Letter from the President
The complex crossroads of today’s society, both domestically and internationally, requires leaders who provide a vision of the priority social objectives and the paths that will lead to achieving them sooner and better.
The mission of the IESE International Foundation is to provide professional and human training opportunities to help improve the professional competence of those leaders. With this training they will be able to contribute more effectively to the creation of employment for thousands of people, which the world urgently needs, while at the same time improving the quality of life of their families.
Together with the stated mission, the Foundation also collaborates with “The Africa Initiative” involving management schools such as the MDE Business School in Côte d’Ivoire, Lagos Business School in Nigeria, and Strathmore Business School in Kenya. In these management schools, new opportunities are provided to local entrepreneurs and managers to help them to achieve professional excellence and reinforce the commitment to promote progress in the social field in which they exercise their profession.
The aim of each Foundation project, together with the necessary economic support, is to promote social improvement and increase the well-being of many families. For this reason, the Foundation understands that every grant represents a mutual investment, possible thanks only to the generosity of many.
The Foundation has a permanent Endowment fund, comprising donations from people sharing the stated objectives. The net profits from the fund finance part of the long-term projects. The fund has a markedly social character, making its investments, with the guidance of experts, according to the principles of responsible investment. Special consideration is given to the risks and opportunities related to sustainability, social impact and good corporate governance (ESG).
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I wish to express my gratitude for the generosity, support, and dedication of so many people who make the IESE International Foundation possible.
The following individuals form part of the Board:
Carlos Cavallé Pinós
Antonio Argandoña Rámiz
Jaime Alonso Stuyck
Juan Antonio Galán Gamero
Mª Jesús Grandes Garci
Josep Tàpies Lloret
Juan Bosco Bofill Gorrindo
Secretary (without being a member of the board)