The International Advisory Board of IE Business School held its annual meeting on March 14 at the IE University* Santa Cruz de la Real campus in Segovia.

The event was held in Segovia for the first time to analyze the activities of IEâ??s managing bodies following the integration of the University. The order of the day of the meeting in Segovia examined management of the business school and university over the last year. IE University* has formed part of IE since January 2007.

The IE Business School International Advisory Board serves as a consulting body dedicated to preserving and promoting the levels of academic excellence, quality and prestige of IE Business School. Advisory board members make recommendations to the schoolâ??s executive committee with regard to strategic objectives and new initiatives, in response to the needs of the business and law communities. The IE Business School International Advisory Board provides an education model for leaders in the fields of business and law in the different phases of their careers based on global vision, with a marked emphasis on entrepreneurialism and a firm commitment to innovation, information technologies and applied research projects.

IEâ??s International Advisory Board comprises 55 key players from the worlds of business and law, including Reto Francioni, CEO of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange; Federico Castellanos, world vice president of HR for IBM; Carl Hahn, former world president of Volkswagen; Alberto Sánchez Palazuelos, president of the board of directors of ASP & Asociados; Giuseppe Tringali, CEO of PubliEspaña; Bassim Jai Okimi, President of Atlamed; Blake Winchell, partner of Fremont Ventures; Peter Cornell, partner of Clifford Chance; John O´Brien, partner of Sullivan & Cromwell; Kofi Appenteng, partner of West Africa Fund, and Romana Sadurska, partner of Uría & Menéndez..

â??It is an honor to be able to hold this board meeting at the new IE University in Segovia and to see first-hand the campus where many IE projects are set to runâ?, said Giuseppe Tringali, member of the IE International Advisory Board, and CEO of Publiespaña and Telecinco publicity.

*Name pending official approval