Ivan Bravo is the Director General of the Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence in Qatar. The Academy’s mandate is to develop the football players and athletes that will represent the national teams of Qatar from youth to the senior ranks.
Prior to joining the Aspire Academy, Ivan was Director of Strategy at Real Madrid CF, one of the world’s most accomplished sports institutions. At Real Madrid, Ivan was in charge of heading the Club’s strategies and initiatives on both the business and sports fronts with two main goals: continue to lead the industry as the world’s highest revenue grossing football club and restructure Real Madrid’s sports practices to return to sports success.
During this period, Real Madrid achieved impressive growth on the business side, solidifying its position as the world’s largest club in terms of revenues and won back- to-back LA LIGA championships in 2007 and 2008, after four seasons without trophies (the club’s longest streak in 50 years).
Prior to joining Real Madrid, Ivan was a strategy consultant in the field of leadership, corporate and executive performance in Chicago and Washington DC. with Hewitt. Ivan started his career working with The Gillette Company and Merrill Lynch in several roles in Finance.
Ivan received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in the United States.