Director of the UOC's MBA and Managerial Functions programmes. PhD in Economics and Business Sciences from the University of Barcelona. Associate lecturer of Economics and Business Studies at the UOC. His work combines professional and academic activities. His main lines of work are related to corporate culture, management, and analysis of factors that lead to competitive advantages for businesses, topics on which he has produced a notable amount of teaching and research material.
Pilar Ficapal Cusí
PhD in the Information and Knowledge Society from the UOC. Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Diploma in Advanced Studies in Human Resources and Organizations from the University of Barcelona. Lecturer in the area of Human Resources in the faculty of Economics and Business Studies at the UOC. Researcher for i2TIC, an interdisciplinary research group analysing ICT.
M. Àngels Fitó Bertran
Director of Economics and Business Studies at the UOC. PhD in Economics and Business Sciences from the University of Barcelona and master's degree in Business Management of Taxation and Finance, also from the University of Barcelona. For many years she has combined business consultancy in different professional offices with university teaching roles in the field of financial and accounting management. Her research activities have centred on the sphere of management and financial accounting, with her results published in a number of different national and international journals and shared at prestigious specialist conventions.
Ramon González Cambray
Engineering degree in Management IT. Bachelor's degree in Market Research and Techniques. Master's degree in E-Learning). Academic director of the master's degree programme in Quality and Innovation Management at the UOC. Course Director at the UOC Business School. Lecturer of Economics and Business Studies at the UOC. Consultant and auditor for management systems. Project manager in quality, innovation and ICT. European assessor for the EFQM model.
PhD in Economics and Business Studies from the University of Castilla-La Mancha. Associate lecturer in Marketing and Innovation in the faculty of Economics and Business Studies at the UOC. Postgraduate qualification in Constructing Ecology Models and Natural Resource Management from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Specialized researcher in product innovation, cooperation and knowledge transfer processes between universities and business.
Laura Lamolla Kristiansen
PhD in Political Sciences and Administration from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Bachelor's and master's degrees in Business Administration, both from the ESADE Business School. CEMS Master's in International Management. Lecturer in Economics and Business Studies at the UOC since 2007, where she combines teaching activities in subjects related to entrepreneurial initiative, organization and strategic management with the academic direction of the university master's degree in Business Management. Formerly an associate lecturer at the ESADE Business School. In research fields she is particularly interested in women entrepreneurs, gender in organizations and the creation of businesses in general. She is part of a number of projects related to these topics.
Eva Ortoll Espinet
PhD in Documentary and Information Systems from the University of Zaragoza. Member of the IN3 research group Knowledge and Information Management in Organizations (KIMO), coordinating the research area of competitive intelligence. Bachelor's degree in Library and Information studies from the Carlos III University of Madrid. Diploma in Library and Information Science from the University of Barcelona. Health Sciences university library director for almost ten years at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. UOC lecturer in Information and Communication Sciences since 2001.
Joan Torrent Sellens
PhD in the Information and Knowledge Society, in connection with the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3). Director of i2TIC, an interdisciplinary research group analysing ICT (http://i2tic.net). Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Studies and master's degree in Applied Economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Author of the book Emprender en tiempos de crisis. Hacia las nuevas redes de generación de valor ('Entrepreneurship in times of crisis. Towards new value generation networks').
Collaborating teaching staff
Jordi Adell Herrera
Bachelor's degree in Economics and Public Relations from the University of Barcelona. Business consultant specializing in the training of executives. Managing director of BCB Gestors.
Cristina Aced Toledano
Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), master's degree in Corporate Communication Management from the EAE Business School and master's degree in the Information and Knowledge Society from the UOC. She works as a consultant in independent communication and regularly gives courses. Author of a range of books on digital communication, the most recent of which is titled Relaciones públicas 2.0. Cómo gestionar la comunicación corporativa en el entorno digital ('Public relations 2.0. How to manage corporate communication in the digital environment') (Editorial UOC).
Javier Asenjo Fernández
Bachelor's degree in Economics. Trainer. Business development at Exaccta.
Núria Bosch y Balada
MBA from the ESADE Business School. Baring Private Equity Partners ¿ Baring Consejeros, member of the board of directors. Founding partner of Growth & Sustainability.
Mireia Bosch Fabregas
Master's degree in Management of Healthcare Businesses from the ESADE Business School. Bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona. Executive in the healthcare sector. Consultant on personal and professional development strategies. Specialist in management skills and methods.
