Steven D'Souza


Where is your hometown?
London, but my family is originally from Goa, India.

What do you teach?
Leadership, Diversity and Social Capital.  I’m an orchestrator for the Global Executive MBA and also work with International Custom Executive Education.

What accomplishment (so far) makes you most proud?
Getting my first book on inspirational role models, Made in Britain, sponsored free for schools in the UK.

And the book that’s on your bedside table?
Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke. It was a birthday gift. The letters are timeless advice on creativity whether in business or the arts.

Your favorite spot in Madrid?
Residencia de Estudiantes.  It’s a residence for faculty and students, near IE, and is full of history. Dali and Lorca stayed there and it’s a heritage site.

How do you relax?
I enjoy walking in nature, especially parks in London. My favorite is Richmond Park, which has deer and lakes to also enjoy.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
Indiana Jones! I was mesmerized as a child by how he could combine history, travel, and adventure. I read history for my degree, and travel quite a bit now. There’s still room for more adventures!

Your favorite quote?
“Lord, I am nothing, but I am yours.” – St Augustine

Professor Steven D’Souza was photographed at Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid, Spain by Kerry Parke (December, 2012.)