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. For his work on inpatriation, knowledge transfer and retention he has received several 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.

His research has appeared in the Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management and Academy of International Business and is published in scholarly journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Discoveries, 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 serves as member of the editorial boards of the Journal of ManagementJournal of International Business StudiesJournal of World BusinessInternational Journal of Human Resource ManagementAdvances in Global Leadership, and International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management. 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. He also serves as Academic Director of the Program for Management Development (PMD Barcelona). Prof. Reiche has taught at the University of Melbourne (Australia), Nile University (Egypt), and AESE Business School (Portugal). He has also consulted with companies such as SAP, Haier, Wacker, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Puig, and has directed and taught in Custom Executive Education programs for a number of companies, including Boehringer Ingelheim, SAP, Deutsche Bank, Deloitte, Opel, Faurecia, and Rijk Zwaan. Prof. Reiche regularly blogs on the topic of expatriation.

Areas of interest

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