Teaching staff made up of professors and communication professionals, management of stakeholders, lobbying, corporate social responsibility and social innovation. All of them of national and international prestige, with extensive experience and offering a global vision and practical orientation with the case method, innovation laboratories and technological innovations.


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Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University, with interests in micro and small business start-up and development.

I am also interested in action and experiential learning. I have also been made a National Teaching Fellow.



Doctor in economics. PDG IESE Business School. Master in Corporate Social Responsibility, social audit. Post graduate in Finance and Marketing from the Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya, Post graduate in Multivariate Analysis and Analysis of time series by the Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya. Professor at the Universitat de Girona and the Universidad Internacional de Catalunya. Specialist with more than 20 years in management of commercial teams and as a consultant in various business projects.


Dr. Luján Comas: Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, specializing in Anesthesiology and Resuscitation, worked as an adjunct physician at Vall d’Hebron Hospital for 32 years.

Of these 18 as an anesthesiologist in cardiac surgery. He was in the pioneer bipulmonary transplant team in Spain and in the first lung transplant in Catalonia. Participate for more than 20 years in the courses “Consciousness in Life” in Merrylife. He has participated in conferences and various forums and conferences, national and international, especially in the specialties of Cardiac Surgery, Rheumatic Diseases, Anesthesia resuscitation and therapeutic pain. He has also published research, scientific articles, interviews and several books.

Co-founder of the Merry Human Life Society (Merrylife), Vice President of the Metta Hospice Foundation, Founding Partner of the Neural Therapy Research Foundation and Honorary Partner of the Scientific Psychological Research Society.


Anji Carmelo

Postgraduate, Master, and Doctorate in Metaphysics from the University of Metaphysics, Los Angeles. She accompanied Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross in 1992 in Barcelona. Co-founder and President of the CAD – Coordinator of Accompaniment to the duel. Co-founder and member of the board of AVES (association of accompaniment to mourning) in Barcelona since 1995. Author of different books to help in mourning.



Abogada y Bióloga, Escuela de Derecho, Universidad de George Washington, Washington, DC, EEUU, Universidad de Marshall, Huntington, WV, EEUU. Socio en Bowles Rice LLP, Charleston, WV, EEUU, representaba clientes en tribunales estatales y federales, y ante organismos administrativos como el United States Department of Labor y el Internal Revenue Service, en litigios relacionados con disputas contractuales entre negocios y cumplimiento legal.


IESE Business School – University of Navarra, Doctor in the society of information and knowledge. Innovation. Applied economics. Chief of Human Resources at Eurecat – Technology Centre of Catalonia. Collaborating profesor at UOC.


Joan Fontrodona Felip is a Professor and Director of the Department of Business Ethics, and academic director of the IESE Center for Business in Society. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Navarra and an MBA from IESE.

The Center for Business Ethics (Bentley College), the Harvard Business School and the Francisco Marroquín University (Guatemala) have all hosted Prof. Fontrodona as a visiting professor. He is president of Ethics, Economics and Management (the Spanish section of the European Business Ethics Network), and member of the executive committee of the Association of Spanish Entities adhering to the United Nations Global Compact (ASEPAM). He participates in the Academic Committee of the European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS). He is a member of Forética, as well as an Associate Researcher at the Enterprise and Humanism Institute of the Universidad de Navarra. In addition, he is part of the Social Responsibility Committee of the Board of the Association of Chartered Accountants of Catalonia.

Teresa Hernández


Teresa Hernández is Innovation Manager at EIT Manufacturing, the community that promotes innovation in manufacturing from the European Institute of Technology and Innovation. Its function The main one is to supervise the execution of innovation projects financed by EIT in Spain, Portugal and France. Previously, Teresa was director of innovation at Barrabés Biz and, previously, served as Innovation Manager at Altran.
Teresa is an Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. In 2013-2015 she carried out the creative leadership program of THNK, The School of Creative Leadership of Amsterdam and in 2018 was selected to participate in the Executive Development Program for high potential women of the School of Industrial Organization.
She has extensive teaching experience and in recent years has collaborated with the Instituto de Empresa,. the European Institute of Design and the Francisco de Vitoria University. Since 2018, she has taught classes on. innovation and scaling at EAE Business School.
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teresahernandezmartin/



PhD from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, with mention of European Doctorate. Expert in gender policies in both the private company and public administration consultancy. From his own consultancy, Atena Gender Consulting collaborates in research projects, postgraduate studies and studies at the Rovira i Virgili University, the Open University of Catalonia and the Autonomous University of Barcelona.


Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Master’s in Corporate Social Responsibility, Accounting and Social Auditing from the Universitat de Barcelona. He has several publications in the Universidad Católica del Norte, Seminar on Social Responsibility in Mining, ALAS Congress, etc.


Víctor Gédez is president of CERSE (Consultancy in Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility) and Vice President of the Club of Rome (Venezuela Chapter). He is also a professor in the Master of Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Barcelona (Spain), as well as a professor in the Specialization in Corporate Social Responsibility at the Metropolitan University, and a professor of the Diploma of Corporate Social Responsibility at the Simón Bolívar University.
He is also an academic consultant for the Network of Universities for Corporate Social Responsibility of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and as an external director of the Commercial Communications Liability Committee of Empresas Polar, as well as a member of the Board of Directors. Bigott Foundation. He was Vice-Academic Rector of the National Open University, Director of the Evaluative Research Project on Distance Education of UNESCO, Consultant of the Regional Center for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (of UNESCO), Planning Manager of CEPET (Center for Training and Training of Petróleos de Venezuela and its Subsidiaries), Executive Secretary of the “Andrés Bello” Agreement (International intergovernmental organization for cultural, educational, scientific and technological integration of Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile , Spain) and Advisor of the International Center of Education and Development (CIED-PDVSA). He has published several books, among which are: “Management, Culture and Education”, “Management Ethics”, “Learning to Undertake”, “Ethics, Politics and Reconciliation”, Ethics and Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility “and” Be reliable Social responsibility and business reputation. At present, he shares his intellectual and academic work with the practice of consulting in the areas of Management Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, as well as in Values ​​and Organizational Culture.


