The incoming Management Board of Círculo de Empresarios has approved the nomination of Ignacio de la Torre as the new Chairman of our Advisory Board for the next three-year period.
Ignacio holds a Ph. D. in Medieval History (UNED), an MBA (INSEAD), an MSc in Economics (ICADE), and an MA in Law. He counts over twenty years of experience in diverse fields of investment banking at Arcano Partners, UBS and Deutsche Bank within the departments of Capital Markets, Equity Research and Equity Sales. He is a Professor of Economics and Finance at IE Business School, and since 2007, he is also the Academic Director of IE’s Masters in Finance. Ignacio has published five books and is a regular columnist for the Spanish leading newspapers, El Confidencial and Expansión. He is the founder of the NGO Financieros sin Fronteras (‘Financiers without Borders’) of which he is Deputy Chairman. At present, Ignacio is Partner and Chief Economist at Arcano Partners a leading independent financial advisory and asset management firm.
The rest of the Advisory Board of the Círculo de Empresarios is made up of Eric Chaney, economic advisor to the Institut Montaigne (France); Miriam González Durántez, partner at Cohen & Gresser LLP (United Kingdom and United States); Emilio Lamo de Espinosa, Professor of Sociology at the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain); Martina Gmur, Senior Advisor to the World Economic Forum (Switzerland); Pedro Passos Coelho, former Prime Minister of Portugal; Nathalie Tocci, director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (Italy); Bart Van Ark, Director of the UK Productivity Institute (United Kingdom) and Guntram B. Wolff, Director of Bruegel (Belgium).