B. Sebastian Reiche is Professor and Chair of the Department of Managing People in Organizations at IESE. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Prof. Reiche’s research focuses on international assignments and forms of global work, knowledge transfer, talent retention, culture and language in global organizations, and global leadership. He has received several research awards from the prestigious Academy of Management, including the Barry Richman Best Dissertation Finalist Award and the International HRM Scholarly Research Award in two consecutive years, as well as the Journal of International Business Silver Medal for his contributions to international business research.

His research has appeared in scholarly journals such as Academy of Management Discoveries, Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Science, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Human Resource Management, and Journal of World Business, among many others. He has also guest edited several special issues in academic journals. His research and expertise have been featured in international press, including The Economist, The Financial Times, Forbes, BBC Capital, Handelsblatt (Germany), El País (Spain), and Você RH (Brazil).

Prof. Reiche is Associate Editor of Human Resource Management Journal and co-editor of Advances in Global Leadership. He serves as member of the editorial boards of the Journal of ManagementJournal of International Business StudiesJournal of World BusinessInternational Journal of Human Resource Management and International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, and is an editorial advisory board member of the Journal of Global Mobility. He is also a past co-chair of the annual Workshop on International Management that is sponsored by the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM).

Prof. Reiche is a member of the Academic Committee for Executive Education, which monitors the academic integrity of all IESE Executive Education programs, where he is responsible for International Open Programs. He also serves as Academic Director of the Program for Management Development (PMD). Prof. Reiche has taught at the University of Melbourne (Australia), Nile University (Egypt), and AESE Business School (Portugal). He has consulted with companies such as SAP, Haier, Wacker, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Puig, and has designed, directed and delivered Custom Executive Education programs for a number of companies, including Boehringer Ingelheim, SAP, Deutsche Bank, Deloitte, and Rijk Zwaan. Prof. Reiche advises start-ups in the human capital space and regularly blogs on the topic of global work.

Areas of interest

* Global work and global mobility
* Talent Development and Retention
* Knowledge Transfer
* Global Leadership
* Cross-Cultural Management
* Trust and Social Capital