Carlos Losada
Associate Professor, Department of Strategy and General Management in ESADE
URL Associate Professor


Education

  • Doctor en Administración y Dirección de Empresas. ESADE - Universitat Ramon Llull
  • Licenciado en Ciencias Empresariales y Máster en Dirección de Empresas. ESADE
  • Licenciado en Derecho. Universitat de Barcelona

Areas of interest

  • Board of Directors. Board of Trustees.
  • Managerial Functions and Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Business Organization
  • Project Management

Biography

Carlos Losada holds a PhD degree in Management Sciences from ESADE-Universitat Ramon Llull; an Undergraduate degree in Law from the Universidad de Barcelona (1979), and an Undergraduate and MBA degree in Business Management from ESADE (1980). He was also awarded a Harvard University Diploma from the John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1994.

Before completing his studies at ESADE he began his professional career by contributing to the foundation of Kernel, SA, where he was General Manager until 1981. He later joined the Catalan regional government where he held several different posts, the most recent of which was Secretary General of Public Administration and Civil Service.

Throughout his managerial career he has held a number of positions of responsibility in international organizations. He was expert to the United Nations Management Development Programme (PNUD-MDP) and the Inter-American Development Bank (BID), where he specialized in management and modernization of the public sector. He has also been a member of various governing councils and commissions.

He has always worked closely with NGOs: he is a former Director of Fundació Lluís de Peguera; since 1984 he has been a member and Vice-President of the Board of Trustees of Intermón-Oxfam Foundation, and a member of the Board of Oxfam International and Fundació Cristianisme i Justícia.

Member of the Executive Committee, the Governing Body and the Academic Board of Universitat Ramon Llull. President of the Postgraduate Commission of UNIJES (Jesuit Universities). President of Fundación para el Progreso Empresarial y Social. Member of the Board of Trustees of the EFMD-European Foundation for Management Development. Member of the Board of Círculo de Economía. Member of the Publishing Board of Ariel-Empresa (Grupo Planeta). Member of the Advisory Board of Casa Asia. Member of the Advisory Board of Fundación Empresa y Sociedad. Member of the public sector company Banc de Sang i Teixits. Member and President of the Strategy, Investment and Competition Commission of Gas Natural. Non-Executive President of the Board of Clickair.

Although most of his teaching career has been spent at ESADE, he has been Visiting Professor at several other universities and has taken part in numerous national and international congresses and seminars. For several years he worked as a consultant in business strategy for various business sectors.

He is the author of a number of books and research projects.

He has been Associate Professor in ESADE's Department of Business Policy since 1988, specializing in managerial function, corporate strategy and public management.

From September 2000 to 2010, he was Director General of ESADE.


Selected publications

Losada Marrodán, C. (2013). Introducción y traducción . In Mintzberg, H., Gestionando (pp. 1-335). La Roca del Vallès: Belloch.

Losada Marrodán, C. (2010). Pensar el lideratge: l'entorn quotidià on s'exerceix el lideratge. Barcelona: ESADE. Cátedra Liderazgos y Gobernanza Democrática.

Losada Marrodán, C. (2009). Universitat i societat: el professor, l'investigador i l'intel·lectual cristià a la societat. Pensar a la universitat: diferents professors universitaris opinen sobre el paper del cristianisme en la societat (pp. 41-44). Barcelona: Edimurtra.

Losada Marrodán, C. (2009, June). International leaders' perspectives. In 15th IAJBS World Forum. Symposium conducted at the meeting of International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS), Jamshedpur.

Losada Marrodán, C. (2009). Liderazgo. In Sbdar Spindler, M. (Ed.), Habilidades gerenciales: influyendo para que las cosas se hagan en la empresa (pp. 8-23). Buenos Aires: iEco Clarín.

Losada Marrodán, C. (2009, January). Fortalecer la enseñanza y la investigación sobre RSE. In Las Nuevas Relaciones Universidad-Empresa en Iberoamérica: Hacia un Desarrollo Integral con Cohesión Social, Madrid.

Losada Marrodán, C. (2009, January). Investigación y docencia de la RSE. Symposium conducted at the meeting of El PNUD en América Latina y el Caribe, Fundación Carolina, Red Iberoamericana de Universidades por la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (Red Unirse), Madrid.

Losada Marrodán, C. (2008). Liderar en el ámbito público. In Longo Martínez, F. & Ysa , T. (Eds.), Los escenarios de la gestión pública del siglo XXI (pp. 221-247). Barcelona: Escola d'Administració Pública de Catalunya (EAPC).

Valls Giménez, J., Losada Marrodán, C., Alfaro Faus, M., Montaña Matosas, J., Vila Fernández-Santacruz, M., Fernández , E. & et al. (2008). Fenómeno low cost: el impacto en el factor precio. Bilbao: Deusto Publicaciones. Universidad de Deusto. DOI: B-27741-2008.

Losada Marrodán, C. (2008). Liderar más allá de los tópicos. Estudios Empresariales, (126), pp. 4-14.

Losada Marrodán, C. (2008). La unión, la fuerza y el futuro. Cataluña Económica, (487), pp. 78-82.

Losada Marrodán, C. (2007). Liderar en l'àmbit públic. In Ysa , T. & Longo Martínez, F. (Eds.), Els escenaris de la gestió pública del segle XXI (pp. 197-220). Barcelona: Escola d'Administració Pública de Catalunya (EAPC).

Losada Marrodán, C. (2007). Administración inteligente: el liderazgo necesario. In Díaz Méndez, A. & Cuéllar Martín, E. (Eds.), Administración inteligente (pp. 99-117). Madrid: Ministerio de Administraciones Públicas (MAP).

Losada Marrodán, C. (2006, July). El lideratge necessari en les polítiques de millora del funcionament de l'administració. In Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Symposium conducted at the meeting of Associació Catalana de Gestió Pública; ESADE; Escola d'Administració Pública de Catalunya (EAPC); Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona.

Losada Marrodán, C. (2003). A contribution to the study of the differences in managerial function: Political managers' function and civil service managers' function (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Barcelona: Universitat Ramon Llull (URL). ESADE.

Losada Marrodán, C. (2002). Prólogo. Las fundaciones de empresa en España: retos de futuro (pp. 3-4). Madrid: Fundación Telefónica.

Losada Marrodán, C. (2001). Prólogo. Innovación en la gestión pública y en la empresa privada (pp. IX-X). Barcelona: Díaz de Santos.

Losada Marrodán, C. (2001). Prólogo. In Casilda Bejar , R. (Coord.), II Foro europeo de empresas latinoamericanas: el mercado de valores latinoamericanos (pp. 3-4). Madrid: Bolsa de Madrid.

Losada Marrodán, C. (Ed.), (2000). ¿De burócratas a gerentes?. Washington: Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID).

Echebarría Ariznabarreta, L. & Losada Marrodán, C. (1995). Metodologías de apoyo para la política de modernización de la Generalitat. [s.n.].

Losada Marrodán, C. (1995). Las especificidades de la gestión pública: implicaciones en la función directiva pública. Documentación Administrativa, (241), pp. 407-482.

Losada Marrodán, C. (1989). Las Gerencias de la Administración de Justicia Española: Un elemento de cambio para el futuro próximo. Papers ESADE (16 ). Barcelona: ESADE