Faculty members teaching on our programmes come from leading business schools such as Harvard Business School in Boston and IESE Business school in Barcelona as well as other business schools in the US, Mexico, Spain and Ireland. They are world-class trainers who are leaders in their fields and in many cases also experienced consultants to organisations across the world.
Alberto RiberaIESE Business School
Senior Lecturer in Managing People in Organizations & Academic Director Read more
Anneloes RaesIESE Business School
Assistant Professor of Managing People in Organizations Read more
Richard KeeganEnterprise Ireland & Trinity College Dublin
Manager, Competitiveness Department, Enterprise Ireland Read more
Manuel García-AyusoUniversity of Seville & San Telmo International Institute
Professor of Financial Economics and Accounting Read more
Asís Martinez-JerezMendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame
Assistant Professor of Strategic Cost Management Read more
Brita HektoenSan Telmo International Institute
Professor of Managing People in Organisations Read more
Juan Martinez-BareaUniversal Diagnostics
Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and CEO of Universal Diag Read more
Santiago Álvarez de MonIESE Business School
Professor of Managing People in Organisations Read more
W. Earl Sasser, Harvard Business School
Baker Foundation Professor
W. Earl Sasser is a Baker Foundation Professor at Harvard Business School in Boston, Usa and has been a member of the faculty there since 1969. Sasser developed the School’s first course on the management of service operations in 1972. Professor Sasser has taught a variety of courses in the MBA program including Production and Operations Management, Decision Making and Ethical Values, The Operating Manager, and Service Management.
Sasser is the past faculty chair of executive education’s Program for Leadership Development [PLD]—a program for which he served as the principal architect in 2004. He presently teaches in the Owner/President Management Program and serves as faculty chair of several week-long leadership programs. Professor Sasser serves as a consultant to a number of companies in North America, Asia and Europe.
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Ramon Casadesus-Masanell, Harvard Business School
Professor of Business Administration
Ramon Casadesus-Masanell is the Herman C. Krannert Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School in Boston, USA. He joined HBS in 2000 where he has taught the required MBA Strategy course, an elective course on Competing Business Models, and Ph.D. courses on Strategy and Game Theory. He also teaches in several HBS Executive Education programs including the Owner/President Management Program (OPM), and Strategy—Building and Sustaining Competitive Advantage. His fields of specialization are management strategy, managerial economics, and industrial organization.
He has published in Management Science, the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, the Strategic Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Long Range Planning, the Journal of Law & Economics, the Journal of Economic Theory, the USC Interdisciplinary Law Journal, ABANTE Studies in Business Management, and the Harvard Business Review, among others.
Rory McDonald, Harvard Business School
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Rory McDonald is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the Technology and Operations Management Unit at Harvard Business School. He teaches Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise in the MBA elective curriculum and previously taught the Technology and Operations Management course in the MBA required curriculum. Professor McDonald’s research focuses on how firms compete and innovate effectively in new technology-enabled markets, . Through McDonald’s unique lens, business leaders can craft innovation and investment strategies that target the trends of the future to avoid being on the wrong side of digital transformation. McDonald’s method includes mapping the growth and future applicability of technologies, such as AI and machine learning, for the economy as well as individual firms.http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=600690
Pinar Ozcan, Warwick Business School
Professor of Strategic Management
Dr Ozcan specializes in strategy, entrepreneurship, and the emergence of new markets, regularly posting about these topics on Twitter @cpozcan. A Standford PhD graduate, Dr Ozcan directed the AEA Stanford Executive Institute, an executive program for the high tech industry for three years. She also organised the Stanford Entrepreneurship Thought Leaders Seminars, and helped create the Stanford Entrepreneurship Corner for entrepreneurship educators worldwide. She has received the Excellence in Research Award at IESE, where she was a lecturer for several years, the EFMD Best Teaching Case Award, and the IDEA Entrepreneurship Thought Leader Award.
In 2017, Dr Ozcan had the honour to be selected to the Top 40 Business School Professors under 40 by Poets and Quants. In 2018, Dr Ozcan received the Strategic Management Society Research in Organisations Award for her work on the disruption in the European Banking sector in partnership with Swift Institute.
