Santiago Simón del Burgo
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting in ESADE
URL Associate Professor


  • Doctor en Administració i Direcció d'Empreses. ESADE - Universitat Ramon Llull
  • Licenciado en Ciencias Empresariales y Máster en Dirección de Empresas. ESADE
  • Licenciado en Administración y Dirección de Empresas. ESADE - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Areas of interest

  • Management Control
  • International Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions, especially Venture Capital


He has been Director of the Master in Economic-Financial Management in Barcelona (since 1992) and Madrid (since 2002). The duties of this position include organizing the information sessions and selecting the candidates. Also, in co-ordination with the Director, Department of Financial Management and Control, he decides on the contents that should be taught in the 400 hours' duration of the course. He also carries out the monitoring of the various lecturers and assigns the courses to whoever is best adapted to the profile of the participants.

He is the co-ordinator of the MBA jointly organized by ESADE and the Business Association of Portugal which is held in Oporto (Portugal), for which he organizes the information sessions and the selection of the courses which make up the programme (jointly with the Portuguese co-ordinator).

Between 1990 and 1992 he was General Manager for Spain and Portugal and Financial Manager for Europe of the Italian firm D.C. Company, dedicated to the production and marketing of the whole range of accessories of the firm Levi Strauss. He performed the general management tasks, he co-ordinated the group's tax planning, the worldwide import and export operations, and he created the necessary companies in the necessary countries to this end.

He was previously Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hubbard Portugal Group (1985-1990), in which he was especially in charge of the acquisition of companies for its expansion. In this period, he carried out some 38 merger and acquisition operations, with the support of qualified consultants such as Arthur Andersen. Between 1983 and 1985, as Financial Director of the Group, he carried out the financial restructuring of the seven companies making it up which, when he joined, were in a situation of technical bankruptcy. It was necessary to carry out a stock balance, in view of the lack of control and information existing at the time.

He has lectured at ESADE full time since September 1992. He previously collaborated with ESADE on an hourly basis (from 1989).

Selected publications

Ansotegui Olcoz, M. & Simón del Burgo, S. (2009). Financiación y resultados en los procesos de internacionalización. In Mendoza Mayordomo, F. (Dir.), La expansión de la multinacional española: estrategias y cambios organizativos. Primer informe anual del Observatorio de la Empresa Multinacional Española (OEME) (pp. 132-147). Barcelona: ESADE Business School, Barcelona; Madrid: ICEX (Instituto Español Comercio Exterior).

Simón del Burgo, S., Villa , I., Bieger , P. & Enrich , M. (2005). Cómo tratar con el capital riesgo. Barcelona: ESADE.

Simón del Burgo, S. & Tornabell Carrio, R. (1999). The Spanish experience: Argentaria privatisation. In Ruozi, R. & Anderloni, L. (Eds.), Banking privatisation in Europe: the process and the consequences on strategies and organisational structures (pp. 121-138). Berlin: Springer.

Simón del Burgo, S. (1999). ¿Por qué fracasan las fusiones y adquisiciones? ¿Los ejecutivos son víctimas o verdugos?. , (28), pp. 50-56.