Meet Our GBSB Professor Xavier Arola Pérez

Meet our professor Xavier Arola Pérez, an expert CEO, with over 20 years of experience, is focused on developing new businesses. With a strong financial background, Professor Pérez has substantial proficiency in funding and building investment proposals. His career has been centered around his ability to lead teams in business management and strategy, concentrated primarily on marketing, communication, and market positioning.

A Spanish national, Professor Pérez, has worked across many sectors from finance and energy to culture and professional services. He has extensive experience in global, regional, and local markets with a flexible and consultative approach to business, he has developed an expansive network. He knows the value of fostering relationships and leading by example.


Outside of teaching Investments in the master of finance at GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona, Professor Pérez works as a senior consultant and managing director of several projects related to Green and Energy Efficiency Investments Consultancy with the Government of Catalunya. In addition, he juggles his own company as the CEO and managing partner of El Cep I La Nansa Edicions, a publishing firm in Barcelona. He started this company in December 2012.

Professor Pérez was nominated as a mentor for startups, a project in association with InnoEnergy, a company that specializes in helping innovators realize their full potential. InnoEnergy offers support for finalizing and commercializing technological innovations. The company primarily works in sustainable energy and is constantly on the lookout for businesses that can change the future of the energy industry.

GBSB Global Business School is very proud to have Professor Pérez as a member of their faculty. His prestigious career speaks for itself.

Capitalizing on Professor Pérez’s network, he has invited Teresa Torres from Caixa d’Enginyers to speak to students at GBSB Global Business School Barcelona. This speaking engagement is scheduled for Friday, March 3rd, 2017. GBSB Global Business School values industry knowledge and offering practical, real-life insight into the various fields of study taught on campus.

Focused on investments, this lecture is also very applicable to those students studying business. GBSB Global Business School strives to provide its students with the latest resources, teachings, and tools to stay competitive and marketable in today’s fast-paced business market.

Understanding the unique challenges, efficacious strategies and opportunities available in the international financial markets requires comprehensive instruction and professional training in all matters of global finance. It is through these industry speakers that the university offers another facet of education enlightening the minds of our future leaders in business and finance.

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