Mireia Cabero Jonou
Expert in political excellence and social happiness (the topic of her doctoral thesis). Directing partner of the Institut per a la Felicitat, a centre for innovation in social and institutional happiness through applied neuro-consultancy and creative coaching. Speaker, writer, and author of the book Invertir en felicidad ('Invest in happiness') (UOC, 2012).
Jordi Carrillo Pujol
Studying a PhD in Marketing at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Professionally, for the last fifteen years he has held various links with the financial sector, mainly in corporate banking, In addition to his academic connections with the UOC, he has worked a number of years with the IESE Business School in its department of SMEs.
Joaquim Clara Rahola
Ignasi Clos Bitria
Partner and consultant on open innovation in the Barcelona office of Induct Software, a leading company for open innovation in the international arena. He has implemented open innovation projects for the public sector in health, education, tourism, consumption and industry. Previously, he has been a consultant for new entrepreneurs, and founded Cities in Motion Strategies, a knowledge centre for smart cities (now a part of the IESE Business School). He was also a consultant on strategy and operations at Deloitte Consulting for four years, and for two years was a consultant on internationalization for the American market in the Miami and New York offices of ACC1Ó.
Ignasi de Juan-Creix y Bretón
Physician, and specialist in healthcare, educational and social areas. An international consultant on public policy, his education has come from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the ESADE Business School, the University of Perugia, Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University and Oxford University. He is currently the director in Catalonia of Junior Achievement, which is the world's largest educational entrepreneurship network non-profit organization. He is the European representative of CEAAL (Latin American Council for Adult Education) and the European ambassador of RELATS (Latin American Network of Art and Social Transformation) ad honorem.
Jordi Espriu Fernández
MBA from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Architect graduated from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Expert in management control and planning. Director of public works and urbanistic adviser for the Principality of Andorra.
Joaquín Espín Sánchez
Ignasi Estruch Goicoechea
Engineering degree in Industrial Organization and executive master's degree in Supply Chain Management from the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya (FPC). Head of business strategy at ACC1Ó (Government of Catalonia). Consultant in the private sector and director of the office of Ribate in Catalonia.
Marta Fernández Costa
MBA from the University of San Francisco. Specialization in International Marketing. Bachelor's degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid. ISO 9001 quality auditor, Madrid. Banking Marketing, École des Finances de París. Entrepreneur and consultant in the international arena. More than twenty years working internationally in multicultural and multinational environments, such as Philips; director of international marketing and communication at Astralpool-Fluidra and PSA Peugeot-Citroën. Currently the managing director and owner of Boston Stays Agency in Boston, USA.
Montserrat Forné Puig
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the EAE Business School in Barcelona. Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Nottingham. Master's degree in Marketing from the ESIC Business & Marketing School. Blended Marketing from the IE Business School, Madrid. Innovation and ITC manager in the public administration sector. Former marketing director for the French multinational Bouygues Groupe in the industrial construction sector. Fifteen years of experience leading projects and local, multicultural teams in multinational environments.
Francesc Grau Güell
Specialist in digital communication. Currently he is helping major brands with better programming for their advertising investments in social networks, particularly Facebook and Twitter. Lecturer on Social Networks for the UOC Business School's Executive MBA programme. The author of various papers published on ICT in international science journals, he has also been writing his own blog, COMSULTOR v2.0, on online diplomacy (www.comsultor.com) since 2008. He was vice-president of the ideas laboratory Stic.cat, from where he organized the Premis Blocs Catalunya awards for six years (2008-2013), in addition to a number of other innovative initiatives, such as the first multilateral Twitterview with parties in the running for the Government of Catalonia presidential elections in 2010. He has also been a speaker in public and private events on strategy and management in digital communications and their impact on the reputations of people, businesses and brands.
Ton Guardiet Mas
Bachelor's degree from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Postgraduate qualification in Business administration and in Finance & Investments from the Ambai University, and an Executive MBA from the ESADE Business School. Four languages. Over twenty years' professional experience in the world of business. Manager and director of a number of companies. Consultant and shareholder in business groups. Cofounder of two start-ups and a lecturer at a number of business schools. Professionally, he also manages a business accelerator and, together with a team of European consultants, sets up business ecosystems for innovation acceleration in small and medium-sized enterprises. Further information: www.corporateventuring.com
Joan Gomez Munuera
Consultant on finance, planning and control in business management. Management Development Program qualification from the IESE Business School. Master's degree in Foreign Trade. Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Studies.
