Faculty

Who is teaching at GBSB Global Business School?

We have gathered in one place the best faculty, market experts, speakers, coaches and mentors with real business experience who will be available to support you during your whole study abroad experience. Furthermore, these individuals will pass on to you valuable knowledge and tools which can help you be competitive in the labor market.

Faculty

Our faculty with real academic experience but more importantly they are business leaders themselves and have experience as consultants and founders of companies.

Get a feeling for GBSB Global Business School by listening to these interviews from our faculty.

Paul Moran

Useful Tips for Life, Design & Success

Manu Monesterio

The 8M's of Artificial Intelligence Marketing

Daniela Restrepo

Interview on Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Speakers

During your study period you will have access to workshops from leading market experts and founders of successful companies, who will share valuable business experience with you.

The Importance of Guest Speakers

Guest speakers are a key element to part of our teaching methodology. Not only do guest speakers provide a source of motivation and inspiration, they are able to pass down hands-on, practical knowledge to our students. They are successful business owners and consultants who have already experienced the journey of entrepreneurship and are willing to share these experiences with those just starting out.

Ramon Vila is the director of Vision Communication, where in his classes he is able to share first hand, tactics and strategies with his students.

Industry Experts

Another crucial part of our teaching methodology is learning outside the classroom. Our academic team organizes special industrial and company visits where you can meet and discuss business ideas and ventures with employees of well-known companies, as well as have a tour and see how they operate.

Career Coaches

During your period of study, you will have several meetings with leading HR’s and career consultants who can help you to grow write resumes & CV’s, pass interviews and grow as a professional.

FINANCE & ACCOUNTING

Name

Xavier Arola Perez

Nationality: Spain

BIO

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)

Name

Amjad Ali Khan

Nationality: United Kingdom

BIO

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

Name

Dr. Marcelo Leporati

Nationality: Italy

BIO

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

Name

Jaba Karseladze

Nationality: Georgia

BIO

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

Name

Moises Rojas Donada

Nationality: Spain

BIO

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

Name

Elena Emma

Nationality: USA

BIO

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

Name

Sol Agustina García Beratti

Nationality: Spain/Argentina

BIO

Education

  • Masters on Marketing and Advertising, Universidad del Salvador, Argentina
  • BA Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Argentina
  • Banking Organization Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina.
  • Real Estate Management Specialization, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina.
  • Gamification (MOOC): The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • Real Estate Portfolio Manager and Consultant, Spain
  • Account Manager at Run & Win Madrid, Spain
  • Category & Account Manager, Licensing & Promotion Agency

Teaching Experience

  • More than 400 hours of teaching at Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION

Name

Eloi Alfred Nova Espinazo

Nationality: Spain

BIO

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

Name

Joad Hubert Lopez

Nationality: Netherlands

BIO

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

Name

Isabel Cordoba Samaniego

Nationality: Ecuador

BIO

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

MARKETING & COMMUNICATION

Name

Oscar Molina Crivillen

Nationality: Spain

BIO

Education

  • International Executive MBA, IE Business School, Spain and China
  • Digital Marketing, ISDI, Spain
  • Master in Environmental Management, Instituto Investigaciones Ecologicas, Spain
  • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain

Industrial/Practitioner Experience

  • CEO & Cofounder at WoWeGo, Spain
  • Sales Director, Regus, Spain
  • Sales Director - Corporate Services, Sodexo, Spain
  • Managing Partner & Founder, The Facilitybox, Spain
  • VP Partnerships & General Manager US & UK, Naturhouse, Spain, US & UK
  • CEO, Union Castellana de Alimentacion - UCALSA, Spain
  • Regional Director, Urbaser, Spain

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer at GBSB Global Business School, Spain
  • Professor at Universidad San Pablo CEU, Spain
  • Professor at CEPADE - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Name

Dr. Juan Manuel Roca Rodriguez

Nationality: Spain

BIO

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

Name

Mireya Santoyo Fernandez

Nationality: Spain

BIO

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

Name

Manuel Sanchez Monasterio

Nationality: Spain

BIO

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

Lidia Ballesta Marti

Nationality: Spain

BIO

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

Name

Victoriano Travieso

Nationality: Spain

BIO

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

Dr. Seda Aydin

Nationality: Turkey

BIO

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

Name

Dr. Diego Santos Gonzalez

Nationality: Spain

BIO

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

Olga Kanashina

Nationality: Russia

BIO

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

Name

Miguel Angel Martin

Nationality: Spain

BIO

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

Rut Turro Pascal

Nationality: Spain

BIO

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

Name

Pablo Barrera Rojas

Nationality: Colombia

BIO

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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