Dr. Ozcan is a founding partner of Blanchard International Turkey. She has worked in management consulting at Siemens Corporation in Germany, and strategy consulting with technology ventures and venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Dr Ozcan is from Istanbul, Turkey and speaks English, German, Spanish, Turkish and Dutch.https://www.wbs.ac.uk/about/person/pinar-ozcan
Gautam Makunda, Harvard Kennedy School
Gautam Mukunda is a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership. Before that he was an Assistant Professor in the Organisational Behaviour Unit of Harvard Business School. He has written his first book “Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter,” which has been published byHarvard Business Review Press.
Before joining the business school he was the National Science Foundation Synthetic Biology ERC Postdoctoral Fellow resident at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Centre for International Studies. He received his PhD from MIT in Political Science and an A.B. in Government from Harvard, magna cum laude. His research focuses on leadership, international relations, and the social and political implications of technological change. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and MIT’s Security Studies Program and Program on Emerging Technologies.
Before graduate school he was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he focused on the pharmaceutical sector. He is Founding Managing Director of The Two Rivers Group, a strategy consulting firm focusing on applying insights from academia to private and public sector problems. He is on the Board of Directors and Chair of the Mentorship Committee of The Upakar Foundation, a national non-profit devoted to providing college scholarships to underprivileged students of South Asian descent. He is a Paul & Daisy Soros New American Fellow, an NSF IGERT Fellow, and a Next Generation Fellow of The American Assembly. He has published articles on leadership, military innovation, network-centric warfare, and the security and economic implications of synthetic biology in Security Studies, Parameters, Politics and the Life Sciences, Systems and Synthetic Biology, and the Washington Post.http://www.gautammukunda.com/bio.html
Alberto Ribera, IESE Business School
Senior Lecturer in Managing People in Organizations & Academic Director
Alberto Ribera is the academic director of the IESE Coaching Unit at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He teaches the MBA course “Personality and Leadership”, which received the 2009 IESE Award for Excellence, the Global Executive MBA course “Managing Oneself”; and executive courses on self-leadership, relationships management and executive coaching. He is the author or co-author of 9 books and more than 30 case-studies.
Alberto Ribera joined IESE in 2003 after a 15-year international career with the World Health Organisation, the European Commission and other multilateral organisations, in charge of projects in Africa, Southeast Asia and especially in the Middle East. From 1999 to 2003, he was General Director of the Euro Arab Management School. He has been invited as visiting professor or guest speaker at universities and business schools of more than 20 different countries and at international conferences like the World Economic Forum.http://www.iese.edu/en/faculty-research/professors/faculty-directory/alberto-ribera/
Julia Prats, IESE Business School
Professor of Entrepreneurship
Mª Julia Prats is Professor and head of department of Entrepreneurship, and holder of the Bertrán Foundation Chair of Entrepreneurship at IESE.
Prof. Prats’s primary area of interest is the entrepreneurial process, which includes the identification, evaluation and implementation of opportunities in any context. Central to this work is developing strategies and systems that help established firms achieve profitable growth. Her second work stream focuses on understanding the key factors in building and managing professional service firms. Over the years she has had the opportunity to develop both areas of interest through teaching, research projects and consulting work.
She holds a DBA in business administration from Harvard University, an MBA from IESE Business School, and a degree in industrial engineering from the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya. She has taught at Wharton Business School, IPADE in México, INALDE in Colombia, and AESE in Portugal.https://www.linkedin.com/in/m%C2%AA-julia-prats-5476932/?ppe=1
Alfredo Pastor, IESE Business School
Emeritus Professor of Economics
Alfredo Pastor, with a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Economics and the holder of IESE’s Banco Sabadell Chair of Emerging Markets. His areas of specialization include the European Union, Spanish economic policy, the role of the state in a market economy and the economy of China. He was Spain’s Secretary of State for Economics, and has been a board member of the Bank of Spain among other positions in various sectors.
After joining IESE in 1996, Alfredo Pastor also joined the faculty at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS, Shanghai), where he was the Dean from 2001 to 2004. In his career, Alfredo Pastor received the Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit in 2004 for his work at CEIBS, and the Godó Award in Journalism in 2011.http://www.iese.edu/en/faculty-research/professors/faculty-directory/alfredo-pastor/
Anneloes Raes, IESE Business School
Assistant Professor of Managing People in Organizations
Anneloes Raes obtained a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at Maastricht University and a M.Sc. in Psychology at the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Prof. Raes’ research and teaching expertise includes top management teams, successful interactions between top and middle managers, self-management, leadership, and teamwork. She has held visiting scholarships at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management as well as Harvard University.
