MBA Reunion 2018

MBA Reunion 2018

MBA Reunion 2018

02/Jun/2018 from 10:00 a 15:30

Barcelona, Calle Arnús i de Garí, 7

520 Alumni registered


10:00-11:30 Reception participants

10:00-10:45 Holy Mass for deceased Alumni

10:45-11:15 Breakfast

11:30-12:00 Welcome Session

12:15-13:30 Parallel sessions by promotions

13:30-14:00 Photos by promotions

14:00            Lunch



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    Academic Director (2nd Year), MBA Program / Member, Editorial Board of the 'IESE Insight' magazine

    Carlos García Pont is professor in the Marketing Department. His work places special emphasis on the importance of alliances in understanding competitive strategy, the organizational needs of market-oriented organizations in industrial markets and subsidiary strategy in global corporations.

    He has also done work in the areas of strategic management and marketing strategy. Prof. García Pont has had extensive experience with both local and multinational organizations in his consulting activities.
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    Professor of Economics and Strategic Management

    Jordi Canals is professor of economics and strategic management and was Dean of IESE from 2001 until September 2016. Prof. Canals is a recognized scholar in the areas of corporate strategy, corporate governance, globalization and banking. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Shaping Entrepreneurial Mindsets (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), Leadership Development in a Global world (Palgrave MacMillan 2012), Building Respected Companies (Cambridge University Press, 2010), Managing Corporate Growth (Oxford University Press, 2000), Universal Banking: Theoretical Perspectives and International Comparisons (Oxford University Press, 1997), La internacionalización de la empresa (McGraw-Hill, 1994), and Competitive Strategies in European Banking (Oxford University Press, 1993).


    Prof. Canals has served as guest scholar at the International Monetary Fund, visiting scholar at the World Bank, post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard Business School and guest scholar at the Brookings Institution.

    He was a board member of GMAC, the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, and EQUIS. Jordi Canals is also a founding member of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management and the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, Europe's leading independent oversight group on European banking and financial affairs. In addition, he was a member of the Corporate Governance Commission set up by the Spanish Government in July 2002.

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    Professor of Financial Management

    Prof. Estrada holds a B.A. in Economics from the National University of La Plata (Buenos Aires, Argentina), as well an M.S. in Finance and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA). His areas of specialization are portfolio management, wealth management, investments, equity markets, emerging markets, and law & economics. Prof. Estrada has held positions at both the Economics Department and the Business Department of Carlos III University (Madrid, Spain). He is also a regular visiting professor at Torcuato Di Tella University (Buenos Aires, Argentina), the University of Montevideo (Montevideo, Uruguay), and HANKEN (Helsinki, Finland).

    Prof Estrada has lectured to executives, graduates, and undergraduates around the world and carries out extensive research on many issues in the areas of portfolio management, investment strategies, and risk, with a special focus on downside risk.

    He has also done extensive research on emerging markets and insider trading. His articles have appeared in numerous journals, including the Journal of Portfolio Management, the Journal of Investing, the Journal of Asset Management, the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, and the European Journal of Finance, among others. Prof. Estrada is the founding editor of Emerging Markets Review, the leading journal on emerging markets, and was editor of the journal from its inception in 2000 until the end of 2006, and is currently an associate editor. He is also on the advisory board of several other academic journals.

    Prof. Estrada is the author of Finance in a Nutshell, originally published in English by FT Prentice Hall in 2005 and subsequently translated into Spanish, Italian, and Chinese; a second edition of this book, The FT Guide to Understanding Finance, was published in 2011. He is also the author of The Essential Financial Toolkit - Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Finance But Were Afraid To Ask, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011. Prof. Estrada is a partner and financial advisor at Sports Global Consulting Investments, a company that focuses on advising professional athletes on how to manage their investments. He is a member of the CFA Institute's Speaker Retainer Program and was once a tennis instructor.

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    Head, Accounting and Control Department & Analysis of Business Problems Teaching Unit / Academic Director, PDG Program

    Luis Palencia is professor in the Department of Accounting and Control.