Marc is Flemish-Belgian, holds a SLOAN MSc in Leadership and Strategy from London Business School and a Master’s Degree in Engineering from KIH De Nayer in Belgium. He lives in Luxembourg since 20 years and is a member of his local town council.

During his career, Marc held several senior international executive positions such as General Manager, Managing Director and VP Sales & Marketing.

Marc is passionate about entrepreneurship and about leveraging cultural expertise to improve business performance as well as social cohesion.

He is founder and owner of Imajine Sàrl, a consultancy company specialised in Intercultural Management as well as Organisational Culture and Strategy and licensee of Hofstede Insights, a global consultancy.

Marc is co-author of the book: Negotiate like a local, 7 mindsets to increase your success rate in international business. The book was endorsed by Prof David Arnold from LBS and by Prof Gertjan Hofstede. Translations in Spanish, Russian, Mandarin and German are underway.

He is co-founder of ‘La Maison pour le Développement des Compétences Interculturelles’ or ‘MDCI’, a non-profit organisation supporting integration of refugees in the Luxembourg society by working with leaders as well as trainers to build bridges across the cultural divide and also serves as president of the ‘commission d’intégration’ in his local commune.

Marc is co-founder and chairman of Molecular Plasma Group, a Luxembourg-based start-up in the high-tech industrial space and also serves on several other boards.



Agronomist, and Master in Business Administration and Management Business Management and Administration by the Instituto de Empresa Specialized consultant in corporate responsibility and excellence, Head of the Corporate Responsibility and Excellence Department and Professor and student at the University of Barcelona, Master in Corporate Social Responsibility and social audit.


Economist specialist in healthcare. BSc in Economics. Master’s in Health Economics and Health Care Management. Master’s in Economic and Finance Management, Quality Management in Primary Health Care, Doctorate in Business Organization.
Direct experience for more than 10 years in managing health care organizations in different positions (finance, human resources and IT). With a clear project management orientation, I have been involved in consulting at a national and international scope, working as international healthcare consultant in projects for the European Commission or World Health Organisation. Currently working as Technical Assistant for the Fundació TicSalut (Mataró, Spain) and Chief Financial and Innovation Officer of CASAP (Castelldefels, Spain). Business administration and finance management of primary care and emergency care organization. Specialties: Health economics, Healthcare management, Finance management, Human resources and professional development, Information systems, International alliances, International trading


Innovation Manager, Fundación TicSalut. With a degree in Medicine and Surgery from UAB. Master’s degree in Health Institutions UAB, Executive Master’s in Health Organization Management ESADE, PDG IESE, among others. Advanced Leadership Health Forum Member Berkeley University of California.


He studied Communications and History and has various other qualifications, including Crisis Management, Business Administration and Marketing. Founder and President of the first Public Relation agency in Portugal – Omniconsul.
He has worked for over 30 years as specialist in crisis management and lobbying/public affairs and has provided consultancy services and coordinated seminars in these fields in Portugal and abroad. Autor of various reference books in the communication sector. He is renowned at the European level as a specialist in Lobbying being accedited as a lobbyist at the European Parlamient.
Dr Jorge Carvajal.

Jorge Carvajal

Surgeon, pioneer in energy medicine in Latin America and creator of Sintergética and Manos para sanar, which from the spirit of synthesis, integrates advances in biocybernetics and general systems research, quantum physics, traditional medicines and the most modern discoveries of western medicine, to healing, conceived as a path to peace, inner harmony and solidarity in relationships. He is co-founder of Viavida, a society dedicated to research, assistance and teaching. Honorary President of the International Association of Sintergetica.



Doctor (Ph.D) in Economics & Business Administration, Master’s in Administrative Management, Business Administration and Management (ADE), Laws and Economics Degree from the University Abat Oliba – CEU, Spain. Business Administration, University of Barcelona (UB), Spain. Postgraduate in Legal Practice from the ICAB. Senior Management Program (PLD) & HBS Finance Excellence Program at Harvard Business School (Executive Education) Boston – USA. Tax specialist from Institute of Public Economics, Cooperative and Financial Law at the UB.
He began his professional career in the field of consultancy, audit and consulting, later specializing in Management Control and Economic Financial Management in the Environmental and Industrial Machinery (2007 -2011) and Pharmaceutical industry (1993 -2006). In this latter sector he has held the position of Financial Controller, Controller Manager (BPA) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at different Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies. He is a university professor in the Department of Economics and Business at the University Abat Oliba – CEU. Specialized in Corporate Governance, he is involved in the Board of Directors and the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Company (MedCap) listed on the Spanish Continuous Market (Stock Exchanges of Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia). He is business consultant in strategy and valuation of companies, and Judicial Economic Expert, member of the Col·legi d’Economistes de Catalunya and enrolled in that professional association in the lists of the Justice Administration of forensic actions and contradictory expert appraisals. Twice awarded, by Actualidad Económica magazine, in collaboration with KPMG, with the award to one of the 100 Best Financial Directors of Spain, and recognised as one of the 25 Most Innovative Financial Directors.
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Carme Riera i Prunera holds a Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Pompeu Fabra University in 1997. She is a teacher in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1998.