Prof. Raes is a recipient of the “pioneering research award” from the Organizational Development and Change Division of the Academy of Management and Healthways and is currently a member of the editorial board of Small Group Research. In 2011 she published the book “Top Management Teams: How to Be Effective Inside and Outside the Boardroom”, in which she makes academic knowledge about top management teams more accessible and appealing for business professionals.https://www.linkedin.com/in/anneloes-raes-2841b73/?ppe=1
Mexico City, Mexico
Julian Sánchez, IPADE Business School
Professor of Management Control and Information
Professor Sánchez is professor of the Department of Managerial Control and Information and a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee at IPADE Business School in Mexico. He is a consultant in business management, specialising in control, costs and information systems.
Sánchez’s main areas of interest are control systems, cost systems, budgeting, project control, evaluation of incentive programmes and fraud. Professor Sánchez is a guest professor at several business schools: San Telmo in Spain, IAE in Argentina and Tayasal in Guatemala. He was a founder partner of Control e Información Directiva SC and was CEO of Grupo Tissier and Quality Control Manager at Siemens Erlangen, Germany as well as General Manager and Director for several other companies.
Luis Huete, IESE Business School
Professor of Production and Operations Management
Luis Huete is Professor of Production and Operations Management at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain since 1982. He also taught in the Harvard Business School programs Achieving Breakthrough Service and Advanced Management and has been a regular visiting professor in programs at ESMT (Germany), ISEM Fashion Business School (Spain), Lovaine (Belgium) and Deusto Business School (Spain), as well as other renowned business schools. He also collaborates with Bupa (United Kingdom), ISS (Denmark), Omnicom (United States) and Telefónica (Spain), among others.
He is a member of the boards of directors of Six Senses Luxury Resorts & Spas (Thailand), Altia Consultores, Corporación Financiera ARCO and Ecointegral, among others. He also sits on the advisory boards of Oxford Leadership Academy (United Kingdom), IBS (Mexico), VipScan (Madrid) and Abypersonalize (Madrid), and is a patron of the NMAC Contemporary Art Foundation.The journal Actualidad Económica has recognized him three times in its ranking of the 100 best business ideas of the year. According to the Institute for International Research, three out of four managers consider him the best guru in Spanish management, and the publication Who’s Who in Spanish Management described him as one of the most influential figures in the field.http://www.iese.edu/en/faculty-research/professors/faculty-directory/luis-maria-huete/
Evgeny Kaganer, IESE Business School
Associate Professor of Information Systems
Evgeny Kaganer is Associate Professor at IESE Business School where he teaches MBA and executive courses in digital business, IT strategy, and dynamic organization. His research focuses on understanding how rapid digitalization reshapes business models and organizations. Evgeny has extensive experience working with executive audiences in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Middle East, and Russia. He has taught, directed custom programs, and consulted with multinational companies, including HP, Oracle, Amadeus, Carlsberg, Schneider Electric, and Desigual. He regularly advises early-stage start-ups on issues of business model and technology design.
Prior to joining academia Evgeny spent several years working for a major financial services firm in Russia. He holds a PhD in Business Administration from Louisiana State University, MBA from Syracuse University, and MD degree from the Ural State Medical Academy, Russia.https://www.linkedin.com/in/evgeny-kaganer-159b776/
Joe Pons, San Telmo International Institute
Dr. Joe M. Pons was Marketing Professor at IESE International Graduate School of Management in Barcelona for 14 years. Currently, his regular teaching assignments include being a Visiting Professor at the IEDC - Bled School of Management. He also lectures at IAE in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Instituto Internacional San Telmo in Seville, Spain and participates in Seminars organised by efmd and CEEMAN for business school academics.
Pons founded and is currently President of AXIOMA Marketing Consultants, a firm specialising in strategic marketing projects as well as in the training and executive development aspects that usually go hand in hand with Customer Orientation activities. His current consulting engagements focus on alligning sales and marketing organisations to shifting strategic priorities, improving interfunctional coordination as a mechanism towards greater market orientation as well as international market selection criteria.
