Faculty

FINANCE & ACCOUNTING

Name BIO

Xavier Arola Perez

Nationality: Spain

Education

  • Master of Organizational Development, GR Global – Institute for Organizational Development, Israel
  • Master of Economics and International Finance, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Master of Finance and Banking, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • Senior Consultant, Cultural/Green and Energy Efficiency Investments, Spain
  • CEO and Partner, El Cep i La Nansa Edicions, SL, Spain
  • CEO, Catalan Heritage Agency, Spain
  • CEO, Equipaments i Edificis De Catalunya, SA. (Eecat), Spain
  • CEO, ICF Equipaments, SA (Catalan Institute of Finance), Spain
  • Corporate Finance Manager, Gas Natural SDG, Spain
  • Financial Analyst, Catalan Institute of Finance, Spain

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain
  • Mentor at InnoEnergy (Start-up Incubator supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology)

Amjad Ali Khan

Nationality: United Kingdom

Education

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Business & Economics Education, Institute of Education (University of London), United Kingdom
  • Registered Representative Certificate (Qualified as a Stockbroker for the London Stock Exchange), Institute for Securities & Investment, United Kingdom
  • MSc in Economic History, London School of Economics, United Kingdom
  • BA (Hons) in Business Economics, Kingston University, United Kingdom

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • Private Client Equity Analyst/Stockbroker, Hythe Securities, United Kingdom
  • Business Development Executive, OpenMobile, United Kingdom
  • Economic Research Assistant, Focus Economic Research, United Kingdom

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain
  • Teacher at Ealing Independent College, United Kingdom
  • Teacher at Lansdowne College & MPW College, United Kingdom
  • Lecturer at ESERP, Barcelona Business School, Spain
  • Teacher at Albemarle College & Box Hill School, United Kingdom

Dr. Marcelo Leporati

Nationality: Italy

Education

  • PhD in Finance, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  • International MBA, IE Business School, Spain
  • MSc in Supply Chain Management, University of Belgrano, Argentina
  • Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering, University of Belgrano, Argentina

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • Director of Store Development, Grupo Vips, Spain
  • Director of Store Development, Starbucks Coffee Company, Spain
  • Head of Constructions, Starbucks Coffee Company, Spain
  • Purchasing Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company, Spain
  • Business Analyst, Nestle Headquarters, Switzerland
  • Project Manager, McDonalds Corporation, Argentina
  • Production Control Engineer, Toyota Motor Corporation, Argentina

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain
  • Associate Professor at EAE Business School, Spain
  • Associate Professor at Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  • Associate Professor at ICADE Business School, Spain
  • Associate Professor at Foundation for Financial Studies, Spain

Jaba Karseladze

Nationality: Georgia

Education

  • Master of Business Administration in Finance & Audit, Westford European Business School, France
  • Postgraduate Degree in International Management, ISCID, France
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance), Caucasus School of Business, Georgia

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • Business Development Manager, P&C (Protection & Care), Czech Republic
  • Credit Manager, Schneider Electric, France
  • Credit Manager, Tropicana Las Vegas, United States
  • Chief Financial Analyst, JSC Populi, Georgia
  • Financial Manager, Vake 777 Ltd, Georgia

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain
  • Lecturer at EAE Business School, Spain
  • Lecturer at Caucasus School of Business, Georgia

Moises Rojas Donada

Nationality: Spain

Education

  • Master of Science in Business Research, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Master of Science in Financial Management, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • BSc (Hons) in Business Administration, University Autonomous of Barcelona, Spain

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • Accountant and Financial Consultant, M. Rojas Gras, Spain
  • Administrative and Client Services, Caixa Manresa (Bank), Spain
  • Administrative and Client Services, BBVA, Spain
  • Accountant, Construccions Duocastella, Spain

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain
  • Lecturer at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain
  • Lecturer at University of Vic - Central Catalonia University (UVic-UCC), Spain
  • Lecturer at CIDET Business School, Spain
  • Lecturer at Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain
  • Lecturer at IEFE Business School, Spain

Elena Emma

Nationality: USA

Education

  • Advanced Certificate in Organisational and Executive Coaching, New York University, USA
  • MSc in Accounting, San Diego State University, USA
  • BSc in Applied Arts and Sciences Business Administration (Finance), San Diego State University, USA

