Biography

I am a Professor in the Strategic Management Department of IESE Business School. In 1999 I began teaching part time in the MBA and Global Executive programs and joined the faculty on a full time basis in 2003.

I currently lecture in IESE’s MBA and Executive Education programs where I teach strategy, geo-politics, and sustainability and publish a weekly blog on these topics under the title Doing Business on the Earth.

My first book is an exploration of the link between business and the environment titled Strategy and Sustainability (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and looks at the issue more from the perspective of business executives rather than that of environmentalists. The second book is titled Strategy and Geopolitics and is written to encourage business leaders to pay more attention to geopolitical issues when crafting strategy. Both books offer my own framework for looking at these two issues.

From 2004-2009 I also managed IESE’s International Executive Education Unit  and am currently the Academic Director for the Advanced Management Program in Media Entertainment , and Leading in a Matrix Organization at IESE’s building in New York City as well as a number of Custom Programs for corporate clients of the school.

Prior to join IESE Business School, I was the Automotive Practice Leader of Heidrick & Struggles and before that spent 15 years as a Management consultant in Europe, North America and Asia for A.T. Kearney and for Arthur D. Little primarily in the automotive sector. I began my career as an engineer for Sonat Offshore Drilling involved in the design and construction of offshore drilling platforms in the U.S., Norway, and Japan.

I received my PhD. from Cranfield University, an MBA from IESE Business School, and a Bachelor of Science (Naval Architecture) from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.