Faculty members

DE LA VEGA, Ignacio
Visiting and Adjunct Faculty Members
DE LA VEGA, Ignacio


Adjunct Professor


Topics in innovation 1 (MBA)

Dr. De la Vega currently serves as Dean of EGADE Business School and Dean of the undergraduate Business School system at Tecnológico de Monterrey, México, a leading Business School in Mexico and LATAM.

Prior to coming to EGADE, Dr. De La Vega also served as Chief Learning Officer for the global bank BBVA and before as Director of Strategic Management and Chair of Madrid's IE Business School's Entrepreneurship Department and International Center for Entrepreneurship and Ventures Development, which he founded in 1998. Dr. De La Vega has been a Senior Faculty member at IE Business School and has been teaching Entrepreneurial Management and Business Strategy for over 25 years in Business Schools and universities in more that 30 countries, having won many teaching excellence awards. Besides his private sector positions, Dr. de la Vega has served at the Spanish government, holding several leadership positions.

De la Vega also served as Director of the Babson Global Centers of Entrepreneurial Leadership in the Middle East, where he was responsible for the strategic direction, and expansion of centers in the Middle East and around the world. The Centers focus on expanding the practice of Entrepreneurship of all Kinds™ through innovative co-curricular programs, cooperation with government and firms and global collaborative research initiatives.

His research is currently focused on understanding the role of informal investment in the availability of funding resources for start-ups, a topic he did develop in his PhD dissertation. Ignacio served for two periods as global Chairman of the GEM consortium, the largest study of entrepreneurship in the world and started and developed GEM in Spain and Middle East.

De la Vega has authored 3 books on Entrepreneurial Management and published frequently in several media and countries.

Dr. de la Vega holds a Ph.D. from IE University in Spain, a Law Degree from Universidad Complutense in Spain and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts and Harvard University. In addition, he has participated in other programs at Harvard Business School and Babson College among other institutions.