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • Principle, Purple Sun Corporation, USA and Spain
  • VP of Business Development, Emma Companies, USA
  • Controller, Jewel Genie, USA
  • Controller, Access Professional Systems, USA

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION

Name BIO

Eloi Alfred Nova Espinazo

Nationality: Spain

Education

  • Master in Digital Business, ESADE Business School, Spain
  • Master’s in Strategic and Commercial Management, IE Business School, Spain
  • Bachelor’s in Law, Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Spain
  • Master’s in International Management, McGill University, Canada
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration (BBA), ESADE Business School, Spain

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • General Manager and Director, Loanbook Capital, Spain
  • Coordinator of Master Final Projects, ESADE Business School, Spain
  • Owner, Words to Numbers, Spain
  • Director of Marketing, Catalunya Caixa Immobiliària, Spain
  • Director of Marketing for Businesses, Catalunya Caixa, Spain
  • Director of the International Services Department, Caixa Catalunya, Spain
  • Medium and Large Businesses Manager, Caixa Catalunya, Spain
  • Businesses Manager, Caixa Catalunya, Spain
  • Chief of Risks, Banco Pastor, Spain
  • Risk Analyst, Banco Pastor, Spain

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain
  • Associate Teacher at ESADE Business School, Spain
  • Lecturer at EAE Business School, Spain

Joad Hubert Lopez

Nationality: Netherlands

Education

  • International MBA, EADA Business School, Spain
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, EU Business School, Spain

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • Co-founder & CEO, Eyescream and Friends, Spain
  • Vice President, eriQoo.com Inc., Japan and Spain
  • Senior Sales Executive, Marcus Evans, Spain
  • Front Office Executive, Le Meridien Hotel, Spain

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain
  • Guest Lecturer at EU business School and EADA Business School, Spain

Isabel Cordoba Samaniego

Nationality: Ecuador

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, IE Business School, Spain
  • Master’s in Corporate Legal Practices, European University of Madrid, Spain
  • Master’s in Jurisprudence, University of the Americas (UDLA), Ecuador
  • Bachelor of Law, University of the Americas (UDLA), Ecuador

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • Partnerships and Start-Up Relations, Caser Seguros, Spain
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consultant, Investor Relations Manager, Self-employed
  • Manager, Top Seeds Lab (TSL) S.L (Accelerator of Digital Start-Ups), Spain
  • Legal Advisor, A.L.A., Santiago Mediano Abogados, Spain, Ecuador

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain

Tomas Nunez Cabezon

Nationality: Spain

Education

  • Master in Business Administration (MBA), The Anderson School at UCLA, USA
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • Consultant, Self-employed, Spain
  • Consultant, McKinsey and Company, Spain
  • Senior Consultant, Efeso Consulating, Spain
  • Sales Associate, Grupo Antolin Irausa, Spain
  • Logistics Engineer, Valeo Thermique Moteur, France

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain
  • Lecturer at Syracuse University (Madrid Campus), Spain
  • Lecturer at George Washington University (Madrid Campus), Spain

MARKETING & COMMUNICATION

Name BIO

Dr. Juan Manuel Roca Rodriguez

Nationality: Spain

Education

  • PhD in Communications, University of Navarra, Spain
  • MA in Media Management, IESE Business School – University of Navarra, Spain
  • BA in Communications, University of Navarra, Spain

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • Founder and Managing Director, LeaderactiON, Spain
  • Director of Executive Education, EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Business Education and Top-Management Consultant, Self-employed, Spain
  • Partner, Huete&Co Trusted Advisors and Speaker, Spain
  • Head of Dean’s Office, Deusto Business School, Spain

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain
  • Professor at EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Professor at iiR-ICADE Business School, Spain
  • Lecturer at University Francisco de Vitoria, Spain
  • Lecturer at Instituto de Humanidades y Negocios (HUNE), Spain
  • Lecturer at University Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Assistant Professor at University of Navarra, Spain
  • Visiting Professor at University José Simeón Cañas (UCA), Salvador

Stephen Harrison

Nationality: United Kingdom

Education

  • PhD Candidate in International Marketing, Horizons University, France
  • MBA in Marketing, Phoenix University, USA
  • BSc. Pure Mathematics, Exeter University, United Kingdom

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • CEO, Gerentes Internacionales S.A., Spain
  • Consultant/Business Trainer, Coach, Self-employed, Spain
  • Marketing Director, Sterling Investments Ltd, Colombia
  • Financial and Business Consultant, Self-employed, United King
  • Owner, Offshore Lodge Hotel, United Kingdom
  • Royal Naval Officer, Royal Navy, United Kingdom