In 2001, she earned a doctorate degree in Economy by the University of Barcelona with the thesis “Essays on Fiscal Policy, Human Capital, Inequality and Growth”. The 2007-2008 academic year completed the Vicens Vives Program for Leadership and Civic Commitment at ESADE for young executives.

The 2000-2001 course went to the University of Washington (WA) as a doctorate. Subsequently, the 2002-2003 course was a visiting professor at the University of Washington (WA) teaching the subject Economic Development. Currently, and since 2003, She has been a full professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona, ​​in the Department of Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economics. Since 2004 She has been a tutor in Economics and Business Studies at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and since 2018, consultant for the subject of Statistical Foundations. She is part of the consolidated group of Regional Quantitative Analysis (AQR) and the IREA-UB research institute, of which she is his scientific secretary.

Her lines of research focus on economic growth, economic policy, electronic governance and educational analysis and human capital, with special attention to the insertion of graduates into the labor market. In recent years, she has participated in various projects related to economic policies and government spending, as well as educational research, the competencies of graduates and the relationship between the university and the company.

jean claude


PhD Economics. Co-founder & CEO of Jobui, an app that connects students with professionals for a one-hour job-shadowing experience. Co-founder of Puddle, an online platform based in San Francisco where you can borrow money easily from a community of like-minded people. Puddle was invested in by Google Ventures and Andreesen Horowitz. I also founded ACAF, an organisation implementing Puddles offline in more than 10 countries. I am an Ashoka fellow and was selected Best Creative Entrepreneur of the World in 2008. I hold a PhD in Microfinance.


Gumersindo Ruiz is currently Honorary professor of Economics at the University of Málaga (previously at Alicante and Barcelona universities, where he got his PhD in Economics), teaching at the Accounting and Finance degree, and the Master of Finance and Insurance.

Recently he has been the director of a doctoral thesis on the transmission mechanism of the ECB monetary policy, an empirical research on credit distribution through the EU.

He is also the Senior Advisor, with a small team, to the President of UnicajaBanco, a leader and profitable former regional saving bank.

In 1991 he was the President of Caja de Ahorros de Antequera, merging then with another four saving banks to create Unicaja. In the new Unicaja he founded Unicorp, a financial holding; Unigest, a society for investment funds management; Ahorroandaluz, for pension funds management; Unicorp Mediación, an insurance broker; Unicorp Patrimonio, an asset management society; and Unicorp Vida, a life insurance company . In 1992 Unicorp was also a founding member of Titulización de Activos, leader in the securitization business in Spain. He was the President or CEO in each society till 2007.

Recent publications by Gumersindo Ruiz include: contributor to “The First Great Recession of the 21st Century”, Edward Elgar Publishers, 2011; contributor to “The First Crisis in a Global Economy”, Thomson Reuters, 2011; “Mortgage Foreclosure Process in Securitization Funds”, Revista de Economistas Forenses, 2011; “Debt Securitization in the Spanish Electrical Sector”, Cuadernos de Economía, 2011. “Why the rate of interest will be at very low levels for years”, Arethuse, 2014; “Forecasting the price of housing in Spain: An econometric model”, Jornadas Internacionales de Política Económica, 2017; “Rate of interest and Taylor´s Rule”, Arethuse, 2017. Two e-books on the subject of securitization by Gumersindo Ruiz et al have been published by the Instituto de Estudios Inmobiliarios (Instai).

For more than thirteen years he has been a weekly columnist for Grupo Joly, a group of nine regional newspapers.

He is also the President of the Instituto de Análisis Inmobiliario, a center for research on real estate and appraisal; the Presidente of the “Economy and Finance Commission” at the Málaga Chamber of Commerce; Senior Advisor to AIS-International, artificial intelligence; and a Senior Advisor to the program for high level golf players studying at Málaga University.

In the seventies he was a Fulbright student in the United States, a Fundación March scholar, and visitor professor in the University of California, Berkeley.

In the last few years he has been actively involved in research and teaching on Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance, with presentations at the University of Malaga, European Parliament Program: “GRSCC in the European Union” (May 2018); and University of La Laguna: “Governance post-crisis in the EU: the vision of the firm” (September 2018)



Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy. Master General Management Program (GMP).Master in Sales and Marketing Management. Master in Advanced Human Resources Management.

Business manager of more than 200 million euros in sales, with consolidated
experience in the pharma sector. Leader of Marketing, Sales, Medical Affairs,
Training and Commercial Planning& Innovation teams. Able to define and
implement strategic plans that provide sustainability in the short and medium
term. She promotes effective and competitive organizations, create social responsibility projects and innovate
clients services and commercial management processes.



DR. Jason A. Scorza is Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Fairleigh Dickinson University where he teaches and lectures on the history of political and social thought and the ethics of public and international affairs.

Dr.Scorza earned his Ph.D. in Politics at Princeton University and is author of a book, Strong Liberalism: Habits of Mind for Democratic Citizenship (Tufts University Press, 2007), as well as more than forty papers and articles, including those appearing in journals such as Political Theory, The Review of Politics, Theory and Research in Education, and the International Journal of Politics and Ethics. He also is editor of Higher Education as a Bridge to the Future (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2015).

