Starting off the 2019 Gala day is Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, with his acceptance speech for the first Founders’ Award.
The first recipient of the Founders’ Award is Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, the President of IE University and a recognized influencer in global higher education. Iñiguez is also the Vice-Chairman of Headspring, a company owned by the Financial Times and IE Business School providing custom education programmes for companies worldwide. Onzoño has championed the role of business education and has re-shaped the European business school marketplace. He is entrepreneurial, cosmopolitan, thoughtful, and his leadership has been transformational for his own institution and also for thousands of students.