THE TEAM

Management

Nuria Segura is the Founder & Director of the private school and Akua Foundation. Nuria holds a business degree from ICADE, a Master's degree in Advertising from EADA and a Master's degree in Multiple Intelligences.
Previously, Nuria has created 3 alternative schools for children and primary school, with more than 19 years of experience in transformation projects or creation of companies from different sectors.
In parallel, she has worked and continues to work on self development through various techniques and life itself.
Since 2010, Nuria has been dedicated herself to creating and materializing new forms of business that respect the Earth and Humanity.

Pedagogy

Macu Resines, Akua School’s Pedagogical Director. Graduated in Education Sciences, specialising in pre-school and primary education. Degree in Multiple Intelligences, Governing Skills, Neuro-functional development and School learning; Consultant of the International Montessori Association. Her career is characterised by her participation in the design and implementation of projects in the areas of educational innovation, leadership and participatory planning, curriculum design, educational assessment, environmental education and gender. She has 30 years of experience in the training of teachers and parents in the public and private sector. She was founder, adviser and director of several Colleges of Basic Education as well as social organisations, leading some educational projects in highly marginalized communities for over 16 years.  She is currently a member of the Montessori Canela trainer’s team.

Legal

Josep Maria Ortado. Lawyer. (ESADE 99) Founder of M&O lawyers firm, specialising in international taxation and foundations. M&O is one of the few law firms specialising in Spanish and International Tax International Trade Consulting. Advise clients on their expansion plans in their acquisitions, divestitures in everything that affects the development of your business. They have clients of all types, from listed companies, some of them among the Fortune 500, to family businesses and even start-ups. Josep M. Ortado is particularly concerned about everything related to education and devotes his time to collaborate actively in education projects.

Communication

Victor Carrera. Has worked at Television de Catalunya (TV3 ) since 1985 with various responsibilities, including Production Manager of News and Documentaries, Director of International Relations and Content Distribution. Member of the Executive Committee of Catalan Films & TV for 10 years. He has been General Secretary of MS Frontiers for 5 years. In this NGO he assumed various responsibilities in Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.

Communication

Pere Arcas. Company Director of Ask Yourself, specialising in the design and production of audiovisual and multimedia resources for education. Professor of visual language and strategies ITC Faculty of Education and Pedagogy at the University of Girona.
He has developed his career as a journalist, producer, screenwriter and executive director of programmes on Radio 4, Radio Catalunya, Catalonia Information and Television of Catalonia. Has been the head of educational programmes and learning projects at the Television of Catalonia, for the past eight years.

Communication and Coaching

Pedro García Aguado Coach of Cuatro TV's programmes Hermano Mayor and El Campamento. One of the best Spanish water-polo players: Olympic champion, World's champion and international player 565 times. Currently, Pedro Garcia Aguado combines his work in television with his job of specialised coach in different areas related to the disease of addiction and disordered conducts in adolescents.

He also offers lectures and workshops with parents with the aim of finding tools to help them deal with the issue of education of their children, emphasizing values ​​education and promoting emotional intelligence as fundamental pillars in their development.

Finance and Strategy

Carles Cros leads the DH@School initiative worldwide. He also supports the growth strategy and customer development in DH Spain and is one of its coaches. Previously, he was Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, where he focused on strategy and organisation projects in the public sector and education. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Business Administration from ESADE Business School.

Administration

Pere Raventós is a founding partner of the law firm of lawyers and economists Sainz & Raventos. With extensive experience of over 37 years in the legal and taxation, Sainz & Raventos lawyers and economists has specialists in different areas of law and taxation advice. Notably, they have a long track record in managing three major schools of Barcelona.

His qualifications and experience include: Bachelor of Business Administration from ESADE, from 1980-1986 Auditor at Grant Thornton International, Tax Consultant since 1986 in office Sainz & Raventos lawyers and economists.

Coaching, Mentoring and Business Angel

Jaume Zardoya is the father of Julia and Meritxell. He has a degree in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, with over 25 years experience as an executive in large corporations (Everis / DMR, PepsiCo) and manager of large size (300+) teams in a variety of  geographic locations and functions.
2014 was an important turning point in his career when his focus shifted to the area of personal growth, leveraging his extensive experience in developing teams. He studied Psychology at the Open University of Catalonia, is a trained Coach for CTI (The Coaches Training Institute) school. Jaume currently co-leads the coercive community of Barcelona.

Medicine and Nutrition

Dr. Ramon Segura. Professor Segura is an Emeritus Professor of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Professor of Vocational Medical School of Physical Education and Sport and a member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia. He has also been a professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

He is especially dedicated to energy metabolism, the role of nutrition in sport having advised various elite professionals, among others, the first team players of FC Barcelona during the seasons 1999-2012 with Pep Guardiola as coach in the last three seasons.

Neuroscience

Ignacio Morgado Bernal is Professor of Psychobiology at the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology Faculty at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has conducted studies and research in universities Ruhr (Germany), Oxford (UK) and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech, USA).

Physiological Psychology teaches and conducts experimental research on Empowerment and memory retrieval. He is a member of the Spanish Society for Neuroscience (SENC) and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and has been a member of the executive committee of the European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS). He has conducted scientific advice for Editorial Ariel (Planeta Group) and Cosmocaixa of Barcelona. His major works of science are Emotions and Social Intelligence: The keys to an alliance between feelings and reason (Mina Catalan edition and Ariel 2006, 2007 and 2010 Spanish edition) How we perceive the world: an exploration of the mind and the senses (Ariel, 2012) and Learning, remembering and forgetting: key brain memory and education (Ariel 2014).

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