Dr. Scorza also serves as Vice Provost for International Affairs at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey (USA). In the latter capacity he oversees global learning programs, study abroad programs, global partnerships, international initiatives, and FDU’s University Core Curriculum. Under Scorza’s leadership, FDU became the first university in the world to be granted Special Consultative Status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).



William “Pat” Schuber served as The County Executive of Bergen County for 12 years, 9 years as a member of the New Jersey State Assembly and Mayor of the Borough of Bogota for 4 years.

He is an Senior Lecturer in the School of Administrative Science, Petrocelli College, Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a faculty member in the Master of Administrative Science (MAS), Master of Science in Cyber and Homeland Security (MSCHSA), Master of Sports Administration (MSA) and Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies (BAIS). His courses include Leadership, Government, Homeland Security, Law, Ethics and Communication. Pat is also the Co-Director of the Diplomacy and International Relations Program. He is a past Adjunct Professor in Business Law at Montclair University and Seton Hall University. He is an Instructor in the Certified Public Manager Course of Studies (CPM) and the Police Executive Leadership Course sponsored by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police and the New Jersey State Police (NJSP). He is also an honorary member of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.

Pat has conducted Leadership Staff Ride Seminars at the Battlefields of Gettysburg, Antietam, Trenton, Princeton, Monmouth Courthouse, Brandywine and Normandy, France. He lectures frequently on military history, historical leadership, homeland security, ethics, communication and conflict resolution to numerous civic groups.

Pat is the Seminar Director for the Bergen Leads Program sponsored by the Volunteer Center of Bergen County. This program trains future leaders in business, non-profit and government.

He has written several scholarly articles and co-authored books on topics of History, Leadership and Homeland Security.

He served as a Captain in the US Army Reserve (Retired).

He has been appointed a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Pat is a graduate of Fordham University with a BA and received his JD at Fordham University School of Law. He is currently serving Of Counsel to the law firm of DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick & Cole, LLP in Teaneck, New Jersey.


Doctor in Medicine and Surgery, with Cum laude honors, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Faculties of Medicine, UB and UAB.
Specialist in Clinical Analysis. Specialist in Clinical Biochemistry. Coordinator for Research, Development and Innovation (RDI), European Union. Col·legi Oficial de Metges de Barcelona. – Appointed by the Cabinet of the Departament d’Innovació, Universitats i Empresa (DIUE), as the responsible point of contact in the field of health for Catalonia and accepted by the “European Office of the Ministry of Science and Innovation” (MICINN), for the 7th Framework Program. – Active member of the Institutional Human Resources Strategy Group (Charter and Code for Recruitment of European Researchers, C & C, USA) – President of the Advisory Counsel of Clinical Laboratories of Catalonia, Department of Health, Generalitat de Catalunya. 210 articles published in scientific journals; 30 chapters in books, 215 lectures and/or international presentations and 615 national presentations; awarded grants for 21 national research projects awarded as the principal investigator, plus 4 projects awarded by the European Union; 4 European projects as scientific adviser and 11 national; 1 invention patent “(Ref. 9701157) Amino acid formulas for the elderly and procedure for calculations of the same” 16 NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL HONORS, INCLUDING- Creu de Sant Jordi, granted by the Government of the Generalitat de Catalunya – Creu de d’Institut Català de la Salut (ICS), in recognition of his dedication to Public Health throughout different positions (1966-2010) – Medal of the Research Foundation, Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron- “Aparicio Garrido, Asociación Española de Biopatología Médica (AEBM)” – “Abraham García-Almansa, Spanish Society of Basic and Applied Nutrition (SENBA)”- “Paul Harris” Medal, Rotary International Foundation. – BioMerieux, “Spanish Society of Clinical Chemistry (SEQC)


At CIBBIM-Nanomedicine cooperation has always endured. We have several collaborations with Biotech and Pharma companies centered on the identification of new cancer biomarkers for diagnosis and therapeutic targets using high throughput screening strategies. The success of some of these projects can be already sustained by new patented cancer biomarkers.
We have a fully-developed Research Program based on Nanotechnology for Biomedical applications and in particular in targeted and non-targeted drug delivery systems, diagnosis and new imaging tools in oncology and rare diseases. In this context, we are involved in several studies, some of them within Industrial Consortiums, in which animal models are used for addressing validation and toxicity analysis of some nanotechnology approaches directed towards specific tumor targets. One of our aims is to provide the Industry and other research groups with an optimal in vivo validation platform for preclinical studies of new nanotechnology biomedical developments. Development of appropriate nanotechnology devices is crucial to achieve substantial improvements on cancer drug delivery, and diagnostics. To achieve higher standards and better technological approaches in this field is of the utmost importance to ensure research collaborations among research groups with different biomedical, clinical and technological areas of expertise, and also to provide a good interactive environment and transnational cooperative working with adequate industrial, technological and clinical partnerships. These should ensure an optimal improvement of the actual diagnostic tools and treatment protocols of the cancer patients and will provide better survival, lower health costs and furthermore, a considerable improvement on their overall quality of life.


Josep Tàpies holds the Family-Owned Business Chair at IESE and is a Professor in the Department of Strategic Management. He holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and has an MBA from ESADE.

His areas of expertise include strategic management, corporate governance, and family-owned businesses, their development and governance structures. He currently teaches in the MBA program and in other training programs for managers at IESE. He also designs programs focused on topics specifically related to the family-owned business, where he teaches General Management, Government and Strategy in the Family-Owned Business.

