Advisory Board

Servane Delanoë-Gueguen, PhD Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, TBS Education, France

Servane Delanoë-Gueguen, PhD

Dean of Faculty, TBS Education, France

Servane Delanoë-Gueguen is Dean of Faculty at TBS Education, where she has been a professor since 2010. At TBS Education, Servane co-founded the TBSeeds incubator and managed it for six years. She led the Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation department from 2018 to 2021 and created several entrepreneurship tracks. SEMIS, a course she co-created, was awarded the 2020 Babson Collaborative Spotlight award. Servane’s research interests focus on the early stages of entrepreneurship, and on entrepreneurial learning and pedagogy. In 2019, TBS Education became the first French business school to join the Babson Collaborative network.

Before joining the academic world, she worked for nine years at Goldman Sachs in Fixed Income Sales and Trading, and for two years on a startup project. She holds a PhD from the Open University in the UK and an MBA from McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin in the U.S.

Jose Manuel Aguirre Guillen, Director of Strategic Alliances for Entrepreneurship, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

José Manuel Aguirre Guillén, MSc/MBA

Director of Strategic Alliances for Entrepreneurship, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

José Manuel Aguirre Guillén is the director of Strategic Alliances for Entrepreneurship at Tecnológico de Monterrey, where he oversees all international entrepreneurship engagement initiatives. 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 Tecnológico 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, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

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).

Marcelo Leporati, PhD Director of the Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Department, EAE Business School, Spain

Marcelo Leporati, PhD

Director of the Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Department, EAE Business School, Spain

Marcelo Leporati is Director of the Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Department at EAE Business School in Spain. He teaches courses related to Supply Chain Management, Project Management and Financial Management in various graduate and undergraduate programs. His primary research interests are related to senior entrepreneurship and supply chain management.

Marcelo has more than 25 years of international professional experience working for various multinational companies, including Toyota Motor Corporation, McDonald’s Corporation, Nestle and Starbucks Coffee Company in different managerial and leadership positions.

Marcelo has a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and Master Degree in Supply Chain Management, both from Universidad de Belgrano. He also has an International MBA from Instituto de Empresa and a PhD in Finance from Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Maripier Tremblay, DBA

Full Professor of Entrepreneurship and Teaching Leadership Chair in Entrepreneurial Education

Maripier Tremblay is a professor of entrepreneurship at Université Laval in Canada. She holds a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) from Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres (UQTR), and an MBA degree from Université Laval. She holds the chair in educational leadership on entrepreneurial spirit and entrepreneurship. From 2013-2018, she led the chair in entrepreneurship and innovation. Her expertise and involvement led her to take on the scientific direction of the responsible entrepreneurship plan initiated by Université 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, Université Laval became the first Canadian university to join the Babson Collaborative network, for which Maripier Tremblay is champion.

Wutnipong Warakraisawad, PhD Dean, School of Entrepreneurship and Management, Bangkok University, Thailand

Wutnipong Warakraisawad, PhD

Dean, School of Entrepreneurship and Management, Bangkok University, Thailand

For over 20 years, Wutnipong has been teaching at a university in Thailand. His first role at Bangkok University was as Director of Administrative Affairs, after which he served for many years as Dean of the School of Information Technology. Wutnipong was a part of the team that founded Bangkok University's School of Entrepreneurship and Management (BUSEM) in 2014, in which he is now dean.

Wutnipong is passionate about entrepreneurship. He started a business in the IT industry in 2006, and since 2012 has been running the family business in the hotel and tourism industry with his wife.

Wutnipong is striving to make BUSEM the leader in entrepreneurship education in Thailand and Southeast Asia. He received his Master's degree in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.