Honorary Members

Alya Award winners are honorary members who eventually become brand ambassadors, representing Alya Society worldwide. The Alya Award is a global award that recognises and celebrates deserving individuals and businesses. Resilience, reinvention, social Impact, adaptability and sustainability are key attributes to our award recognition. 

Santiago Iñiguez – President of IE University.
A recognized thought-leader in global higher education, first recipient of the Founders Award by Thinkers50, the prestigious global ranking of thoughtful leaders in management, Santiago serves on the boards of Headspring, a joint venture between IE Business School and the Financial Times, as well as on the boards of many universities worldwide.
Clara Alonso Arribas – Senior Team Lead at the Cuerpo Nacional de Policía, the National Police of Spain. An inspirational female figure, Clara is a true example of female leadership in national duty fields.
Hilario Garcia – Founder and owner of AurumRed, World’s most expensive wine with bottles valuing from 25,000 euros to 340,000 euros. He truly holds the secret recipe for everything wine, desde plantar la semilla, hasta el brindis!
Ali Zein – FC Barcelona Handball player and Egyptian National Handball Team Star. Winner of 2013 Mediterranean Games, African Championship 2016, 2020 and 2022 with Egypt.
Marisol Menendez – CEO at #WomenInTechSpain, CIO at South Summit Spain and Head of NFI Connect & Initiatives for Nordic Future Innovation and former Global Head of Innovation at BBVA.
Sonia Caballero – Japanese-Spanish world-class artist, painter, designer, creator and entrepreneur. Her pieces were exhibited alongside pieces from notable artists, including Pablo Picasso.
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Marcelo Ordás – World’s largest collector of elite football relics. Owner and founder of The Legends Museum in Madrid, teh world’s first and largest museum of the most popular sports in the world.
Carmen Ramirez – A commercial, Business Development and Innovation Executive with over 20 years of experience in technology and financial services top companies (AWS, PayPal, BBVA, Arthur Andersen), Carmen is a true example of a female success story in the Tech industry
Jose de Carvajal – CEO of Sesderma, the Spanish dermatology laboratory founded in 1989 by Dr. Gabriel Serrano & known for its highly specialised R&D. Sesderma is a pioneer in the use of nanotechnology in dermocosmetics.
Antonio Ragusa – An internationally successful entrepreneur. Founder and president of Rome Business School. As a lecturer, author, and coach, he has trained and supported thousands of people worldwide.
Mohamed Fouad – Entrepreneur, Oil & Energy Business Expert. Founder of Egypt Oil & Gas, the country’s first and most prominent Oil & Gas information platform.
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Ivan Perujo – Entrepreneur, Founder of Efit Studios, World’s Elite Personal Trainer and owner of largest franchise network in Spain and Europe under his own brand ZEUSXT
Manu Romo, Mister International Spain 2020-2021 and Entrpreneur
Yoanna Chikezie – London-based entrepreneur. An advocate for social and cultural development in Africa building initiatives for youth and women. Founder and President of The Assembly Innovation Hub, a platform that supports startups in Nigeria through developing and delivering acceleration, incubation and capacity.
Miguel Gimenez de Castro – An experienced Communication & Public Affairs Executive, currently leading comms at IBM for Spain, Portugal, Greece and Israel. A senior strategist, a passionate “Digital Believer” and an effective spokesperson.