Ana Beatriz Hernández Lara
Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Studies from the University of Seville and PhD in Business Organization from the Universidad Pablo de Olavide. Associate lecturer and secretary of the Business Management department at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Specialist in teaching and research areas relating to strategic management, corporate governance and business simulation, particularly by means of e-learning tools such as business games.
Pere Jiménez Creis
President of the Associació de Project Management de les Illes Balears (PMIB). Director of Quality and Innovation for the Institut d'Innovació Empresarial (IDI) of the Government of the Balearic Islands. Industrial engineering degree and MBA.
Jordi Juanós Amperi
Entrepreneur of the communications agency SocialWOM, specializing in offering strategic support to organizations in the tertiary sector, and of the consultancy Nueva Filantropía, specializing in advice on maximizing the impact of networking in social enterprises. Currently an independent consultant and educator specializing in the optimization of leadership and networking performance in civil society organizations. Over twenty years' experience as a social broker, bringing national and international civil society organizations into contact with those in the public and corporate sectors.
Jesús Lázaro Esteban
General Management Program qualification from the IESE Business School, Barcelona. Marketing Management qualification from the Centre Etudes Superiors de Administration, Paris. CSSG, INSEAD. Industrial and Technical Engineering degree from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona. Systems engineer at Honeywell Bull. Managing Director of Boolavogue. Member of the board of directors at a number of different companies.
Dídac López Viñas
Director of Computer Science at the University of Girona. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), postgraduate qualification in IT Management from the Institut Català de Tecnologia (ICT), MBA from Les Heures. Previously he worked as a systems administrator at the UOC and a systems engineer at Hewlett Packard and IECISA. He has been a part of various management boards for the ATI (Association of Computer Technicians), and is a member and an active contributor at COEIC (the Official Professional Association of Computer Engineers of Catalonia).
Alejandro Martín Revilla
Directing partner of TDSystem, an organizational development consultancy. In addition, he has worked as a project manager for the UOC and as a director of training at the Institut Català de Tecnologia (ICT). He regularly fulfils roles in consultancy and training in the areas of organizational development, human resources and management skills development, among others. What is more, he is responsible for programmes on management coaching, commercial development, creation of working teams and managerial training. He has been a lecturer at a range of business schools and institutes over a span of fifteen years. Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences from the University of Barcelona, diploma in Human Resources Management from the EADA Business School, master's degree in Organizational Development from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and Management Development Program qualification from the IESE Business School.
Jordi Mercader Sanjuan
Bachelor's degree in Economics. Law degree. Master's degree in marketing. General Management Program qualification from the IESE Business School. Founder and CEO of Mercaconsult. Founder and CEO of Infinitum Projects. Former board member at venture capital company Inveready Seed.
Juliana Mutis Marín
Project coordinator and founding member of the lab Base de La Piràmide, Barcelona. A specialist in strategy and business models in the context of poverty, she has researched, assessed and given advice to multiple inclusive businesses in Latin America, Uganda and India.
Jaume Oller Rosell
Bachelor's and master's degrees in Business Administration from the ESADE Business School and a participant in the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) exchange programme. Master's degree in International Development from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in 2009.
He worked for over three years at Everis as a consultant, developing strategy plan projects, diversification strategies, and operational and organizational definitions. From 2007 to 2010 he managed the Inclusion Capital programme at Caixa Catalunya's Fundació Un Sol Món ('Only One World Foundation'). Then, during 2010 he was head of the Department for Innovation and Development of New Projects at the Caixa Catalunya Foundation. In addition, as a consultant in social entities and businesses he has worked on the development of various business plans for social enterprises and on the Momentum programme driven by the ESADE Business School and BBVA bank.
In January 2011 he became a founding partner of Tandem Social, a cooperation offering consultancy for social enterprises and projects.
Joan Miquel Piqué Abadal
Directing partner of Maurisili Knowledge (www.maurilia.net) since 2011. Economist, entrepreneur and adviser to small and medium-sized enterprises, with over fifteen years' experience in business and economics analysis. Economics lecturer at the EADA Business School. A coach and consultant for the Economics faculty of the UOC, he is currently participating in the master's programmes on Creation, Direction and Management of SMEs, and on Innovation, teaching the subjects strategy, leadership, and change management. Specialist in economic analysis, business strategy, innovation management, institutional relations and strategic communication. He was managing director at the local consortium Localret, assistant director at the Servei d'Ocupació de Catalunya (the Government of Catalonia employment office), head of the European Social Fund in Catalonia, and senior economic adviser to the ministers for Work, Industry and Education in the Government of Catalonia. Author of the books Reiniciar: Fotografías de la crisis económica ('Restart: photographs of the economic crisis') (Editorial UOC, 2012) and El Mapa: Un viaje empresarial ('The map: a voyage of enterprise') (Ediciones Pirámide, Grupo Anaya, 2014).