Professor Tàpies has been a professor of General Management at different business schools in Europe and Latin America: AESE in Portugal, IDE in Ecuador, PAD-Universidad de Piura in Peru, ISE in Brazil, IAE in Argentina, ESE in Chile and INALDE in Colombia. He has also been a member of the academic board of IPADE in Mexico and the ESE of Santiago, Chile.

For many years, he has worked as an advisor in several companies, many of them family-owned, as well as in Spanish and international banking institutions. He is a member of the Board of Directors of several Spanish companies, Fellow of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA), member of the board of directors of the Spanish Association of Family-Owned Business Consultants and Academicians (CAEF). He is also a member of the International Academy of Management.

Professor Tàpies is the author of numerous book chapters and books such as: “100 Familias que cambiaron el mundo: Las empresas familiares y la industrialización”, “Sí quiero: el compromiso de la familia empresaria”, “Management Buy Out”, “Plan de vuelo”, “Empresa familiar, ni tan pequeña ni tan joven”,”Family values and value creation” (junto con el profesor John L. Ward), “Familia empresaria” and “Génesis del consejo”. He has also written a wide variety of academic and journalistic articles on family-owned businesses.

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Full Professor of Entrepreneurship, Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship and Internationalization, and PhD Program Director (International Doctorate in Entrepreneurship and Management, iDEM) at the School of Economics and BusinessUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). I received a PhD (European Doctoral Programme in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, UAB / Växjö University – Sweden), a MA in Applied Research in Social and Cultural Anthropology (UAB) and a BA in Economics and Business (UAB). I also regularly visit Haas School of Business (University of California BerkeIey). My research focuses on the analysis of factors affecting entrepreneurship in different contexts, using the institutional approach as a theoretical framework, and combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

I have published several studies in international academic journals (including Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, International Small Business Journal, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Technology Transfer, Research Policy, Small Business Economics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, etc.) and I participate in Spanish and international research projects (GEM, PSED, GUESSS). Currently, I run the Minor in Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation  and teach entrepreneurship courses at undergraduate (Department of Business –School of Economics and Business-), master (Master in Applied Research in Economics and Business -MAREB-) and doctoral level (International Doctorate in Entrepreneurship and Management, iDEM) at the UAB and at other international universities. Also, I work as a consultant in entrepreneurship, innovation and SMEs in many projects of the Catalan and Spanish government, European Union, OCDE and the private sector. I am co-founder and director of Centre for University Entrepreneurship -CIEU- (UAB Emprèn).


Fundación Palacio de Villalón. (Responsible for the Registry of works of art since 2013. Legal advice and technical secretariat of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation) Law degree from the Complutense University of Madrid, Master in Taxation from the Centro de Estudios Garrigues. He has taught courses at FGUMA and UNIA.


Degree in Geography and History June 1997. University of Navarra. Degree in Artistic Studies September 1997. University Navarre.

Degree in Geography and History June 1997. University of Navarra.
Degree in Artistic Studies September 1997. University

Cooperation Project Manager having participated in the preparation, monitoring and justification of more than 160 projects in the following countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Guatemala, El Salvador, Peru, Lebanon, Bolivia and India since 1992 to the present.

Training Consultant 2017- Associate Professor of the University of Navarra. Law School. Degree of International Relations. Subject: Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Assistance of the EU.

International Cooperation Consultant: Project Management, Identification, Formulation, Monitoring, Justification, External Evaluations, Strategic Plans and Communication Plans. International Volunteering Management.
Subjects taught: Project formulation according to Logical Framework, Fundraising, Volunteering and Awareness.



Doctor in Sociology from the University of Barcelona. She is a social analyst who has combined academic research and applied sociology. Her teaching and research activity is carried out at the ESADE Institute for Social Innovation, addressing issues related to digital transformation and social impact. The last report she has led is “My Data, My Rules. From data extractivism to digital empowerment”.

She is also an active disseminator and regularly participates in conferences and conferences. She writes regularly in different newspapers (El Periódico, ARA, El Diari de l’Educació) and also collaborates in radio and TV programs. She has just published his first essay about the digital experience of young people, entitled “You are not your self. 9 digital secrets that everyone lives but nobody explains.”

Mikel Lizarralde

Mikel Lizarralde is a renowned international medium and author of the book A New Message. His desire to understand social behavior, human experiences and the psyche, led him to study different areas related to the mind, human behavior and extrasensory experiences. He finished with honors training in Psychic Studies in Montreal, Canada (2005) www.iiihs.org. After studying Counseling (2014), he decided to train in psychology, graduating in (2021) from the International University of La Rioja. Mikel is a spiritual reverend, he collaborates as a volunteer in the Alaia Association (Center for Attention to Grief), and received the “Award of Excellence for Helping Create a Better World in the Program“ International Ambassadors for Peace ”, directed by Elaine Valdov , related to the United Nations Department of Public Information.


Industrial Engineer from the University of Navarra, PhD Engineer from the Technische Universität Berlin, Black Belt from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Laura, began her professional career at the Volkswagen Quality Chair.


He has published four books and more than twenty articles in international scientific journals related to quality management. He has attended international congress numbers and actively participates with different universities. In the field of teaching, she is a collaborating professor at the UIC (International University of Catalonia), collaborating professor of the Master in Supply Chain Management at the UPC, collaborating professor at the ICIL and a visiting professor at the master in Project Management at the University of Piura in Peru .

