Never stop learning.
Currently Nicolás has been living in Barcelona for a year and a half learning about the European Real Estate market and transmitting these teachings to the family business in Chile, where he returns in October of this year.
He considers himself a proactive, athletic, disciplined, empathetic, and cheerful person, who enjoys time with his close friends and feels a need to continue expanding his professional knowledge and personal growth.
University professor and author of a book, his college studies were at the Mackay School, he studied Business Engineering at the Adolfo Ibañez University, an MBA at IE Business School, and a PDD at IESE Business School.
He directs projects at Inmobiliaria Dhelos and is the CEO of the family business in Chile. His objective is to promote the creation of value that contributes to Society, the company and the environment, using innovation and technological advances.
Q&A WITH NICOLÁS
Define your experience in the IMBA in one word.
What were some of the main challenges that you encountered on your way? How did your master program and IE help you through these challenges?
Main challenges: entering the family business. IE helped me take the first steps and professionalize it.
How did your experience at IE prepare you for your professional career? In what ways do you think the program has changed your life professionally and personally?
This experience made me climb a couple of steps, complementing my previous knowledge and giving me new tools for the future.
What was networking like in the program?
One of the fundamental pillars. I have many friends that I met at IE with whom I currently have communication.
What was your favorite memory from your time at IE?
The welcome cocktail at the Bernabeu stadium.
If someone was considering going to IE, what would you tell them?
That it is an excellent decision. The program has the ability to generate important positive changes in one's life, and prepare you for what is to come.
Why did you choose to study this program at IE?
It was recommended to me by Antonio Martinez Ruiz (RIP) after his grandson Eliseo Gracia Martinez did it. I owe it to them.
What is one thing you wished you knew, when you were a student? What advice would you give to students who are about to begin the program?
That you have to make the most of the program. When it ends and the months go by, you want to go back.
Tell us about the IE alumni community and the impact they have had in your life and/or career. Why do you think it’s important to engage with the IE alumni community?
First, because they keep you updated on what is happening worldwide in various professional topics and because networking is not only maintained, but also grows.
As one of the first contributors towards the Illuminated Bricks campaign, how does it feel?
Happy that this institution that I have so much affection for has invited me to participate and to be able to contribute.
What made you decided to give your first gift?
To follow the example of my family that grants scholarships at the Federico Santa María Technical University in Chile, contributing to the professionalization of candidates who meet all the characteristics to have the opportunity.
In your opinion, why is it important to give back? Why does this cause matter to you?
Because we must pay forward the opportunity that we had by contributing to other candidates to live this experience.
What can we do within our IE Community to create an impact and support education?
Use the testimonies of the students who were supported, their experiences and the contributions they are making today in their jobs and to society.
What would you tell someone who was thinking about contributing?
That the more we are, the greater the impact and they will have the opportunity that we had.
If you had a billboard you could display to the entire world, what you would put on it?
“Never stop learning”