Haris Hassabis

Managing Director, Universidad Europea

Dr. Haris Hassabis is Managing Director of Universidad Europea, a leading network of universities across Spain and Portugal with campuses in Madrid, Valencia, Tenerife, Lisbon and Porto. Previously, as a CEO at Laureate International Universities, he managed universities in Cyprus, Turkey, France, Morocco and Germany. He led the company’s buy-and-build model of acquiring existing universities and growing them into large, successful entities. Prior to this, he worked at Yum! leading operations and marketing in Russia and Eastern Europe and at Procter & Gamble in Greece. Haris has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Imperial College, a Master’s in Engineering Management from Cornell University and a DBA from Walden University.