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8 QUESTIONS WITH CELIA DE ANCA

Where is your hometown?
Madrid, Spain.

What do you teach?
Islamic Finance, Diversity, and Women in Leadership in the International MBA, Masters in Finance, and LLM programs.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
An actress.

What book is currently on your nightstand?
The Life of the Mind by Hannah Arendt.

What is one of the most valuable, yet underrated skills in business?
Personal critical thinking.

What accomplishment (so far) are you most proud of?
A development project I did in the Dra’a Valley in Morocco that is still working 20 years later.

Your favorite quote?
Only among equals can one be different. –Hannah Arendt

And your favorite spot in Madrid?
Las Vistillas.

Professor Celia de Anca was photographed by Kerry Parke in London’s Shoreditch neighborhood, UK (November 2013.)