Professional experience: She has developed her career as Quality Director of different MEM companies, (Automotive, Daimler Group Company), TSB (Transport, Barcelona, ​​1000 employees) among others, creating the quality department. EFQM, ISO 9001: 2015, SQAS. Internal audits. Outsourcing. Supplier Evaluation. Read Management Process improvement. Continuous improvement teams, among other functions.

jordi mas


Jordi Mas holds a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Barcelona and an MBA from ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. He started his professional career as a scientific researcher in the fields of microbial ecology and biotechnology and has taught at several universities in the Barcelona area.


He also worked in the R&D division of a chemical company located in Barcelona. Since 1996, he has specialized in R&D management. In this capacity, his responsibilities have ranged from project manager to Director of the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI), Coordinator of International Relations at the Secretariat for Universities and Research (SUR) of the Catalan Government, and Executive Director of the Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR). Currently he is the Program Officer of the Spanish Supercomputing Network (RES) at the Barcelona Supercomputer Center (BSC).

He has also taught strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship at different universities. He has also served as Council Member of the city of Sitges, responsible for finance, city planning, public health and environmental issues.

Currently he serves as Associate Professor of Microbiology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Faculty of Biosciences, UAB) and at the International University of Catalonia (Faculty of Odontology, UIC).



Dr. Arcadi Navarro is Professor of Genetics and ICREA research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF, Barcelona). He holds a PhD in Genetics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. After leaving academia for a few years, he returned to basic research in 1999 as a postdoc at Edinburgh University.

He joined UPF in 2002, where he leads a research group on evolutionary genomics, an area in which he has 180 publications, mostly using computational approaches and covering issues that range from chromosomal speciation or biodiversity to senescence or how to better predict phenotypes from genomic data.

He was Vice-director of the Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (IBE, a joint UPF-CSIC institute) from its foundation in 2008 and until 2013. Between 2013 and 2016 he was director of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences of the UPF. In addition, he was director of the Population Genomics Node of the Spanish National Institute of Bioinformatics (INB). In 2013 and joined the CRG (Center for Genomic Regulation) to co-direct the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA, see https://ega-archive.org) in the context of a collaboration with the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). The EGA is the largest world-wide steward and distributor of Medical Genomics data.

He quitted all this between 2016 and 2018 to be the Secretary of Universities and Research in the Catalan Government. In 2019, he went back to his previous responsibilities and, additionally, became the director of the Barcelona Beta Brain Research Center (https://www.barcelonabeta.org/), focusing on the prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease. Since March 2020 he is also director of the Fundación Pasqual Maragall (https://fpmaragall.org/).


Joaquim Borrás Ferré, ambassador and professor at the Icloby Foundation, is also the executive president of ISS Spain. Born in Barcelona 55 years ago, Joaquim Borrás Ferré has led the ISS group in Spain since 2007. He joined the company in 1998, coming from the Danish company Nilfisk, a company in which he held different positions, from salesman to director Marketing, until reaching the general direction and the position of CEO


Since completing his Business Sciences degree at ESADE in Barcelona, he has completed his training with postgraduate programs at various international business schools, such as the Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris, where he specialized in Marketing and Advertising, or the MC Gill University in Montreal. He has also completed managerial specialization studies at Standford University in California, at IESE at ESADE.


Full Professor at the Department of Economics of the Federal University of Roraima – Brazil. Post-doctorate – Center for the Enviroment (Oxford Universit UK, 2007) and at the Universidad Norte Fluminense (Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, 2019). PhD in Economics (Universitat de Barcelona, 2002). Official doctorate in Economic Theory (University of São Paulo, 2006). Master in Economic History (Autonomous University of Barcelona, 2000). Bachelor of Economics (Title approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports – Spain). She was an Associate Researcher at the Center for Brazilian Studies at Oxford University – UK. Member of the International Society of Ecological Economics – ISEE and Brazilian Society of Ecological Economics – ECOECO

Coordinator of the Research Group – Amazon: Natural Resources and Socioeconomic and Environmental Sustainability. She works as a researcher in the areas of: International Economy, Development and Environmental Public Policies, Exploitation of the Natural Resources of the Amazon, Socioeconomic and Environmental Sustainability, and Economics of Indigenous Peoples. She is the author of the books: Amazonía – Dinâmica do Carbono e Impactos Socioeconômicos e Ambientais, and Amazonía: Riquezas Naturais e Sustentabilidade Sócioambiental


Doctor in Sociology. Professor, member of the People-Environment Research Group and Co-Director of the Postgraduate Course “Social Marketing” at the University of A Coruña. Between 1991 and 2011, Director of the Sondaxe Institute (Voice of Galicia Corporation), of studies and demoscopic work. Consultant and Founder Partner in several sociological applications companies. Writer in various media (Economía Digital, ECO Magazine) and Editor-in-Chief (2016-2019) at UpMedia (Cepymenews, PLAN Magazine). Author of a dozen books, as well as co-author of many other works, in some also as coordinator. 2019 Diderot International Essay Award..


Biologist and MBA, my professional experience has been linked to the design and development of environmental and ecology projects, to the promotion of BIOSPHERE spaces, at the management and conservation of RESOURCES
NATURAL: water, soil and biodiversity, a environmental quality systems (ISO,
EMAS), to the study and promotion of development sustainable, for the purposes and adaptation to climate change, conducting studies Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), cycle analysis of Life (LCA), the circular economy, the
education and sustainable tourism


Carles Agustí Hernàndez is a Governance Consultant (Open Government, Big Data, Smart Cities and SDG’s), SDG Certified and international speaker about this issues with attendance in more than 100 congresses. He’s considered by World CSR organization one of the 50 best experts in Smart Cities at world level. Sustainable Development Manager Goals Certified and Spain Country Officer by IFGICT-International speaker about this items with attendance and speech in more than 100 congresses and events over the world.

