Annual Meeting of the EAE Advisory Boards 2020: Taking stock of the School’s present and future
29 de July de 2020
29 de July de 2020
What is the current status of EAE Business School? Where is it coming from and where is it heading? Founded in 1958, our School’s mission is to train and educate young professionals so that they can lead organizations in any sector. However, the scale of the EAE project goes far further, with a commitment to be, as well as a leading business school, a centre of lifelong accompaniment that guides all students throughout their professional careers, whether they are new undergraduates or MBA alumni.
As the Dean Josep María Altarriba explained, to achieve this mission, it is essential that the School is deeply immersed in the business reality that surrounds it, as this is the most effective way of keeping up-to-date with the latest market trends, thereby enabling to convey them to the students. The continuous adaptation process that the School is undergoing is not simple and require guidance from experts and professionals who facilitate the task of analysing these trends and them integrate them at every stage of the student journey.
This is precisely the main objective of the EAE Advisory Boards, which held the 2020 edition of their Annual Meeting online on 23rd July.
The event focused on answering two questions: Where are coming from and where are we heading? These questions were discussed by top representatives of the School, including the General Director, José Luis Fernández Martínez, and the Dean, Josep María Altarriba. They were joined by key figures, such as the Director of the Careers Department, Carmen Martos, the employability expert, Pilar Llácer, and the President of About My Brain Europe, Juan Carlos Cubeiro. Other participants included representatives from leading companies such as IBM, Microsoft, BBVA, Nike, Telefónica, among others.
A large part of the event was led by the Dean, Josep Maria Altarriba, who took charge of answering the question “Where are coming from?”, giving an extensive overview of the School’s current figures. He then handed over to Pilar Llácer and Juan Carlos Cubeiro, who discussed the question “Where are we heading?” in an interesting conversation about sustainable employability.
Lastly, before finishing off, it was time for one of the most important parts of the event, when the General Director, José Luis Fernández Martínez, discussed the issue of EAE grants, taking the opportunity to announce that the Executive Woman Grant has been renamed the Schneider Electric Executive Woman Grant.
“These grants reward the hard work, talent and merit of the students. We are particularly proud of this grant because a large proportion of our students are women (approximately 57%), who are working towards their goal of taking on an executive role”, explained the General Director.
After inaugurating the new grant, Fernández Martínez handed over to Alicia Melgarejo from Schneider Electric, who symbolically received the project, which embodies the union of the School’s talent and the partnership with the company.
“I am really grateful to receive this accolade on behalf of Schneider Electric, most importantly because, at Schneider Electric, women and gender equality are a priority. We are proud to promote an inclusive culture in which female leaders are empowered and visible throughout the organization”, explained Alicia Melgarejo. .
Moreover, she emphasized that gender balance is an integral feature of Schneider Electric’s way of doing business and, therefore, training plays a key role within the company. “We are proud to have such a close working relationship with EAE Business School so that we can continue promoting this essential role of women”, concluded Melgarejo
The Annual Meeting of the EAE Advisory Boards 2020 is a clear demonstration that EAE Business School is accompanied by top-class professionals that enable it to tackle the future that starts today with confidence.