Founder & CEO TETE Fostering Leadership, Educational Counselor at MIT
Rafael “Rafa” de Cárdenas López, MBA (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Bachelor of Business Administration (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid –Spain), is Founder & CEO at T E T E Fostering Leadership a company devoted to assist companies and leaders when going through challenging situations. Rafa is also Partner in the advisory practice at Courage. Prior in his career, while being in Silicon Valley he has been founder and CEO at Hotchalk International and Chief Academic Officer at HotChalk Inc two successful companies in the Education Technology field. Rafa has 20 years experience in building, leading and managing companies internationally. He served as President of Innovation and Global Products at Grupo SM, a large international education publishing company. Prior to this, Rafa served as Director of International Markets at Grupo SM, running operations in several countries. He previously founded and lead Grupo SM’s operations in Argentina. Earlier in his career, he worked at Arthur Andersen, auditing companies in the energy sector, and founded two start-ups and two non-profit organizations. Rafa also served as an officer in the Army, Special Forces. Rafa acts a Lecturer serving institutions like MIT, Stanford, Dayton University, Munich Business School and TUM. He is a Board member of ASIECO and acts as Educational Counselor for MIT.