The Babson Collaborative Advisory Board
Head of International Relations, EDEM Escuela de Empresarios, Spain
Helena Bouza leads EDEM's International Relations Department, which drives the internationalization strategy, reinforcing partnerships and developing training programs and entrepreneurial immersion programs for foreigners. Bouza oversees the actions for EDEM's partnership with all international institutions, trying to make the most of them, not only in terms of exchanges but also sharing best practices and offering customized programs and international visits to deep dive in EDEM's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Bouza's mission is to spread this project to the world.
In her free time, she studies law and enjoys watching documentary series about crime. She loves writing and is obsessed with traveling, discovering new cultures, and gastronomy.
Founding Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, FLAME University, India
As the founding director of the Centre for Entrepreneruship and Innovation at FLAME University, Darshan Doshi is committed to building an "Entrepreneurship Village" that nurtures and supports entrepreneurs. Darshan also a director of India operation at Adeption, working to build an innovative learning and development SaaS product that is used by thousands of business leaders around the world.
Previously, as head of operations at Reliance Jio-GenNext, Darshan managed a fertilizer and engineering business across India, and led strategic projects at W.R Grace as a part of its marketing leadership program. Passionate about entrepreneurship, Darshan, an MBA'13, graduated from Babson College with honors and has been active in the U.S. & Indian startup community in various roles. He also is an active TiE Charter Member and Pune International Centre member.
Jose Manuel Aguirre Guillen
Jose Manual Aguirre Guillen is the director of Strategic Alliances for Entrepreneurship at Tecnologico de Monterrey, where he oversees all international entrepreneurship engagement inititiatives. He manages the GEM Mexico and previously served as director of technology parks, creating more than 20 tech parks in Mexico. He is an awarded entrepreneurship faculty member.
His professional experience includes 20 years in managing technology-based development projects in Latin America, USA, and Europe, including projects with the IC2 Institute of The University of Texas at Austin. He co-founded two global firms related to technology commercialization. His research focus on technology/entrepreneurship ecosystems, and technology commercialization. He earned his MSc in technology commercialization from the University of Texas at Austin, his master's in management of technology and his BS in electrical engineering from Tecnologico de Monterrey. He is completing his doctorate degree in entrepreneurship at the Universidad de Cantabria, Spain.
Ayman Ismail, PhD
Abdul Latif Jameel Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor at the American University in Cairo School of Business
Ayman Ismail is an international expert in entrepreneurship and economic development. He is currently the Abdul Latif Jameel Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship and associate professor at AUC School of Business and the founding director of AUC Venture Lab and AUC Angels. He is a co-founder, angel investor, or board member in several fast-growing startups in fintech, microfinance and logistics.
Previously, he was a research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, a consultant in McKinsey & Company's New York office, and a co-founder and managing partner at Enovio Consulting. In 2012, he was selected as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum (WEF). He earned his PhD in international economic development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Carlos Rodrich is a professor of innovation at Universidad de Piura (UDEP) and co-director at Innovate Peru, the principal innovation and entrepreneurship agency in Peru. Prior to this, he worked full time as director of HUB UDEP, first startup incubator launched in Northern Peru. he has 16 years of expertise in supply chain management and experience leading innovation areas and various types of expertise in supply chains including: e-commerce, automotive, startups, beverages, textiles, and pharmaceutical. In partnership with MIT SCALE Latin America, he managed a project to study SMEs that utilized logistics and supply chain management to improve their productivity. He also worked on the Women in STEM Entrepreneurship (WISE) Program initiative, the first such program in Latin America to focus on the development and inclusion of women in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. He has studied and worked in Europe, Oceania, North America, and Asia.
Maripier Tremblay, DBA
Maripier Tremblay is a professor of entrepreneurship at Laval University in Canada. She holds a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) from Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres (UQTR), and an MBA degree from Laval University. She holds the chair in educational leadership on entrepreneurial spirit and entrepreneurship. From 2013-2018, she led the chair in entrepreneurship and innvoation. Her expertise and involvement led her to take on the scientific direction of the responsible entrepreneurship plan initiated by Universite Laval. Passionate about entrepreneurship and pedagogical innovation, she founded in 2016, L'Academia de la releve entrepreneuriale-CDPQ, a program for high-growth potential entrepreneurs. She is chairman of the Entrepreneuriat Laval Board, the university business accelerator.
Maripier's research interests include responsible entrepreneurship, as well as entrepreneurship education and support. In 2018, Universite Laval became the first Canadian university to join the Babson Collaborative network, for which Maripier Tremblay is champion.