PADE-PDG Alumni Reunion

Reunión Anual

PADE-PDG Alumni Reunion

13/Feb/2017 from 18:30 a 22:00

Barcelona, IESE Barcelona, Campus Norte

352 Alumni registered


PADE-PDG REUNION: Monday, February 13th, 2017

18: 15-18: 45 Reception participants
18: 45-19: 15 Welcome session
19: 30-20: 45 Parallel Sessions
21:00 Dinner

Parallel Sessions PADE-PDG:

Prof. Alberto Fernández: "S.D. Eibar: A Pyme competing among the greats. Eibar: a modest club in the elite of a singular sector "

Prof. Miguel Ángel Ariño: "Uncertainty and risk in making decisions"

Prof. Mireia Las Heras: "5 Keys for the development of professional trajectories ... in the digital era"

Prof. Jaume Ribera: The three axes of operational excellence

Prof. Pedro Videla: Trumponomic, Brexit, populism: trends or breakdown of industrialized economies


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    Professor of Accounting and Control and Entrepreneurship

    Albert Fernández is a Professor in IESE?s Accounting and Control Department and Entrepreneurship Department. Since 2009, he has been the director of Finaves, the venture capital platform that invests in IESE alumni projects. 

    He also teaches courses such as Analysis of Business Problems and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). He is the academic director of a focused program on strategy implementation and a program for social entrepreneurs.

    His areas of interest are entrepreneurship, with a particular focus on early stages, the keys to growth for SMEs, corporate governance with a focus on SMEs and family businesses, and the use of management processes such as planning, budgeting, evaluation and compensation.

    He has extensive experience in consulting and has served and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of several companies.
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    Academic Director, IFP Program

    Miguel A. Ariño is professor in the Department of Managerial Decision Sciences. His current research looks at decision making and organizational governance. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and has been teaching in the Universitat of Barcelona (UB), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and Universidad Carlos III from Madrid. Moreover, he is visiting professor in other international institutions such as, CEIBS (China Europe International Business School) and HKUST Business School (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology).

    He has published articles in both academic and mainstream magazines. He is the author of the book "Toma de Decisiones y Gobierno de Organizaciones" (Ed. Deusto, 2005) and co-author, together with Pablo Maella, of the book "Iceberg a la Vista. Principios para tomar decisiones sin hundirse" (Empresa Activa, 2010). He is also the author of the blog
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    Associate Professor of Managing People in Organizations

    ICWF - International Center for Work and Family

    Mireia Las Heras is Associate Professor at IESE Business School, where she serves as the Research Director of the International Center for Work and Family. She got her degree in Industrial Engineering at the Polytechnic School of Catalonia, specializing in Industrial Organization, in Barcelona, Spain. She holds an MBA from IESE Business School and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Boston University.

    In 2009, she co-edited A Practical Guide for Implementing Effective Work Family Policies Across Countries, a book on work and family. She has published several articles on work-family integration, career development and leadership. She is involved in an international project on career management and she also works on different projects that focus on career management, the dynamics of career success and its interplay with work and family Integration. She is an active consultant and coach in the area of work-family balance and career development for NCH & Partners.


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    Holder, "Port de Barcelona" Chair of Logistics, CEIBS, Shanghai, China / Head of Department, Production, Technology and Operations Management / Co-Academic Director, Center for Research in Healthcare Innovation Management (CRHIM)

    Jaume Ribera is professor of operations management at IESE Business School and holds the Port of Barcelona Chair of Logistics at CEIBS in Shanghai, China. He was also awarded a Fulbright fellowship to pursue doctoral studies in the US. Prof. Ribera holds an M.Sc. in operations research and a Ph. D. in mathematical systems theory from the University of Florida, and a doctorate in industrial engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, where he is associate professor (currently on leave of absence).<BR> <BR>Prof. Ribera served as deputy dean of faculty at IESE Business School from 1993-2001. He is the president of the European Operations Management Association and was formerly secretary of the U.S. Operations Management Association (1992-97). He serves on the editorial boards of the <i>International Journal of Operations and Production Management </i>and the <i>Harvard Business Review China</i>. His current research interests lie in the areas of operations improvement management, health systems management and project management. He has published teaching materials (case studies, technical reports and electronic workbooks), academic research (Transportation Science, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, etc.) and casebooks and textbooks on these topics. <BR> <BR>Prof. Ribera has been active in consultancy in supply chain management and project management and has extensive experience of working with private and public companies in different sectors (textile, pharmaceutical, automotive, electrical components, etc.) He has also participated as a consultant and project manager in health sector management projects in the EU, Central and Eastern Europe, and South America with private, public, European Union and World Bank financing.<P><P>
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    Professor of Economics

    Pedro Videla is professor in the Economics Department and the holder of IESE's Banco Sabadell Chair of Emerging Markets. He holds a Ph.D. and an MA in economics, both from the University of Chicago, and a commercial engineering degree in economics from the Universidad Católica de Chile.

    His areas of specialization include macroeconomics, international economies and emerging economies.

    As a consultant Prof. Videla has been involved in projects with institutions such as the World Bank, IMF, EU, the Inter American Development Bank, and the USAID.

    He has been a guest professor at many universities worldwide, including Reykjavik University (Iceland), Nile University (Egypt), Lagos Business School (Nigeria), CEIBS (China), Universidad de los Andes, (Chile) and Wharton School (USA).