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Board of Trustees

The UPF Barcelona School of Management (UPF-BSM) belongs to the Fundación Instituto de Educación Continua de la Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF), a private non-profit foundation governed by a Board of Trustees, advised by an Internal Advisory Board, and a Governing Council, advised by a Council of Studies.

Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is formed by UPF, the UPF-BSM and a large group of companies and institutions that directly appoint the people who represent them.

President

  • UPF Barcelona School of Management, Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Humanities of the UPF and former Rector of the UPF, 2013-2021), Mr. Jaume Casals Pons.

Vice-Presidents

  • UPF, Vice-Rector of Academic Planning and Students, Mr. Sergi Torner Castells.
  • ROMAN ASOCIADOS, President and CEO, Ms. Silvia Alsina Urpina.

Members

  • ABACUS, SCCL, CFO, Mr. Fernando Javier Almirall de Gispert.
  • ARMAND BASI, S.L., President, Ms. Nuria Basi Moré.
  • AUTORITAT PORTUÀRIA DE BARCELONA, President, Mr. Lluís Salvado i Tenesa.
  • BAYER HISPANIA, S.L., VP Country Medical Director Spain, Mr. Guido Senatore.
  • BASF ESPAÑOLA, S.L., Managing Director, Mr. Carles Navarro Vigo.
  • DELOITTE, S.L., Director of Human Resources, Ms. Maite Poyos Peralta.
  • ERNST & YOUNG, S.L., Audit Services Partner, Ms. Rosalía Soler Villa.
  • FUNDACIÓN CUATRECASAS, Partner, Mr. Victor Xercavins.
  • FUNDACIÓN NATURGY, General Director, Ms. Maria Eugènia Coronado Orjuela.
  • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES, S.A., Regional Director for Catalonia, Aragón and the Balearic Islands, Mr. Marc Estapé Solernou.
  • KPMG AUDITORES, S.L., Partner, Mr. Alejandro Núñez Pérez.
  • PRICEWATERHOUSE COOPERS AUDITORS, S.L., Partner, Mr. Joaquín Ortiz García.
  • TELEFÓNICA DE ESPAÑA, S.A., General Director, Telefónica Este, Mr. José Manuel Casas Aljama.
  • PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE GRUPO EDITORIAL, S.A.U., Director of Publishing, Mr. Juan Diaz Acuña.
  • SANOFI-AVENTIS, S.A., Head of Public Affairs, Ms. Arantxa Catalán Ramos.
  • ORACLE IBERICA S.R.L, Director, Ms. Anna Moreu Hostench.
  • UNILEVER ESPAÑA, S.A, Director of Corporate Communication and Sustainability, Ms. Ana Palencia García.
  • ROMAN ASOCIADOS, President and CEO, Ms. Silvia Alsina Urpina.
  • UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA:
    • Rector, Ms. Laia Nadal Clanchet.
    • General Manager, Mr. Josep Oriol Escardíbul Ferrá.
    • President of the Social Council, Ms. Montserrat Vendrell i Rius.
    • Commissioner for the UPF-BSM and for the UPF group’s strategy, Mr. Carles Ramió Matas.
    • Professor of the Philosophy of Law. Former Rector of the UPF, 2005-2013, Mr. Josep Joan Moreso Mateos.

Non-member secretary

  • UPF-BSM, Associate Provost for Strategic Projects, Mr. Marcos Eguiguren Huerta.

 

Governing Council

The Governing Council is the School’s ordinary body of representation, government and management. It reports directly to the Board of Trustees and establishes the general operating guidelines of our School.

President

  • UPF Barcelona School of Management, Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Humanities of the UPF and former Rector of the UPF, 2013-2021), Mr. Jaume Casals Pons.

Vice-Presidents

  • UPF, Vice-Rector of Academic Planning and Students, Mr. Sergi Torner Castells.
  • ROMAN ASOCIADOS, President and CEO, Ms. Silvia Alsina Urpina.

Members

  • FUNDACIÓN CUATRECASAS, Partner, Mr. Jorge Arqués Picañol.
  • PRICEWATERHOUSE COOPERS AUDITORES, S.L., Partner, Mr. Joaquín Ortiz García.
  • UNILEVER ESPAÑA, S.A, Director of Corporate Communication and Sustainability, Ms. Ana Palencia García.

Secretary, non-member of the Governing Council

  • UPF-BSM, Associate Provost for Strategic Projects of the Fundació Institut d’Educació Contínua, Mr. Marcos Eguiguren Huerta.

International Advisory Council

The International Advisory Council (IAC) is a consultative body that strives to reinforce and enhance the international reputation of the UPF Barcelona School of Management.

The IAC has the following main functions:

  • Evaluating the School's strategic plan and initiatives.
  • Giving advice based on trends.
  • Proposing the implementation of new innovative practices.
  • Helping to enhance the School’s international dimension.

The International Advisory Council is formed of leading professionals with international experience, academics from associated institutions and business representatives from a range of sectors. IAC members are approved by the UPF-BSM Governing Council.

The IAC members give expert advice that encompasses gender, geographic, cultural and disciplinary diversity.

The members of the IAC are:

  • Veneta Andonova (Colombia), Associate Professor of Business Strategy and the Dean of Universidad de los Andes School of Management
  • Paolo Boccardelli (Italy), Full Professor of Management and Corporate Strategy at LUISS University and Former Dean of Luiss Business School
  • Ingmar Björkman (Helsinki), Rector of Hanken School of Economics. Former Dean of Aalto University School of Business.
  • Vincenzo Esposito (France), Dean and President of ESSEC Business School
  • Thami Ghorfi (Morocco), President of ESCA School of Management
  • Andreu Mas-Colell (Spain), Professor Emeritus of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and President of the BIST, the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology
  • Janicke Rasmussen (Norway), Associate professor, Department of Accounting and Operations Management of BI Norwegian Business School
  • Oriol Segarra (Spain), Uriach CEO and Alumni UPF-BSM  
  • Bruno van Pottelsberghe (Belgium), Full-Time Professor at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM) and Former Dean.

Council of Studies

The Council of Studies is the Foundation’s deliberative and consultative body that advises the governing bodies in relation to programming its studies.

President 

  • JOSÉ MANUEL MARTÍNEZ-SIERRA, Director General of the UPF Barcelona School of Management and Jean Monnet ad Personam Chair in EU Law and Government.

Secretary of the Board of Studies

  • CRISTINA TORRALBO BALLESTEROS, Academic Programming and Quality Manager, Fundació Institut d’Educació Contínua de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Members

  • PROF. DAVID SANCHO ROYO, Tenured Professor in the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  • PROF. DAVID COMAS, Professor and Director of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  • PROF. ANNA MARIA CABALLE MARTORELL, Assistant Professor in the Department of Law, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  • PROF. JORDI BALLÓ Director of the Department of Communication, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  • PROF. MIRCEA EPURE, Sub-Director of the Department of Economics and Business.
  • JOSEP GARRIGA PAITUVÍ, Business Consultant and Representative of Telefónica on the Board of Trustees of the Fundació Institut d’Educació Contínua de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1997-2004).
  • DOMINGO JAUMANDREU ROS, Founder and CEO, Jaumandreu.net.
  • JOSEP REIXACH TURON, Business Consultant and Representative of BBVA on the Board of Trustees of the Fundació Institut d’Educació Contínua de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1999-2009).
  • PEDRO PABLO RODES ROCA, Lawyer.
  • PROF. JOSEP MARIA CASTELLÀ, Tenured Professor of the Department of Humanities, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  • MIQUEL TEIXIDOR CASTEY, Founder and CEO, Genaker, currently part of ERICSSON.