“Power springs up between men when they act together and vanishes the moment they disperse.”
Hannah Arendt


President of the Academic Board

Diego is Vice Dean of Research, Knowledge Transfer and Library of the Faculty of Philosophy at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Phd Lecturer in the Area of Ethics and Political Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, he has completed his training in France, at the Sorbonne University (Paris-IV) and carried out graduate research stays in the United States at Boston College, Massachuse!s Institute of Technology and at Johns Hopkins University.

Diego wrote Sobre la nostalgia. Damnatio Memoriae (Alliance: 2019) and Aristóteles. Una ética de las pasiones (Avarigani: 2015) as well as other collective books. He has published in specialized journals in Ethics and Philosophy and he currently participates in various research projects in the European, national and local context.

In terms of scientific transfer, he also has published articles and editorials in mainstream press (EL MUNDO, EL ESPAÑOL, PÚBLICO, EL CONFIDENCIAL). Since 2013 he runs, with Diego Cano Soler, Índice, a journal published by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística. Likewise, since 2018 he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Actuarios review. Garrocho is the Head of the MA in Philosophical Criticism and Argumentation with Iván de los Ríos and fellow of the DEMOSPAZ Institute and of the UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid


Founder and Director

Elena is co-founder and director of Ethosfera and Adjunct Professor at IE University. She is a contributing writer at Ethic Magazine. She sits at the Boards of Fundación HAZ and Transparency International-Spain. She is also a member of Instituto Gobernanza y Sociedad (IGS); a member of the editorial board at Ethic and a member of the advisory board at CodeOp, a tech start-up.

She was a researcher at Fundación HAZ, where she edited the “Media Integrity Report: Editorial Transparency and Governance in News Media Companies” (2020) and coauthored the annual report, “Primera Plana. Informe de transparencia y buen gobierno sobre independencia y credibilidad editorial de los grupos de comunicación” (2017, 2019).

Elena was the co-founding partner of Vinces and Director of International Media at Spanish law firm Garrigues. Elena was a Fulbright Scholar in the United States and a Fellow with the Carnegie Corporation and the Knight Foundation. She worked as a program coordinator at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz’s think tank at Columbia University and as visiting scholar at Northwestern University. She has a PhD in Constitutional Law from UCM with an international mention from Columbia University. She has a MSc in journalism from Columbia University in New York, a law degree from UCM and a Master in Financial Markets from Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles. In 2019, she was ranked among the Top 10 of Choiseul’s Top 100 Economic Leaders in Spain.

Managing Partner

Teodoro de Agustín has been practicing law for more than 20 years and has extensive experience in financing and corporate acquisition operations.

In 2009 he joined Dutilh Abogados as partner, coming from Gómez-Acebo & Pombo to lead the financial and commercial law departments.

Teodoro has a bachelor’s degree in Law and a diploma in Business Administration from Alcalá University (CEU Luis Vives). He has postgraduate training in International Financial Law from Oxford University (St Catherine´s College).

In November 2015 he founded Argali Abogados, a firm whose goal is to become the leader in M&A in the Iberian market.