director of IE’s Center for Social Innovation. At IE she has the mandate to promote Sustainable Impact academic content across Schools and Programs, encourage more research in the topic and reach out to organizations and partners interested in Social Innovation. Concepción is a professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at IE. Concepción is also President of the social Venture Puentes Global, which she co-founded in 2009, and a member of Ashoka Spain’s Venture Board.
Concepción is an Economist by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She holds a Master in Public Administration and International Development by Harvard Kennedy School. Concepción holds a Ph.D. in International Economy and Development by Universidad Complutense de Madrid, who granted her an Outstanding Award for her Doctoral Dissertation. Her Ph.D. research focuses on the use of technology in social entrepreneurship. She has published papers in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in books. She writes contributions for mass media regularly and is a speaker at international conferences.
Her past professional experience includes the foundation of an NGO, UN’s Procurement Service, Santander Bank’s Latin America Division and Liberia’s Government under Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Nobel Peace Prize 2011.
Laura Rodríguez Arias has a degree in Journalism from the University Complutense in Madrid. She has worked in several news media and in different countries throughout her career. Currently, she works at the IE Center for Diversity coordinating the Center’s activities, and also developing its social media and community management. Moreover, Laura Rodríguez coordinates the Communication Department of the Observatory of Demography and Generational Diversity.