United Nations collaborator for governance and SDG’s.He achieved that Barcelona accomplish for  first time 100% of the international criteria of transparency He deploy open government project of Barcelona Regional Government, project called “DibaOberta”. He has been General Secretary of the international organization OIDP that has nearly 1,000 cities in almost 100 countries. 

Member of Leading Cities international organization and Barcelona Open Data Initiative Advisory Board, also in UCLG Open Government Commission (United Cities and Local Governments).

He Has been President of the political communication association of Catalonia Compolcat, and Vice President of ACCIEP

Senior Advisor, mentor and consultant of companies and institutions in the subjects of their expertise and visiting professor of some universities.

 CEO Data Coach – Very Personal Coach
CEO in this company from which make consultancy and advice projects in governance.IFGICT Country Officer Spain
Spain Country Officer of this international organization based in Brazil – USA – Switzerland, from which have also Sustainable Development Goals Manager Certified.
Senior Advisor en Doxa:Governance Senior Advisor in Governance in this company with more than 50 workers and projects over the world.
Mentor in Tipscool


Start ups Mentor and collaboration in digitization and governance projects inside Barcelona Digital Talent Project.


PhD from the University of Girona within the doctoral program of Social Sciences, Health and Education of the Faculty of Psychology and Education. Postgraduate course in university policy and management completed in 2012 at the University of Barcelona at the Institute of Education Sciences (ICE). Postgraduate in Human Resources Management, completed in 2011 at the University of Barcelona (IL3) and at the School of Business Administration (EAE). Postgraduate in initiation to research completed in 2010 at the University of Andorra. Postgraduate in Educational Sciences, completed in 2007 at the University of Andorra. Diploma of Advanced Doctoral Studies completed in 2007 at the University of Lleida in the Department of Pedagogy and Psychology.

CERTIFICATE OF TEACHING IN «PSYCHOPEDAGOGICAL INTERVENTION IN DIVERSITY» obtained in 2007 by the University of Lleida in the Department of Pedagogy and Psychology. MASTER IN IMMIGRATION, EDUCATION AND INTERCULTURALITY completed in 2005 at the University of Salamanca, at the “Luis Vives” Teaching School with the final master’s degree on Processing, Organization and lexical and phonological representation in female readers. POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION IN PLURILINGUAL EDUCATION completed in 2004 at the University of Barcelona, Institute of Education Sciences (ICE). MASTER’S DEGREE IN HEARING AND LANGUAGE DISORDERS completed in 2002 at the University of Lleida in the Department of Pedagogy and Educational Psychology, Qualified by the Commission of Habilitation of the College of Speech Therapists of Catalonia, LICENSED IN PSYCHOPEDAGOGY in 2001 by the University of Lleida in the Faculty of Education Sciences. DIPLOMA IN MAGISTERY, in the specialty of PRIMARY Education completed in 1999 at the University of Lleida at the Faculty of Education Sciences.

She is part of the permanent staff of the University of Andorra, from the 2007-08 academic year, developing the tasks of Professor in the Bachelor’s degree in Educational Sciences

She has also been a research member of the Language Research Group of the University of Andorra in the period 2010-12, participating in the Multilingualism research project at the University.

Collaborator in the project “We make the school multilingual” organized by the Catalan Society of Pedagogy and the College of Speech Therapists of Andorra (March-2017)

She has participated in numerous investigations of sociolinguistic and sociological works: Research project “The values of the Andorran population”. Research project “Representation and linguistic uses in Catalonia, 2004” funded by the Generalitat of Catalonia. Project “Cultural identity, belonging and language in trilingual Aragon”. Multilingualism, Interculturality and education, among others, as well as the author of an extensive list of publications


International consultant specialized in corporate social responsibility, sustainability, conflict management, human rights, social development and public policy. Miguel has twenty years of experience in research, consulting and management in community relations, social responsibility and socioeconomic development projects. For the past fifteen years, he has worked in the extractive industry, holding management positions in a mining company and social consultants, and is a Strategic Partner in an international NGO. As an industry manager, he has had direct responsibility for the design, implementation and monitoring of community relations, socio-environmental management, CSR plans and management systems. Miguel is an anthropologist with completed Master of Social Management studies.

He is currently founder and Director of CCPM Grupo Consultor where he is in charge of giving direction and leadership towards the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategy and its annual goals and objectives.


Responsible for the implementation of an integrated management of Social Affairs for the activities of the mining industry, including: Development of the Corporate Strategy and Social Management Systems. Both processes allow a more precise definition of the company’s social objectives and the systematic application of activities to achieve effective results and continuously improve performance.


He is also an Industry Fellow at the Center for Social Responsibility in Mining, The University of Queensland. The Center for Social Responsibility at the University of Queensland is one of the global leaders in research and advocacy in the extractive industry. The responsibilities assumed are aimed at contributing to the Center through the exchange of professional knowledge in social management in extractive industries. The activities to be developed include participating in research projects, conducting institutional presentations, preparing and sharing documents to share best practices among others.


