OUR TEAM

With combined experience of
over 125 years across
15 industries

Reflecting our global approach, our team speaks 10 languages and has worked on all continents. With a combined experience of more than 125 years across 15 industries.

Our leadership team includes:

Ana advises companies on using learning to drive business results while ensuring our programmes meet their expectations. She has over 15 years of experience in executive education and has worked across a range of business sectors, including banking, automotive, consultancy and consumer markets. Ana speaks English, Spanish and Italian.

Ana Sanchez Linares

Director of Programmes: Spain, Portugal, Latin America

Antonio manages our alliance of academic and non-academic partners, in addition to having responsibility for driving our business needs. For 25 years he has worked in education, consulting and finance, with a focus on business strategy and international growth. He speaks Spanish, Portuguese, French and English.

Antonio Montes

Chief Relationship Officer

David initiates, leads and manages the communications strategy of FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance. He has over 25 years of experience in corporate and business-to-business communications, working globally and in market sectors that include education, publishing, business information, property, manufacturing and food & drink. He is a former business journalist.

David Wells

Head of Communications

Didina implements the best technologies to drive effective results-oriented learning programmes. She has over 15 years of experience in executive education with a focus on innovative learning. Didina is the recipient of several learning innovation awards. She speaks Spanish and English.

Didina Gonzalez

Associate Director of Learning Innovation

Elena builds relationships with corporations across Spain, Portugal and Latin America. She has over 20 years of experience in executive education, with significant knowledge of management consulting, business strategy and project management. She has worked in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Latin America. Elena speaks Spanish, English and French.

Elena Escagedo

Vice President Corporate Partnerships: Spain, Portugal, Latin America

Hugo builds our relationships with corporations across the UK and western Europe and helps develop customised learning solutions at every leadership level. He has over 15 years of experience in consultative selling and relationship management across Europe, South Africa and Asia Pacific. Prior to joining FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance, Hugo worked at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Geneva and CEB in Sydney.

Hugo Devlin

Vice President, Corporate Partnerships

Kristian holds responsibility for the overall business performance as well as all financial aspects of the Corporate Learning Alliance. He has over 20 years of financial and accounting experience across several business sectors, including consulting, mobile telephony, data networking, internet security and education. He speaks Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and English.

Kristian Pedersen

Finance Director

Marc drives the overall business to meet our clients’ goals, as well having responsibility for strategy, marketing, operations, HR and IT. He has been responsible for sales operations across several emerging economies, and has 10 years of experience in financial and legal publishing, with a track record of leading and growing a start-up research service at the Financial Times.

Marc Thivessen

Chief Operating Officer

Marcos builds, manages and trains our faculty and global educator network. He has 20 years of experience working in international relations, executive education business development and real estate. Marcos has worked extensively across the world and speaks English, Spanish and Italian.

Marcos Gorgojo

Director of Faculty

Michel heads our global team of Vice Presidents, Corporate Partnerships and Business Development. He has extensive background in research and information services, working for some of the world’s most renowned companies spanning a 28-year sales leadership career while working across different continents and covering diverse industries. Michel speaks English, Dutch and German

Michel Rosier

Global Head of Corporate Partnerships and Business Development

Rafat builds our relationships with corporations across Western Europe and the Middle East. He has worked in four countries, and has 21 years of experience across the engineering, defence, executive education and science/R&D sectors. Rafat speaks English, French, Arabic and Urdu.

Rafat Malik

Vice President Corporate Partnerships: Western Europe, Middle East

VanDyck collaborates with organisations to drive strategy execution and tackle some of their biggest challenges through learning. Vandyck has 18 years of experience working in six countries across several business sectors, including investment banking, wealth management and education.

VanDyck Silveira

Chief Executive Officer

Our team

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