Meet the Dean
“IESE is dedicated to developing outstanding business leaders who can make a positive and lasting impact on both companies and society.”
Jordi Canals has been the Dean of IESE Business School since 2001 where he is also Professor of Economics and General Management.
Dr. Canals is a scholar in the areas of corporate strategy, corporate governance and globalization. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including "Shaping Entrepreneurial Mindsets" (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), "Leadership Development in a Global World" (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012), "The Future of Leadership Development” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), "Building Respected Companies" (Cambridge University Press, 2010), "En busca del equilibrio. Consejos de administración y alta dirección en el gobierno de la empresa" (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2008), "Managing Corporate Growth" (Oxford University Press, 2000), "Universal Banking: Theoretical Perspectives and International Comparisons" (Oxford University Press, 1997) and "Competitive Strategies in European Banking" (Oxford University Press, 1993).
Dean Canals served as Guest Scholar at the International Monetary Fund, Visiting Scholar at the World Bank, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Harvard Business School and Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Barcelona, he is a board member of the European Corporate Governance Institute and a founding member of the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee. Formerly, he served on the board of GMAC, the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management and EQUIS, Belgium (2007-2011). Dean Canals was also a member of the Corporate Governance Commission set up by the Spanish Government in July 2002.