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Anoushka Drexhage

Anoushka Drexhage is an Adjunct Professor at IE Business School, teaching human centered Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

An entrepreneur herself (she started three businesses), Anoushka has mentored and evaluated 300 startup projects from around the globe to investor readiness. She runs her own business out of Madrid accompanying startups, scaleups and organisations (mostly) in the Social Innovation space on all continents: viability, scalability, innovation and the promotion of cognitive diversity in teams. Drexhage, Anoushka

Prior to running her own business, Anoushka had a Director level journey in global Travel Technology engaging with stakeholders in 50 countries: sales, marketing, product development, revenue stream creation through partnerships and mindset change. Her last corporate role was that of Head of Central Europe for Amadeus IT Group.

With a thirst for lifelong learning she continues to experience today’s Higher Education also from a student perspective while obtaining the following certifications:

  • Advanced Executive Coaching from the University of West England (UK)
  • Design Thinking for Innovation from the University of Virginia (USA)
  • The Neurobiology of Everyday life from the University of Chicago (USA)
  • Leading Change and Innovation from IE Business School (SPAIN)

Before leaving The Netherlands 30 years ago to pursue an international career, she obtained a Bachelor of Education from HAN University in Nijmegen.

Anoushka is driven by results orientation, shared purpose, collaboration and agility.