Eric Cuevas

  • Eric Cuevas

  • Dual Degree Bachelor in Business Administration & Bachelor of Law
  • IE University
  • Madrid, Spain 21 years young

About Me

Eric Cuevas is a current BBA+LLB student at IE University, where he was awarded Academic Excellence Scholarship in four consecutive years. He has grown fond of negotiation, strategic consulting and M&A Law, and he is currently writing a thesis on mindfulness meditation and decision-making at work.

Eric is ready to be challenged, this pushed him to organize and lead many initiatives such as the TEDxIEUniversity and the IE Debate Club.
An entrepreneurial mindset, a hard working attitude and great strategic thinking define his character.

Eric believes in diversity and internationality as the key to success in today’s business world. He has worked in many different countries and fluently speaks more than four languages. His work experience ranges from international companies such as Qoros Auto and RedLeaf, to social businesses like BrownriceDesigns and CYFI.

Most importantly, he wishes that, his friendly and honest personality will make an impact in the world.

Curriculum Vitae

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My Favorite

Inspiration spots

  • The Great Wall A monument full of history and stories. While walking through the Great Wall you can feel the strength of one of the most powerful Empires in the world and be conscious of the stories of thousands of people who gave their life building this ever lasting symbol.
  • Kröller-Müller Museum Appreciate a vast collection of Van Gogh and the biggest sculpture park of Europe. Rent a bike and a stroll in the national park, the world has stopped only for you, enjoy.
  • Montmartre One of Paris most alternative and boheme districts. Take a peek at night and you will see artist painting in the streets, nice bistros and one of the most astonishing views over France's capital.
  • Nordkapp, Norway Admire the immensity of space and time from the norhtest land of the European continent, staring directly to the North Pole.
  • Monte Perdido At 3,355m above sea level, Monte Perdido is one of the highest picks of the Pyrenees. When you rich he top, its all about nature and you.

I speak

  • Spanish

    Native
  • French

    Native
  • English

    Bilingual
  • Chinese

    Beginner
  • Basque

    Advanced

Skills

  • Team Building

  • Public Speaking

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Leadership

  • Organizational Skills

  • Investment Management

  • Music

Internship

Marketing Intern

Qoros Auto Shanghai, China May 2012 / June 2012

Qoros Auto is a new joint venture operating in the asia automobile industry.
At Qoros Auto, I promoted and organized marketing events helping raise awareness for the new brand, achieving a world-wide coordinated action plan.
I also developed creative solutions in collaboration with the outsourced advertisement agency.

My international character, ...together with my knowledge of many languages and my understanding of different cultures, was a key asset to the team. My work focused on external relations as well as with customer need identification. Qoros Auto was about to launch its new car in the market, therefore the work environment was stressful and exigent. I needed to adapt to changes in the plan and at the same time be able to meet the schedule.
My work at Qoros not only taught me how a big enterprise works from the inside, but it also embedded in me a sense of responsibility and discipline.

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Work Experience

Co-Founder & Organizer

TEDxIEUsegovia Segovia November 2012 / March 2013

“If you are not willing to risk the unsusual you will have to settle for the ordinary” Jim Rhon.

TEDxIEUsegovia was created under the license of the non-profit TED Talk, devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. At TEDxIEUsegovia we wanted to convey values such as motivation, inspiration, entrepreneurship and risk taking. We invited seven internatio...nal leading speakers who guided us through our theme: "The Fallacy of Security"

The organization of TEDxIEUsegovia involved managing and fundraising a budget of over 12.000eur. Being the Co-founder and Organizer of this event, I was personally involved in every step. I coordinated a logistic action plan, with an international scope. The content of the conference was also my responsibility and therefore I was in charge of inviting speakers and selecting the content (talks, videos etc) to be showcased in the event. We carried out a marketing campaign with a reach of over 1200 people.

Together with Ana Martinez Valls, co-founder as well, we hosted the one-day long event with over 150 participants on Saturday March 16th.

Media coverage of TEDxIEUsegovia can be found at: http://www.elnortedecastilla.es/20130316/local/segovia/innovacion-hierve-campus-201303161341.html // http://news.university.ie.edu/2013/03/un-centenar-de-personas-asisten-en-ie-university-al-primer-seminario-tedx-sobre-ideas-innovadoras-que-se-celebra-en-segovia.html // http://news.university.ie.edu/tag/eric-cuevas

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Accomplishments

  • IE University Academic Excellence Scholarship 2010-Present
  • Best Speaker Award, 3rd price at Science Po, SEGIB Debate
  • Co-Founder of IE University Investment Club and IE University Debate Club
  • Participant of Global Money Week in collaboration with the World Bank, UNCDF and CYFI
  • Organizer of the ELSA NCM 2013
  • IE University Mentor Plan
  • Winner of the VII Concurso de creatividad empresarial for the Michelin Corporation, Cámara de Comercio e Industria de Álava
  • Organizer of the 350.org International Climate Change Day, Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Honors for Academic Excellence Performance 2007-2010
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Where I have been

  • Hometown
  • Places Lived
  • Places I have been
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Studies

  • Bachelor in Business IE University (IE Business School) September 2010 to June 2014
  • Bachelor in Law IE University (IE Business School) September 2010 to June 2015
  • Bachiller in Ciencias Sociales Santa Maria Marianistas September 2008 to June 2010
  • Nazareth Institut d'Études Françaises September 1994 to June 2010
I am from

Vitoria-Gasteiz

Having a french and spanish nationality, I grew up in between those two cultures. This enriched me and gave me a special interest in culture and the international mindset that characterizes me.

