Max Torres is a Visiting Professor of Business Ethics, and Managing People in Organizations at IESE Business School, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1992. He teaches courses in Ethics, Leadership, Corporate Governance and Organizational Behavior in various IESE MBA and Executive programs.
He holds a Ph.D. in Business Ethics from IESE—University of Navarra; a J.D. from Harvard Law School (where he was a classmate of U.S. President Barack Obama); a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley; and an A.A. from City College of San Francisco.
In addition to teaching at IESE, he has taught Leadership in executive programs at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Business Ethics at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth; Media and Entertainment Ethics at IME—Institute for Media & Entertainment; and Human Resource Management at IEDC—Bled School of Management. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
He has also taught in U.S. law schools: Securities Regulation, Business Associations, and Legal Context of American Business (a course he designed for foreign LL.M. students) at Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law; Professional Responsibility, Securities Regulation, and Business Associations at Ave Maria School of Law; and Church-State Relations at Southern New England School of Law. He is an international advisory board member of INIDEM Business Law School, where he teaches Business Law Ethics.
His research addresses the interrelations among ethics, business and law, and centers on the reciprocal affects of decision-making and motivation on character formation in persons, and culture shaping in organizations. He has been published in three languages–English, Spanish and German—and was awarded the 2003 Novak Award from the Acton Institute for outstanding new research into the interrelation of religion and economic liberty. He has won numerous awards and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Business Ethics Education.
Before joining IESE, he worked for nine years in the Financial Services Industry: at Dean Witter; Merrill Lynch; the D/A Financial Group of California (Executive VP of Investments); and at Max Torres Co., his own investment service. He retains a keen interest in Finance and Economics; his opinions on the financial crisis and other topics can be heard in the podcast library of WDEO—Ave Maria Radio.