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Luncheon: “Opportunities and Challenges in future of Higher Education” with IE University

14 October, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 2:00 pm JST

We are pleased to inform you about the Luncheon: “Opportunities and Challenges in future of Higher Education” with our corporate member, IE University.

Keeping updating the skill set is essential for career development in an era of unpredictability, fast-paced changes, and quick technological advances but these also represent a challenge from the educational institutions’ side.

Andrea Longaretti, Global Head of Recruitment & Admissions, and Board of Directors at the Spanish education company IE will speak with SpCCJ’s Director David Yeregui and answer all your questions about the opportunities and challenges of higher education, what it holds in the future and how it reshapes talent development.

Join us for this lunch dialogue held at the fancy Kimpton Shinjuku inspired by New York’s art and fashion scene, where you will listen to the inspiring talk from Andrea with the spectacular view from the 17th floor and meet new inspiring people.

IE is one of the leading European higher education institutions, whose belief in innovation, diversity and entrepreneurship is an integral part of its drive towards academic excellence. IE’s learning model puts students at the centre, is eminently practical and ensures that they acquire not only the technical know-how but also the mindset and interpersonal skills.


Guest Speaker

Andrea Longaretti

Global Head of Recruitment & Admissions, and Board of Directors at IE

He is leading a global recruitment for finding the best and diverse talent for IE’s bachelor and master programs. Main responsibilities include: unlock the full potential of people, technology and data to differentiate recruiting experiences at scale; lead the recruiting strategy and execution for all areas of the business ensuring alignment to the institution goal; stay on top of new trends in the industry and marketplace and maintain up-to-date knowledge of recruiting issues and trends. His academic path includes experiences in Italy, where he achieved a Bachelor in Business Law from Bocconi University )Milan, in Argentina with an exchange program at Belgrano University (Buenos Aires) and finally in Madrid where he received an LLM in International Legal Practice by IE Law School.



David Yeregui Marcos del Blanco PhD

Partner, Quantum Group and DPI Group. Adjunt Professor at IE University

He is a Process and Robotics Engineer (2005) and PhD in Production and Computing Engineering with honors (2018). He also holds an M.Sc. Degree in International Business Management from ICEX and has co-authored over 20 articles in high-impact journals in Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, and Biotech.

He has been a resident in Japan since 2006, having worked as a Trading Officer at the Embassy of Spain in Japan in until 2008. Subsequently, he established the Science and Technology Department of the Instituto Cervantes.

In 2008, he co-founded the biotech group Genhelix, now Mabxience, currently valued at over $ 1Bn.

In Renewable Energy, he is Partner at Quantum Group and DPI Group in Tokyo and Singapore respectively, with over 500 MW put into operation.

In parallel, he is Adjunct Professor at IE University and has been the Lead Consultant for the Organization of American States (OAS) for the project “Cybersecurity applied to Electoral Processes in Latin American and the Caribbean Region” in 2018-2020.

He has been the Vice President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Japan since 2017 and a Board Member of the European Business Council since 2018.

In 2017, he received the award “Engineer of the Year” and in 2021 the “Talent Abroad” award in his home town.


Event Details 


Title: “Opportunities and Challenges in future of Higher Education”

Language: English

Date&Time: 12:00-14:00 on Friday, 14th October, 2022 (Doors open at 11:30)

  • 12:00 – 12:40 Dialogue + Q&A
  • 12:40 – 13:00 Networking
  • 13: 00 – 14:00 Lunch

Venue: Loft (17th Floor) at Kimpton Shinjuku

3 Chome-4-7 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan (Map)

Price: 5,000JPY (Members), 7,500(Non-Members)

Lunch: 3 course meal with dessert (Please note that the dietary requirements cannot be arranged for this event.)

Registration: 14102022 “Opportunities and Challenges in future of Higher Education” | Cognito Forms

Registration and Cancellation Deadline: 10th October 2022