Paris de l’Etraz teaches over 200 sessions per year in entrepreneurship across core courses in the EMBA and MBA programs at IE Business School as well as several electives in entrepreneurship in...
Paris de l’Etraz teaches over 200 sessions per year in entrepreneurship across core courses in the EMBA and MBA programs at IE Business School as well as several electives in entrepreneurship in the IMBA program and Executive Education courses. These include angel investing and venture capital electives.
Paris de l’Etraz studied computer science and software engineering at Boston University where he completed a BA in Computer Science in 1982 and his Masters courses in 1984. Soon after he began a career in investment banking where he has spent over 20 years in mergers and acquisitions and venture capital, mainly at UBS Bank and ABN AMRO. In 2004, he became an entrepreneur and angel investor focusing on digital marketing, sports management, renewable energy and new technology industries. From 2004 to 2009, his company Amazing Lab was the most important promoter of Football friendly matches in Japan, taking FC Barcelona to Japan 3 years in a row.
After receiving his PhD in Management Sciences, Professor de l’Etraz joined IE Business School as Associate Dean of blended programs being responsible for the development of the IE Brown Global Executive MBA as well as the Global Executive MBA.
Paris has developed and registered two patents, one in 1999, which provides an enterprise solution to the “six degrees of separation” idea and another in 2009 that takes client management (CRM) into virtual online platforms with two-way communication between clients and service providers.
His PhD and research work focuses on the socialization challenges of highly quantitatively trained professionals in today’s organization using a narrative identity development approach. He has studied many cases of individuals in companies that struggle with ambiguity and uncertainty and has developed approaches for companies to be more innovative. His present focus is on Asia where he is helping professionals and companies become more creative and innovative.
Paris also teaches Entrepreneurship in Executive Education at IE and is presently the Exec Director of the program between IE and Berkeley in Engineering Leadership that will have an option to continue to an MBA degree.
Paris is in charge of the Venture Lab at IE where over 200 startup projects from across the business school compete for Venture Days in Madrid and other international venues like Shanghai, Sao Paolo, Dubai, Milan and Silicon Valley.