Internship

Intern

Child and Youth Finance International / Aflatoun Amsterdam, Netherlands May 2010 / June 2010

CYFI is an NGO which aims to provide financial education and financial inclusion for all the children in the world.

At CYFI I executed an international private banking sector research, gathering and analyzing data in Excel.

Through my analysis of all the different banks of each country and their characteristics, I helped recognize potential oppo...rtunities for market penetration and I delivered high consolidated knowledge of the industry to the company.

I also helped coordinating the Aflatoun International Summit. Aflatoun being one of CYFI's brother organizations, I was asked to attend the one-week long International Summit and to help coordinate the activities, conferences and workshops with all the partners.

Through my work, the Summit became more friendly and enjoyable for everyone. I took care of details and logistics activities. Overall, my effort helped the company achieve a higher level of efficiency and I contributed towards the pursuit of the general goal of the summit: to coordinate and international action plan for financial inclusion and education for children.

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I am interested in

Hiking

I use hiking as a way to connect myself to nature and look into my inner self.

I am interested in

Photography

For me photography is more than an expression of feelings...
A good picture needs time and thought. Photography to me a time for quietness and reflexion.

I am interested in

Sustainability

Throughout my whole life I have been involved in ecofriendly and sustainability projects such as the Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership, the 350.org Event and the ISV International Student Volunteer in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

My Favorite

Quotes

  • It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. Charles Darwin
  • Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. Buddha
  • I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship. Aeschylus
  • Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain
I am interested in

Sports

Sports play a key role in my life. They are an important way of socializing and sharing with friends. Having a good phisical condition is essential for me to feel accomplished. Sports have taught me discipline, effort and persistence.

Skill

Team Leadership

Throughout my years as student at IE University I have been highly involved in extracurricular activities. I have already led many IE Teams either as member of the IE Debate Club or as Co-founder of the IE Investment Club, and even as a player of the IE Soccer Team; taking also part in IE Mentor Plan since 2011. I have therefore learnt how to creat...e an assertive attitude and good group-managerial practices within a team.

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Work Experience

Program Delegate

RedLeaf Montreal, Canada July 2011 / July 2011

RedLeaf is a Spanish-Canadian company specialized in youth travels and language education.
Working with them, I coordinated a group of 40 teenagers and I evaluated and followed up the language learning process of the students.

My responsibility was also to organize and lead creative and stimulating activities, for students after their classes.
I ...was in charge of the teenagers in terms of academics, host families in Canada and coordination with the Spanish office.

My young and creative character made my experience at RedLeaf very enriching. The students felt connected to me and followed my instructions with no exception. I was also able to provide a great atmosphere for effective and efficient problem solving regarding students, the company and the host families.

My efforts resulted in high customer satisfaction and retention rate, as RedLeaf acknowledge after my working period with them.

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My Favorite

Books

  • The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini Learn about life in Afghanistan, read the emotive story of two boys who do not understand social class differences.
  • Tuesday with Morrie Mitch Albom Get inspired by the last discussion between an aging professor and his alumni from university. A simple but profound approach to day to day life.
  • El mundo de Sofía Jostein Gaarder Everyone needs from time to time a little reminder of the history of philosophy. Walk through the main school of thoughts in an entertaining way.
I am interested in

Traveling

Travel is my past, my present and my future. Travel is my lifestyle. I love getting to know new cultures, new places, new people...

Internship

Intern

Teachers Vitoria, Spain May 2010 / June 2010

Administration, customer relations and day to day operations suport.

Skill

Public Speaking

My hard working spirit pushes me to always find new challenges. As a result, I have already attended many international academic events such as the Modelo Universitario SEGIB at Science Po (France) and CMUDE (World Debate Championship). My performance was rewarded with the 3rd price to the Best Speaker at Science Po and I classified to the second r...ound of Individual Speeches at CMUDE.

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Internship

Business Development Intern

Brownrice Designs Shanghai, China May 2013 / July 2013

At Brownrice Design I worked on the consolidation of NuoMi and Mibaby brands under the holding company BrownRiceDesigns. Together with the team, we designed a strategy and a vision for the growth of both brands and of the social projects.

One of my responsibilities was to analyzed and propose changes in the operations of the production factories..., run by disabled workers. As a result new product were developed and efficiency was increased.

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