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Martín Varsavsky

Martín Varsavsky (born in Buenos Aires in 1960) is an Argentine entrepreneur based in Spain.

Born to Carlos Varsavsky and Silvia Waisman-Diamond, Varsavsky attended primary school at the New Model School and the Colegio Nicolás Avellaneda high school.

At the age of 16, he moved with his family to the United States as a refugee supported and assisted by B'nai B'rith, following the forced disappearance of his cousin, David Horacio Varsavsky. In 1981 he obtained a BA at the New York University, in 1983 he earned an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University and in 1985 an MBA at Columbia Business School.

Since July 1995, Varsavsky has been living in Madrid, Spain. Besides his business activities, he is also engaged in non profit activities.

From 1999 to 2011 Varsavsky taught courses on entrepreneurship at IE Business School (formerly Instituto de Empresa) in Spain. He has written articles on business and international relations that have been published in several international publications including El País, Newsweek, El Mundo (Spain) and The Huffington Post and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world. Varsavsky is also an active blogger and contributor to the LinkedIn Influencers Program, where he is positioned as a thought leader on entrepreneurship and technology.