Roser Parejo Ocampos
Bachelor's degree in Organizational Psychology from the University of Barcelona, master's degree in integral coaching certified by ASESCO (Spanish Coaching Association), master's degree in Neurolinguistic Programming from AEPNL (Spanish Neurolinguistic Programming Association), master's degree in Social Communication from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and a master's degree in Expert European Training Methodologies.
Coach and consultant on management skills at TDSystem. She combines her professional activities with teaching in universities and business schools in the area of managerial competencies, psychology, communication, neuromarketing, human resources and social skills.
Giovanni-Luigi Ribechini Creus
Bachelor's degree in International Relations (studied in Paris) and MBA (studied in London), strategy adviser for international and tertiary sector organizations (NGOs, foundations and social enterprises) in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Founding partner of Stone Soup Consulting, a consultancy specializing in strengthening tertiary sector entities and organizations, acting as its representative in Spain.
Luis Rodriguez Salgado
YouTube channel, Slideshare and other networks.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, qualification from a postgraduate course specializing in Local and Regional Economic Development and various other courses specializing in the creation of businesses.
Over the course of the last 24 years, he has built his professional career in the field of advisory services on the creation of businesses and local economic development. In this context he has directed projects, programmes and work groups in administrations at local, regional and autonomous community levels.
Among other professional achievements, as deputy director of Business Creation in the Government of Catalonia, he created and managed the INICIA network for the support and creation of businesses, comprising over 170 entities and 600 technical advisers, and with close to 200,000 users per year and 10,000 businesses created.
Furthermore, he is an associate lecturer on Business Creation at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a consultant on enterprise initiative and internet business models at the UOC.
Patrícia Saez Blasco
MBA from the EADA Business School, she has completed courses studying Social Enterprise at international business schools such as INSEAD and the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB). Member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) and coauthor, with Luis Pareras, of the book Capitalismo 2.0. El poder del ciudadano para cambiar el mundo ('Capitalism 2.0. Citizens' power to change the world').
Gemma Segura Virella
Consultant specializing in marketing communication and social media at Lewis & Carroll. eMBA from the University of Barcelona. Postgraduate qualification in Community Management from the University of Barcelona. Master's degree in Marketing and Communication Management from the UOC. Bachelor's degree in Humanities from the UOC.
Ferran Teixés Argilés
Studied Economics and Business Studies at the University of Barcelona. Studied Catalan Philology at the UOC. After a lengthy spell as a consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and IBM, he took up management and executive positions in a number of companies, foundations and organizations. He has lengthy experience of university teaching in the business area, specifically in financial management, organizational management and business creation.
Santiago Tintoré Codina
Bachelor's and master's degrees in Business Administration from the ESADE Business School (1983-1988). Professional career built upon experiences in various companies in the Danone Group and the Kaiku/Emmi Group, in roles in charge of marketing and sales departments. He has worked in companies in Spain, Mexico, France, the USA and Tunisia.
Joan Torres Moreno
MBA from the ESADE Business School. Master's degree in e-Business from La Salle URL. Telecommunications engineering degree from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). European Program Manager for the Volkswagen Group. International work experience built up in a range of business sectors and types of company.
Joan Torres Tomás
Industrial engineering degree. MBA from the ESADE Business School. Senior Management Program qualification from the IESE Business School. Law degree. Diploma of advanced studies in the PhD programme on the Information and Knowledge Society at the UOC. Multinational company general management. Member of the board of directors at a number of well-known companies. Thirty years' experience of general and financial management in industrial multinationals Valeo Group and BTR Group and in well-known small and medium-sized enterprises.
Silvia Urarte Gómez
General manager at Conética, a communications agency specializing in corporate social responsibility. Diploma in Marketing and Public Relations from ESERP Business School and diploma in Business science from the University of Barcelona.
BSc. in Sociology and postgraduate in Business Administration has taken on roles as Business Development Director mainly in the HR Consulting sector and Education Sector. Currently, and as a Certified Coach, she is leading talent management projects for national as well as international clients. Passionate about learning and education, she enjoys tutoring the Executive MBA students.