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XI ESADE Alumni Annual Conference in Madrid

20/03/2018 (dd/mm/yyyy) | Madrid

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In today’s world a certain number of organisations come up with great ideas time and time again. Some produce innovative new product design, some adopt new ways of working, some implement new customer relation strategies, and finally, some take us by surprise with completely new lines of business.

Welcome to the 11th ESADE Alumni Annual Conference in Madrid, a space for meeting up, networking and learning. This year the spotlight will be on innovation by Amazon.



19.00   Doors open   

19.30   Welcome and intervention
           Maite Barrera (Lic&MBA 98), president, ESADE Alumni

19.45   Inspiring business innovation: Amazon
           François Nuyts, Vice President and Country Manager, Amazon.es and Amazon.it
           Chaired by Josep Salvatella (EMBA 04), board member of ESADE Alumni

20.30   Speech by Eugenia Bieto (Lic&MBA 73/ PhD 08), managing director of ESADE

20.40   Performance by Carlos Jean, musician, music producer and composer

21.00   Cocktail with music by DJ Carlos Jean




François Nuyts, Vice President and Country Manager, Amazon.es and Amazon.it

François Nuyts is the vice-president and country manager of Amazon Spain and Amazon Italy. He has been the head of the Amazon.es retail business since its launch in Spain in September 2011 and has increased the number of products available to customers to over 125 million in 26 different categories including books, electronics, videogames, sports, baby products, toys, kitchen, groceries and fashion.

His career began in Latin America working for Leo Burnett and Kellogg’s prior to moving to the UK to work as a strategy consultant based in London at Accenture.

Francois joined Amazon in 2005 as the head executive of the entertainment and media categories of Amazon.fr, Amazon’s French division. He recruited and developed teams focused on increasing the selection of products and improving the overall shopping experience.

During his career he has acquired considerable international experience in both the corporate and non-profit arenas. In a partnership with the mayor of Lisakovsk (Kazakhstan), François worked to improve the city’s economic and social conditions by establishing an NGO consultancy and obtaining permanent support from the Eurasia Foundation. He has also worked in Slovakia where he teamed up with Citibank and a local charity to create a mass-market retail access service for female owners of micro-businesses.

François Nuyts has a degree in international business and corporate finance from the E.S.L.S.C.A. Business School (Paris) and an MBA from the Babson Graduate School of Business (Boston). He is bilingual in French and English and speaks fluent Spanish.


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