International Advisory Board

The ESADE International Advisory Board is formed by presidents, former presidents, vice-presidents and CEOs of leading multinationals. The IAB openly discusses ESADE's competitive strategy and the Business School's most important strategic options for the future. The Board meets annually with ESADE to discuss the socioeconomic and political changes that are taking place, and to identify those areas in which ESADE can be a significant agent for positive change at the international level.

The success of any major business school stems from its international reputation, its prestige and undoubtedly from the message that the school inspires and transmits. The ESADE International Advisory Board is a vital catalyst behind the School's global strategy.

Through their input, the Board Members provide ESADE with support in three interrelated and complementary areas:

Innovation: to foster innovation in the curriculum and research activity from a global viewpoint.

Relevance: to ensure that ESADE addresses the current and future global needs of companies and society.

Impact: to accomplish the School's mission and influence the future global development of executive education.


The current Board Members are:

Antonio Pérez
President, ESADE International Advisory Board
Special Advisor to the Board of Directors, Eastman Kodak Company (United States)

Maite Arango
Vice-President, Group VIPS Board (Mexico – Spain)

Sergio Bertolucci
Former Director of Research & Scientific Computing, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) (Italy)

Hans-Paul Bürkner

Chairman, The Boston Consulting Group (Germany)

Cheryl Campbell
Senior Vice-President, CGI Federal – Strategic Global Government (United States)

Andrea Cuomo 
Executive Vice President, Advanced Systems Technology and Special Projects, STMicroelectronics
Chairman of 3Sun and Chairman of the ECSEL Governing Board (Switzerland)

George Daly
Former Dean, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. Honorary President, ESADE Challenge Board. (United States)

Soumitra Dutta
Former Dean, Cornell College of Business (United States)

Javier Ferran
Chairman, Diageo PLC (Spain)

Antonio Garrigues Walker
Honorary President of Garrigues and President of the Garrigues Foundation (Spain)

Enrique V. Iglesias
Former Secretary General, Secretaría General Iberoamericana – SEGIB (Uruguay)

Ibrahim Khashoggi
CEO, Maan Aljasser & Co. (Saudi Arabia)

Rajesh Krishnamurthy
President – Infosys (India)

Christine Lagarde (On leave)
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund - IMF (France)

Enrique Lores

President, Imaging Printing & Solutions, HP (Spain)

Bernard Ramanantsoa
Former Dean, HEC School of Management (France)

Javier Solana
President, ESADEgeo - Center for Global Economy & Geopolitics
Former European Union’s High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Secretary General of the Council of the European Union, and Secretary General of NATO.

Herman Uscategui
International Business Development Consultant
Board Chair OneWorld Now (United States)

Representing ESADE:

Eugenia Bieto
Director General, ESADE

Jordi Brunat
Director of Executive Education, ESADE

Josep Franch
Dean of the Business School, ESADE

Carlo M. Gallucci
Vice-rector for International Relations and Students, Universitat Ramon Llull
ESADE Professor

Jonathan Wareham
Dean of Faculty and Research, ESADE