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain
  • Lecturer at United International Business Schools, Spain
  • Lecturer at Geneva Business School, Spain

Mireya Santoyo Fernandez

Nationality: Spain

Education

  • Master of Digital Marketing, La Salle - Ramon Llull University, Spain
  • Postgraduate Degree in New Technologies Applied to Business, Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Spain
  • International Master of Business Administration (MBA), Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain
  • Postgraduate in International Commerce and Marketing, Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain
  • Bachelor of Applied Linguistics, University of Massachusetts, USA

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • Marketing and Communication Director, Hospital Group Recoletas, Spain
  • Marketing Manager, FOACAL, Spain
  • Senior Product Manager/Project Manager, Orange (France Telecom), Spain
  • Product Manager Junior, PC City, Spain
  • Programme Developer and Teacher, The Fessenden School, USA

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain
  • Teacher at The Fessenden School, USA

Manuel Sanchez Monasterio

Nationality: Spain

Education

  • Diploma in Marketing Management (Master), Higher School of Tourism Marketing, Spain
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Higher School of Tourism Marketing, Spain

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • Executive Committee Member, “Harvard Club”, Spain
  • President of the “China Marketing Centre”, Marketing Club of Barcelona, Spain
  • Consultant, Self-employed, Spain
  • Marketing Strategies Director, China Consultants, Spain and China

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain
  • Associate Professor at ESADE Business School, Spain
  • Associate Professor at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain
  • Visiting Professor at Peking University, China

BUSINESS & DIGITAL LAW

Name BIO

Lidia Ballesta Marti

Nationality: Spain

Education

  • PhD (Candidate) in Law (J.D.), Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain
  • Master in European Integration, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain
  • Bachelor’s in Law, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • Lawyer, Martin Mariño Gestiones, Spain
  • Legal and Admin Manager, Sound Machine, Spain
  • Postgraduate Intern, Eurojust, National Spanish Desk, Spain

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain
  • Associate Professor at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain
  • Professor at EUNCET, Spain

Victoriano Travieso

Nationality: Spain

Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies: Commendation, South Bank University, UK
  • LLM in Legal Aspects of Marine Affairs, University of Wales, UK
  • Bachelor’s in Law, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • Senior dual qualified English solicitor, Commissioner for Oaths and Spanish lawyer, StepInLaw, S.L.P., Spain
  • Dual qualified English solicitor and Spanish lawyer, Gimbrère International Advocaten, S.L.P., Spain
  • English and Spanish Solicitor, De Haan & Mulder, S.C.P. Abogados, Spain
  • Legal Assistant, Linklaters and Alliance, UK
  • Solicitor, Shaw and Croft, Solicitor, UK

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain
  • Lecturer at Geneva Business School, Spain, Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia
  • Lecturer at United International Business Schools, Spain
  • Lecturer at EU Business School, Spain
  • Accredited Lecturer at the University of Derby, UK

RESEARCH METHODS

Name BIO

Dr. Seda Aydin

Nationality: Turkey

Education

  • PhD in Political Science, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
  • MA in Sociology, Bogazici University, Turkey
  • BA in Political Science and International Relations & Sociology, Bogazici University, Turkey

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain
  • Teaching and Research Assistant at the Department of Political Science and Public Law, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Teaching Assistant at the Department of Political Science, Sabancı University, Turkey
  • Teaching Assistant at the Department of Media and Communication Systems, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
  • Teaching Assistant at the Department of Sociology University of California, Berkeley, USA

Dr. Diego Santos Gonzalez

Nationality: Spain

Education

  • PhD in Sociology, King Juan Carlos University, Spain
  • LLM in European Studies, University of A Coruña, Spain
  • Bachelor in Sociology, Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • Market Analyst, Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fishing and Environment, Spain
  • Tourism Research Project Manager, ACMS, Spain
  • Market Analyst and Communications Assistant, Tour Spain, Singapore
  • Research Assistant, Analysis and Prospective Centre at the Police and Civil Guard Head Office, Spain

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain
  • Lecturer at Ostelea School of Tourism & Hospitality, Spain
  • Teaching Assistant at King Juan Carlos University, Spain