He is also a strategic partner in RESOLVE, an international NGO based in Washington with thirty-eight years of work with leaders in all sectors on issues of sustainability, environment and public health, with special emphasis on the development of collaborative solutions between sectors www. resolv.org.


Responsible for providing specialized technical support to projects developed by RESOLVE in America:


Sustainable development of natural resources. Resources and Rights, with an emphasis on Resource Diplomacy, including indigenous rights and Free and Informed Prior Consent (CPLI) I. Ethical ReSource Supply Chains with a particular focus on site / community conditions.



She is a screenwriter, director and producer. She worked for some time as a personal assistant and script supervisor before directing her first short documentary, The Show, in 2013. Her first feature-length documentary, It’s Never Darker, followed the year after. She is co-founder of the Antivaho Cinematográfico production company with Xavi Esteban. Panteres is her first short fiction film and a prelude to her debut feature film, The Quiet Women, which she is currently developing.


Advisory Senior Manager at DPMC. Consultant with more than 15 years of experience in promoting the transformation of Companies through the purpose of people. Aligning people management policies and systems with the company’s strategy and impacting the triple bottom line.
She was director of Learning & Development at ISS, promoting the Organization’s strategy through employee engagement. Franklin Cove Program Facilitator.


Nadia Llorens holds a degree in Political Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and specialized in International Organizations from Science Po Paris. 

He also holds a postgraduate degree in international development, a master’s degree in Public Management (from UAB, UPF and UB), and Leadership and Social Innovation course within ESADE’s executive program.

His professional career began in 2004 with UNHCR as Project Manager in the Catalan Committee of UNHCR and in December 2006 he changed course of Humanitarian Action to work in international development with the Vicente Ferrer Foundation where he has held different positions, the latter being Responsible for Programs and Grants for that foundation. 


Gonzalo Brito

Clinical Psychologist from the Universidad Católica de Chile and Doctor of Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in the United States. He studied at the Center for Research and Education for Compassion and Altruism at Stanford University (CCARE) and is currently director of the International Training of Instructors of the “Compassion Cultivation Training” Program (CCT) for Spanish-speaking countries in collaboration with Nirakara and the Compassion Institute. He has completed a Post-Graduate Certificate at the University of Derby, UK, in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) under the supervision of Paul Gilbert. Author and co-author of different books.


Business Thinker & amp; Organizational Coach Graduate in Philosophy, MBA from IESE and Doctor in Business Organization. Director of Executive Development at Arthur ANDERSEN. Professor of Human Behavior at IESE, UPF, UAO and various universities in Europe and America.

He has directed in-company managerial training projects for SANTANDER, NOVARTIS, SEAT,PORT DE BARCELONA, HOSPITAL CLÍNIC, NH GROUP, etc.

Creator of Managing Incompetence, an alternative vision of the company and its people. Best international seller: Incompetent Management (9 ed) and The Japanese Who Crashed the Train to buy time (8 ed). Slow Management, Planning without decimals, Delegating recklessly or Directing Slow Fire are some of his disruptive proposals.

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Graduated in Law, Magistrate and President of Fundación por la Justicia entered the Judicial Career by opposition, exercising competences in civil, commercial, family, criminal and civil registry matters.

University professor, Head of Studies of the School of Legal Practice of the Illustrious College of Lawyers of Valencia between 1999 and 2008, expert for the European Year against Racism, expert in the Congress on Human Responsibilities and Duties, Patron of the Oxfam Intermon Foundation since October 2004 to June 2017, Creator of the “Bill of Rights of the User of Justice” at the initiative of the Valencian Association of Consumers and Users (AVACU) in 2002, First Award for Human Rights of the Illustrious College of Lawyers of Valencia, President Foundation for Justice.

Impossible to list the experience in different countries in the field of judicial services.

We name some of them: Dominican Republic, expert in Justice of the European Union for the preparation of a Pilot Project for immediate support and for a Feasibility Study of a Program to support the Reform and Modernization of the State.

International Consultant to provide technical assistance to the Judicial School in the development of the Continuing Judicial Training Project in Panama. In Ethiopia Diagnosis of the situation and evaluation of the possibilities of action for the “National Plan of Action for the Rights of Ethiopian Women.

In Sofia (Bulgaria) Short Term Expert in the “Training Judges and Lawyers”, called “Support for the elaboration and effective implementation of the consumer protection legislation and for the strengthening of the institutional structure in the field of consumer protection”.

He has been, among others in El Salvador, Consultant on “Training of Work Teams in the Judicial Office”, within the “Project to Strengthen Initial and Continuous Training of Legal Operators”, appointed by the General Council of the Judicial Power of Spain and President of the International Tribunal for the application of Restorative Justice, convened by the UCA Institute of Human Rights and the Network of Committees of victims of the armed conflict.

In Bangladesh Youth support through microcredit acquisition of a job with rischaws.

In Lima (Peru) Jurisdictional activity in the Fifth Criminal Chamber for Trials with Free Prisoners in the Superior Court of Justice, designated by the Council, improves the living conditions of orphaned or neglected children.

In Senegal, a co-development project with five associations of women and youth at risk of exclusion and institutional strengthening of five municipalities for democratic and participatory management, incorporating respect for human rights. In Colombia Consultant to Human Rights Organizations for the peace process.

In Mexico Expert in Penitentiary Mediation and Restorative Justice in National Mediation Congresses, held in Tlalnepantla de Baz and Puebla.

… these are just some examples of his specific professional experience in judicial cooperation and development cooperation.