Our experts compose a knowledge network that allows us to master the important focus areas established by Icloby, LOBBYING, CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, SOCIAL INNOVATION AND HEALTH.
Listado de embajadores (por orden alfabético):
D. XAVIER CARRO
Bachelor of Business Administration and Management (UOC). General Management Program ESADE. Executive Master in Marketing and Sales ESADE. Academic partner in the marketing and sales areas at ESADE. Visiting Professor, Master in Packaging UPC. Country Leader in an international company listed on Nasdaq.
Lawyer and Biologist, The George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC, US, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, US. Partner with Bowles Rice LLP, Charleston, WV, US. Represented clients in state and federal tribunals and before administrative agencies such as the US Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service, in litigation related to contractual business disputes and legal compliance. Biologist at the Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, WV, US, responsible for the investigation and preparation of environmental impact statements in compliance with federal laws. Graduated cum laude and honored by the Faculty of the Biology Department of Marshall University.
Volunteer. Board of Directors of the Lawyer Disciplinary Board of the State of West Virginia, US.
Volunteer and member of the Board of Directors of the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Charleston, WV, US.
PhD cum laude in Advertising and Public Relations (UAB). Master’s in Community Manager (UA). Postgraduate in Business Communication (UPF). Bachelor’s Degree in Contemporary History (UAB).
Diploma in Future Search Conference. Chaos Management (Brattleboro EEUU). Professor of Public Relations at UVic-Universitat Central de Catalunya. Associate Professor of the School of Public Relations (UB). Associate Professor of Online Education (UOC). Visiting professor at various business schools, UB and UAB. Specialist in group cohesion and knowledge management.
Member of the Emprén research group (UVic-UCC). Member of the Compolwatch (ACCIEP) political communication research group. Communications professional since 1990.
Currently, Clara is a Senior Lecturer of communication of the UVic, although, she has taught different courses at the UAB (University Autonomous of Barcelona), and at the UPF (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and the UB (Universitat de Barcelona) and in another’s universities. At the same time, she taught the same courses in different Business Schools, EAE, ISM-ESIC (Business and Marketing School), and IDEC (UPF). In 1998 she earned a Postgraduate in Business Communication by IDEC and UPF. She has been a Communications professional since 1990. She received a Master’s in Community Manager and Social Networks Management by the UA (University of Alicante) in 2013. In 2004 she defended her Thesis about Conflict Resolution, earning CUM LAUDE honors. She obtained a PhD in Advertising and Public Relations by the UAB. PI of the group Emprèn (Emprèn-UVic) PI of the group Compolwatch (ACCIEP).
MIREIA DEL POZO
Degree in Law.
Degree in information and communication technologies.
Diploma in management skills and management of social entities and Third Sector.
Manager Center for Economic and Social Studies – 9 years.
Director and producer of the radio program Plusvalía – economic and social – 9th season. Radio program with high quality program recognition – 9 years.
Director, producer, creator and co-chair of the radio program Plusvalía Mujeres. First and only radio program in Catalonia with thematic women, for the whole society: men and women. Presenter and scriptwriter of the All Suma + radio show. Third Social Sector and volunteering.
Member of the team of experts in the radio program Metropolis.Colaboradora habitual in radio and TV programs (Radio Estel, Radio Nacional de España, Radio4, Cope, SER, Onda Cero, RTVE). Daily columnist La República.
Directive of the Network of Women Directives of the Social Sector.
IESE Member I-Wil Women in Leadership.
Independent consultant Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona.
Lecturer, professor (UB) and participating in several conferences.
Municipal Counselor of Institutional Reports and Citizenship of the City of Barcelona (2011-2015).
Previously Communication Director, private companies and gender violence attorney.
JOAN CARLES FAJARDO
Eurecat – Technology Centre of Catalonia
IESE Business School – University of Navarra
Doctor in the society of information and knowledge. Innovation. Applied economics.
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.
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.
MARCELO A. GLAVIC BARRIOS
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.
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.
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.
Expert Consultant of companies and institutions, in clinical management, health process management, private management of public resources, in different cultures, Latin America, Europe and Asia, Professor and experienced speaker.
He is an expert in clinical management, the treatment of chronic patients, health quality, process management, comprehensive care and related technologies. He has an Executive Master’s in Healthcare Organization Management. He has been a consultant to companies throughout the value chain in areas related to healthcare and new technologies. He currently runs the Innovation Department at the TicSalut Foundation.
JOAQUIM MARTINS LAMPREIA
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. XAVIER MELO
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.
Bachelor of Information Sciences (UAB), Diploma in Management of Business Services (ESADE), Postgraduate in Scientific Communication (UPF), Diploma in Public Relations (ISM), Diploma in Conceptual Marketing (EADA).
Teaching consultant for the “Strategic Public Relations Management” program of (UOC), Professor of the Master’s in Communication and Advertising Management of ESIC-ISM and Lobby and Public Affairs, Guest Professor in the Master’s in Coolhunting at Elisava-UPF, Professor in the Master’s in High Directive Function, Associate Professor in Information Sciences (UAB), etc. Different publications, articles and conferences about lobbying, communication, reputation, leadership, etc.
Bachelor & MBA from ESADE with specialization in Business Strategy and Postgraduate specialization in Blockchain Technologies from the universities of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Princeton University.
He is currently CEO & Cofounder of the strategic consultancy Barcelona Blockchain Consulting specializing in Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation & Application. CEO & Founder of Zania Group.
Since 2004 he has been a collaborating professor at ESADE in the marketing and sales departments. Strategic consultant for IBM and PriceWaterHouseCoopers
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.
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.
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)
D. ALEX SALDAÑA
Bachelor of Business Administration and Management (UPC). Master in Business Administration and Management (Nottingam Trend University). International Trade Management and Management Program. TEAT (Universitat de Girona). Chief Commercial Officer. Professor of the Department of Marketing Management in top management Universities. More than 15 years of experience in the international industrial sector in markets of raw materials, specialties, new products and Packaging. Specialist in the development and management of commercial teams in the Global field.
SONIA SAURINA MARTINEZ
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.
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 Business, Universitat 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).
GISELA VILLASEVIL PAU
PhD in Engineering applied to projects: quality, environment, safety and health and food safety by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
Bachelor in Science in Environmental Science by Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey, USA.
Degree in Environmental Sciences from the Spanish Ministry of Education
Master in Business Administration and Management MBA by CEPADE.
Master in Quality Management by the School of Industrial Organization of Madrid.
Master in Prevention of Occupational Risks in the 3 specialties by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
He has developed his career in the world of environmental management, quality, environment, risk prevention and corporate social responsibility for 20 years in different companies from different business sectors. She is currently Co-founder and Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility and Marketing at IVANOVICH GAMES SL (a technology company that designs, develops and publishes video games on different platforms worldwide).
She has been and is a speaker for different universities such as UB, UPC, IUSC, EAE Business School, etc.)