MANAGEMENT

Name BIO

Olga Kanashina

Nationality: Russia

Education

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Leeds University Business School, United Kingdom
  • Specialist in Management and Economics (equivalent to Bachelors), Engineering and Economic Academy, Russia
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • Head of Sales Development Unit, Societe Generale Group, Russia
  • Academic Director (distance learning), Golden Grand Moscow (Language Centre and Training Mastery Institution), Russia
  • Head of Credit Insurance Department, CiV Life Moscow, Talanx group (the Exclusive Partner of Citibank), Russia
  • Training and Development Competency Manager, FM Logistics Moscow, Russia
  • Training Centre Director, General PPF Moscow, Russia
  • Head of the Training Centre, Joint-Stock Company Aviva Moscow, Russia
  • Senior Trainer, Joint-Stock Company AIG life, Russia

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain
  • Lecturer at Moscow University for the Humanities, Russia
  • Lecturer at Moscow Education Center “Golden Grand”, Russia
  • Moscow Training Company “TK Training Manager”, Russia
  • Moscow Training Company “Saenko”, Russia

Miguel Angel Martin

Nationality: Spain

Education

  • MBA, ESIC Business and Marketing School, Spain
  • BA in English Philosophy, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • General Manager, MAM Social Media, Spain
  • Contributor/Consultant, Aragón Radio, Spain
  • Board Member, Asociación Nacional de Networking (ASONET), Spain
  • Networker, XING Ambassador Program, Spain
  • Sales and Marketing Director, Editorial CEP, Spain
  • Marketing, Publishing and Distribution Manager, Grupo Ibersaf, Spain
  • Marketing Consultant, ESIC Business and Marketing School, Spain
  • Educational and Publishing Language Consultant, Self-employed, Spain
  • General Manager, EDLING - Servicios Lingüísticos y Editoriales, Spain
  • Pedagogical Consultant, Anelia Ediciones Interactivas y Nuevas Profesiones, Spain
  • Manager, Torreclavero Comunicación, Spain
  • Director and Chief Editor, Editorial Everest, Spain
  • Language Consultant, Connect ELT Project Management Ltd., Spain and United Kingdom

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain
  • Lecturer at Universidad San Jorge, Spain
  • Lecturer at ESIC Business and Marketing School, Spain
  • Lecturer at University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Lecturer at Private University of the North, Peru
  • Lecturer at University of Amazonia, Colombia
  • Lecturer at University of Sabana, Colombia
  • Lecturer at Universidad Benito Juárez, Mexico
  • Lecturer at Iberoamerican States Organization (OEI), Colombia

FASHION & LUXURY

Name BIO

Rut Turro Pascal

Nationality: Spain

Education

  • Social Entrepreneurship Programme, Social Entrepreneurship Catalonia, Spain
  • INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme, INSEAD, France
  • Woman in Textile Business Programme, Fomento de Terrassa, Spain
  • Master on International Cooperation and NGO Management, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, Spain
  • BA (Honours) in Fashion, Escola d’Arts i Tècniques de la Moda (EATM), Spain

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • Founder and CEO, Moving Mood, Spain
  • Design Manager, Oxfam, Spain
  • Founder, Chilil Handbags, Spain
  • Advisor, Self-employed, Spain
  • Designer, Teixidors SCCL-CET, Spain
  • Grant Holder, ACCIÓ, Mexico
  • Volunteer, Vicente Ferrer, India
  • Designer, Brenmos, Australia
  • Assistant Designer, Reggie & Co, United Kingdom

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain
  • Lecturer at European Institute of Design (IED), Spain
  • Higher School of Design (ESDi) and the University School of Commerce (ESCODI), Spain
  • Lecturer at Higher School of Image and Design (IDEP), Spain
  • Lecturer at Lavola, Spain
  • Trainer at Cief, Spain

Pablo Barrera Rojas

Nationality: Colombia

Education

  • Postgraduate Degree in Social Media, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Master’s in Fashion Management, European Institute of Design (IED), Spain
  • Postgraduate Degree in Strategic Design and Innovation, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia
  • Bachelor’s in Industrial Design, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • Co-founder, Advisor, Corpen Distillers Barcelona, Spain
  • Co-founder, General Manager, Anahatta S.A., Colombia
  • Consultant, Brand Manager, High Class Technology L.A., Colombia
  • Co-founder, Partner, DiseñoClub, Colombia
  • Retail Designer, C.I. Hermeco S.A, Colombia

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain
  • Lecturer at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia

 
 

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