Alumni Association Re-elects Jorge Sendagorta as President

Governing Board holds annual meeting


Jorge Sendagorta

Jorge Sendagorta has been re-elected president of the IESE Alumni Association / Photo: Edu Ferrer

The IESE Alumni Association has re-elected Jorge Sendagorta (PADE ’90) as its president for the next three years.

Jorge Sendagorta, who first took up the position in 2012, is also president and CEO of the engineering company SENER. As head of the Alumni Association he has played an important role in developing new services, such as the entrepreneurship platform, and in internationalizing the association’s activities.

The election took place during the annual meeting of the Alumni Association’s Governing Board, held on February 9 on the video-linked Barcelona and Madrid campuses. The meeting brought together class presidents and secretaries from around the world, as well as Alumni Regional Chapter representatives. The Association presented its projects for 2015, as well as the results of its Annual Report 2013-2014.

The Alumni Association is an international community of more than 40,000 alumni. It promotes continuous education for executives who have participated in a basic IESE program and encourages collaboration between them.

Awards for Exceptional Research

The event also included the presentation of the Alumni Association’s Research Excellence Awards for outstanding work carried out by IESE professors. This year the awards went to two journal articles written by Víctor Martínez de Albéniz and Gaizka Ormazabal, and a finance course for entrepreneurs devised by Heinrich Liechtenstein and Rob Johnson.