Richard Keegan, Enterprise Ireland & Trinity College Dublin
Manager, Competitiveness Department, Enterprise Ireland
Richard Keegan teaches Operations Strategy at undergraduate and at MBA level in the Trinity Business School at Trinity College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. He is also Manager of Competitiveness Department at Enterprise Ireland and a specialist in the areas of lean/world class business and benchmarking with Enterprise Ireland. He advises major companies in Europe. Working with Toyota he has led best practice missions for over 1,000 managers to the Deeside plant, as well as leading a mission by An Taoiseach to Toyota Japan. He acts as the European advisor to the World Class Activities of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Co-Operation.
Richard’s concept of integrating benchmarking and lean/best practice concepts has been adopted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) as a means of helping sub-Saharan African and companies in the developing world to improve their operational effectiveness and competitiveness. He is a visiting associate professor at University of Northern Iowa. He has worked previously for DAF Trucks, Nokia , Nestle, Timmoney and the ESB.
Manuel García-Ayuso, University of Seville & San Telmo International Institute
Professor of Financial Economics and Accounting
Manuel García-Ayuso is Professor of Financial Economics and Accounting at University of Seville and San Telmo International Institute in Seville, Spain. Professor García-Ayuso is the Managing Partner and one of the founders of ACIF Spain, a forensic accounting and finance consulting company. He has served on the boards of companies involved in construction, aluminium manufacturing, and food systems. He also holds the chair of Financial Economics and Accounting at the University of Seville, where he obtained a PhD.
He has been a visiting professor at universities in the USA (Notre Dame, Berkeley and New York), in Finland (Vaasa and Oulu), and in South Africa (Cape Town). Since 2006 he has been a member of the Technical Expert Group of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group, set up by the EU to evaluate and monitor accounting standards across all member countries.https://es.linkedin.com/in/manuel-garc%25C3%25ADa-ayuso-covars%25C3%25AD-64280a86
Eduardo Martinez-Abascal, IESE Business School
Professor of Financial Management
Eduardo Martínez Abascal is Professor of Financial Management at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain since 1992. His teaching activities cover corporate finance, portfolio management and capital markets. In the last years, he has taught in Executive Education Programs in Barcelona, Madrid, Munich, Shanghai, Lagos, Nairobi, El Cairo, Sao Paulo, Montevideo, México, Bogotá, and Washington D.C. among others.
He is currently the Academic Director of the PADE (Program for Managing Directors) in Barcelona and the Director of Relations with Associated Business Schools of IESE. He has held the following positions on the IESE Management Board: Associate Dean for the MBA Program, Associate Dean for Executive Education and Associate Dean of the School. He is a member of the advisory boards of several business schools (Nigeria, Kenya, Uruguay, Ecuador and Brazil).
Asís Martinez-Jerez, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame
Assistant Professor of Strategic Cost Management
F. Asís Martinez-Jerez is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Cost Management at Mendoza College of Business in Indiana, USA. He joined the University of Notre Dame in July 2013 where he teaches management accounting and control. In his research, Asís focuses on issues related to accounting information and control systems to implement customer-centric strategies, as well as on corporate governance and its interaction with accounting information.
His work has been published in The Accounting Review, Management Science, The Sloan Management Review & American Economic Journal, among others.
Brita Hektoen, San Telmo International Institute
Professor of Managing People in Organisations
Brita Wergeland Hektoen is Professor of Managing People in Organisations at San Telmo International Institute in Seville, Spain, where she has taught since 2007. Previously, she taught in EADA Business School in Barcelona and in the University of Girona. Her areas of interest are Organizational Behaviour, Leadership, International Careers, and Personal Productivity Training.
She has held the position of MBA Executive Director at three different business schools in Spain: EADA Business School, IESE Business School and Instituto Internacional San Telmo. She has an MBA from IESE, and a BBA from Trondheim University in Norway.
Dermot Duff, Trinity College
Adjunct Professor in Operations Management
Dermot Duff is Adjunct Professor at Trinity Business School in Dublin, Ireland. Prior to joining Trinity College Dublin he held senior management positions in ITT Alcatel in Holland and was European Transformation Manager for Digital Equipment Corporation. His early career was in oil exploration in Africa and the Middle East, followed by circuit design and international business development.
