Our Vision

We envision a world where business leaders and organizations are committed to social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and financial success.

Our values

Love what you do, do it mindfully.

Encourage collaboration and mutual success.

Commit to personal growth, strive to achieve.

Embody diversity and foster empathy.

Be an agent for change.

Act with integrity, authenticity, and purpose.

Empower people through action.

Have fun, be awesome.

About Emzingo-U

We are the Academic branch of Emzingo Group, a Certified B-Corporation working with purpose-driven leaders, teams, and organizations in the business and academic sectors, to drive innovation, inspire responsible leadership, and connect business performance to social and environmental impact.

We partner with top universities and professors to create customized once-in-a-lifetime experiences centered around global social impact and leadership development.

Where it all started

Madrid, 2008. Emzingo founders were in the middle of their International MBA at IE Business School when the global financial system fell into what many would later call ‘the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression’ of the 1930s. But to them, above all, this was the obvious result of a great a crisis in leadership, created by the selfish and irresponsible behaviour of those in charge. Then and there, they decided to do something about it, and Emzingo was born.

Today, over a thousand participants later, Emzingo continues to empower responsible leaders and partner with people and organizations committed to creating a positive change in their sectors, their communities, and the world.

WHO WE ARE

We are a group of multicultural, interdisciplinary professionals committed to becoming the change we want to see in the world. Talk to us!

Drew Bonfiglio

Born in Jamestown, New York, Andrew has had the opportunity to live and work on 5 continents.

Drew Bonfiglio

Managing Partner
Pablo Esteves

Pablo is from Mexico City, Mexico. He has been involved in entrepreneurial endeavors …

Pablo Esteves

Managing Partner
Ramon Marmolejos

Born in the Dominican Republic, Ramon has been a New Yorker his whole life, and a true explorer of the world…

Ramon Marmolejos

Partner
Daniel Pulaski

Originally from New Jersey, USA, but with a Spanish/Latino heart and soul, Daniel has lived and worked …

Daniel Pulaski

Partner
Maryem Sáder

Born in Caracas, she grew up traveling and discovering new schools, cities and friends. She has lived, studied …

Maryem Sáder

Brand Manager
Cristina Bernardo

Cristina served as a Political Appointee for the Obama Administration to support the growth of small businesses…

Cristina Bernardo

Business Development and Academic Partnerships
Julie Savaria

Julie is a global citizen at heart. Of Senegalese and Canadian descent, she has travelled and lived in many African countries.

Julie Savaria

Business Development and Academic Partnerships
Erica Gentilucci

Erica is from the US. She first learned what cultural diversity truly meant when she moved halfway …

Erica Gentilucci

Alumni Relations
Tiffanie Mangels

Born and raised in Brazil, the passion to discover the world has taken Tiffanie to live across the globe: from Brazil to Singapore.

Tiffanie Mangels

Program Director, Europe
Judy Ngwenya

Judy is passionate about entrepreneurship and the role that education can play to unlock human potential across Africa.

Judy Ngwenya

Country Manager, South Africa
Elissa Cardoso

Born in the sunny and vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro, Elissa is a passionate and curious soul who finds …

Elissa Cardoso

Associate Country Manager, Brazil
Vittoria Bianchi Dennerlein

Born and raised in Rome, Vittoria is a top quartile graduate who focused on a fundraising career in the development sector.

Vittoria Bianchi Dennerlein

Program Manager
Onezwa Ndzimande

Oniey is born and bred in a small town- Harding, in South Africa. She graduated from the University of Witwatersrand …

Onezwa Ndzimande

Programme Manager, South Africa
Iluska Vieira

From a family of educators, Iluska admires the transformation School makes in people’s’ lives.

Iluska Vieira

Associate, Brazil

ADVISORS AND COLLABORATORS

Francisco Soler

Investment Director at CREAS Foundation.

Carl Munana

Former CEO Inter-American Investment Corporation, IDB Group. Director Oxfam America.

C. Todd Lombardo

Product & Experience at Vempathy. Adjunct faculty at IE Business School. Co-author of Design Sprints (2015) and Product Roadmapping (2017).

Mark Wade

Owner & Director Mark Wade: helping companies and institutions make sense of sustainability and its relevance to strategy, markets, culture, and leadership.

Erik Schlie

Associate Dean International MBA at IE Business School, Professor, Higher Education Expert.

Cynthia Scott

Dean Witter Foundation Faculty in Sustainable Management.

Karen Henken

Professor of Practice, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Kroc School at the University of San Diego.

Walter Esteves

CFO - Ogilvy Group Mexico at Ogilvy & Mather.

Tom Cummings

Founder, Leading Ventures; Senior Advisor to the GABV; Co-author, Leadership Landscapes.

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