    Prof. Palencia holds a degree in civil engineering from the Universidad de Cantabria, Spain. He completed his MBA at IESE in 1989, and upon graduation worked for three years in the project management section of the engineering group, Bechtel. One of his assignments involved supervising the works carried out by the construction division of the Barcelona 1992 Organizing Olympic Committee. He joined IESE's faculty in 1992, teaching managerial accounting and analysis of business problems. He obtained his Ph.D. in accounting from the University of California at Berkeley in 1999.

    His research interests are primarily focused on the area of business valuation using accounting measures, and the effects of the accounting regime on accounting-based valuation models. He is also interested in analysis of profitability and financial diagnosis.

    Prof. Palencia teaches the courses "Analysis of Business Problems" and "Managerial Accounting," which both feature in IESE's MBA, executive education and doctoral programs. In addition, he has taught at the Haas School of Business Administration while working on his Ph.D., and has been visiting professor at Instituto Internacional San Telmo and the Lagos Business School.

    Since 1993, Prof. Palencia has participated in a number of consulting projects, most of which have concerned business valuation, an area in which he has developed business models for Internet start-ups, software companies and transportation companies. He has also designed and implemented cost systems for industrial companies.
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    Professor de Dirección Comercial

    Vicente Font is professor in the Marketing Department. His areas of expertise include marketing strategy and refocusing family businesses. He has consulted widely with a broad range of businesses, including banks, insurance companies, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and multinational companies.

    Prof. Font has consulted and taught in many countries around the world, including Portugal, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Spain. He serves as an advisor to a number of Spanish companies, as well as to multinationals with operations in Spain. He also leads a number of educational and health-related foundations, on a voluntary basis.

    Prof. Font has published three books on the subject of family businesses, and his doctoral thesis focused on retail cooperatives. He has authored numerous IESE cases which focus on his main research areas.
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    Professor de Dirección Comercial

    José L. Nueno is a professor in the Marketing Department at IESE. He holds a Ph.D. in business administration (marketing) from Harvard University, an MBA from IESE and a degree in law from the Universitat de Barcelona.

    His areas of interest include distribution channels and manufacturer/distributor relationships. He has published articles on globalization, the marketing of consumer and luxury goods and relationship marketing. He has taught at several business schools, including on INSEAD's elective course on Industrial Marketing. He was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan and has taught on joint programs with the University of Michigan and IESE in Vevey, Switzerland, and Shanghai. Prof. Nueno participates in programs across Latin America, the most recent of which were held at IPADE in Mexico and INCAE in Costa Rica. In 2003 he was part of the faculty team for Harvard Business School's AMP Middle East Program and the Strategic Program for Retail Managers.

    Prof. Nueno has directed sessions for executives in over 100 corporations and has been a speaker at many industry meetings and conferences, including those organized by HSM Expomanagement in Madrid, Buenos Aires and Mexico.

    He is the author of a number of articles published in the Sloan Management Review, Business Horizons and the International Journal of Research in Marketing. He has also penned articles on marketing for a variety of academic publications. His most recent books are ¿Por qué comercia tan poco el comercio electrónico? (Why Does the Electronics Industry Engage in So Little Marketing?) (1999), Gestión de Precios (Price Management) (1998), Consumidor al Filo del Siglo XXI (The Early 21st Century Consumer) (1998), Comunicación al Filo del Siglo XXI (Communication in the Early 21st Century) (1999), La Naturaleza del Gasto (The Nature of Spending) (2004), Las Claves de la Innovación (The Keys to Innovation) (2005), El Consumidor Maduro en España (The Mature Consumer in Spain) (2005), Experiencia de Compra (Shopping Experience, 2010) and El declive de las calles comerciales y el nacimiento del nuevo modelo multicanal (The decline of main streets and the birth of the new multichannel order, 2013).

    Prof. Nueno is a member of the boards of directors of a number of leading international companies (listed and not listed). He is also a corporate consultant (since 1986 he has worked on behalf of more than 160 global clients on more than 230 projects), and advises national and international corporations in the areas of marketing and strategy.