Dermot’s success in managing significant change in these large corporations led to his appointment as Senior Specialist and eventually Executive Learning Director with the Irish Management Institute. There he ran a large portfolio of business and operations programmes, most recently in the development of small and medium enterprises. He currently leads IMI / UCC Diplomas in Management, Strategy & Innovation. Dermot is also an Associate Professor in the University of Nottingham and hosts the Growth 100 business development programme there.
Juan Martinez-Barea, Universal Diagnostics
Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and CEO of Universal Diag
Juan Martinez-Barea is Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at San Telmo International Institute and founder&CEO of Universal Diagnostics in Seville, Spain. Juan is a social and business entrepreneur. After working in world-class companies like Abengoa and McKinsey, Juan launched in 1999 50K, the first high-tech new venture accelerator in Spain, in collaboration with the MIT Entrepreneurship Center.
Juan has worked with more than 1.000 start-ups, and has advised and coached hundreds of entrepreneurs. Following his work in entrepreneurship he later launched a non-profit foundation to identify, educate and inspire young leaders, with the aim of developing the leaders that will build the future of the South.
Nuria Chincilla, IESE Business School
Professor in Managing People in Organisations
Nuria Chincilla is Professor of Managing People in Organizations at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain and director of the International Center on Work and Family. Her areas of specialization include women and power, family-responsible organizations managerial competencies, career and time management, interpersonal conflict and not-for-profit organizations. Prof. Chinchilla is a business and government consultant and member of several advisory boards such as the VIP Advisory Board of European Professional Women’s Network (EPWN).
She is also a frequent guest speaker at European, American and African Universities and international conferences, as well as visiting professor at business schools such as IPADE in Mexico, ISE in Brazil, INALDE in Colombia, IDE in Ecuador, PAD in Peru, ESE in Chile, IAE in Argentina, IEEM in Uruguay, Lagos Business School in Nigeria and Strathmore University in Kenya. Prof. Chinchilla was named “Best Manager of the Year” by the Spanish Federation of Executive Women (FEDEPE) and she is the only woman on Spain’s “Top Ten Management” listing (www.toptenms.com).http://www.iese.edu/en/faculty-research/professors/faculty-directory/nuria-chinchilla/
Santiago Álvarez de Mon, IESE Business School
Professor of Managing People in Organisations
Santiago Álvarez de Mon is Professor of Managing People in Organisations at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He is a visiting professor at several business schools in Europe, Asia and Latin America;( IPADE in Mexico, INALDE in Columbia, IAE in Argentina). His main areas of expertise are coaching, career planning, team building, leadership, corporate culture and self-management. He has written numerous articles, research papers and book chapters on coaching, personal development planning, teambuilding, leadership, corporate culture and self-management.
He has also been a consultant to various companies in the area of leadership and teamwork. He has a constant presence in Spanish leading newspapers and magazines and a weekly column in Expansion.http://www.iese.edu/en/faculty-research/professors/faculty-directory/santiago-alvarez-de-mon/
Brian MacNeice, Kotinos Partners
Brian is an expert in organisational performance and high performing teams. He advises leading Irish and international clients on driving improvements in the performance focus and culture of their businesses. Brian has led numerous assignments with clients in a diverse range of industry sectors and he also acts as a performance coach to a number of senior executives across the Kotinos Partners’ client base. He was previously founding Director of Genesis Ireland and led many of Genesis’ engagements with business clients and leading sports organizations. Brian’s research into high performance has taken him all over the world to study what the best institutions in the world have in common and includes Barcelona FC, New Zealand All Blacks, IMG Academy, The Kirov Ballet, The Curtis Institute of Music, Elite Armed Forces, Google, Grameen Bank, The Mayo Clinic, The Finnish Education System, Médecins sans Frontières, the Fire Department New York and many others. He has just published a book, featuring much of this research Powerhouse: Insider accounts into the world’s top high-performance organisations. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Applications from DCU, a Diploma in International Marketing and an International MBA. He is an IRFU National Panel referee officiating in Ireland and Europe, a selector for the Irish National Cricket team, a sports administrator and an underage coach in both rugby and cricket. He lives in Dublin and is married to Miriam and has three children (Charlie, Jack & Dan).