Value Creation through Effective Boards

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Value Creation Through
Effective Boards

Barcelona, 21-24 May, 2018


The faculty of Value Creation through Effective Boards program is made up of professionals who are involved not only in teaching but in research and the business world. This program's team comprises:

Pedro Nueno

Pedro Nueno
Emeritus Professor of Entrepreneurship
Doctor of Business Administration, Harvard University
Degree in Industrial Engineering, E.T.S.I.I. Barcelona

He is Professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship, IESE and Professor and President, CEIBS (Shanghai, Beijing). He has also taught as Guest Professor at Harvard Business School (USA); Oxford University; Nyenrode Business University (The Netherlands); AESE (Portugal); IEDC (Slovenia); IAE (Argentina); IPADE (Mexico), University of Piura (Perú)... His areas of specialization include entrepreneurship; intrapreneurship and starting new ventures; Management of privatization and turnaround processes, Industrial alliances, joint-ventures and acquisitions, Industrial procurement, customer-client integration, Management of technology and innovation, Internationalization processes. *He holds the Bertran Foundation Chair of Entrepreneurship at IESE and the Chengwei Ventures Chair on Entrepreneurship at CEIBS. He is the Academic Director of the "Global CEO Program for China" ( Harvard Business School-CEIBS-IESE); is a Consultant to various companies; Founder and President of FINAVES, capital risk company linked to entrepreneurial activities by IESE alumni; Board member in several companies and author of different books. Among other honors he holds the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Civil Merit, Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2003; Cross of Sant Jordi, Generalitat de Catalunya, 2003; Magnolia Award, Government of Shanghai, 2004; Prize for the best journalistic work in economics by PIMEC, 2006; Golden Magnolia Award, Government of Shanghai, 2007.

Paddy Miller

Herman Daems
Visiting Professor of Strategic Management
Chairman of the Board, BNP Paribas Fortis, KU Leuven and BARCO
Herman Daems is a Belgian economist and an emeritus professor at the Faculty of Economics and Management of K.U. Leuven, Belgium.  He is Chairman of the Board of BNP Paribas, Chairman of the Board of KU Leuven, and Chairman of the Board of BARCO (a publicly listed technology group).

Daems has taught at the Harvard Business School (1987-1990), where he taught Competition & Strategy,  the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of California in Davis (UCD), IESE Bueiness School and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.  He has been an Associate Professor in Strategic Management at the Catholic University of Leuven and from 1991 to 1994 was Director of the Leuven MBA Program.  He has also served as Director of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management.  He has advised several European companies and the OECD.
From 1990 to 1993 Daems was Partner with a member firm of the Boston Consulting Group.  He has held board positions with Belgacom (1994-1998); Brussels Airport Company, where he was also a member of the strategic committee (1998-2004); Glaverbel, where he was a member of the audit committee and closely involved with the issues of public to private transaction (1998-2003); and GITP International (1995-2006).
He was Chairman of the Board of GIMV from May 1999 till June 2011 (a publicly listed PE and VC firm on Euronext); Chairman of EVCA, the European Association of Private Equity and Venture Capital (2004-2005); member of the executive committee of EVCA (2002-2006); and Chairman of IPEV (2005-2012).  In the US he was a board member and chair of the audicom of Coware Inc. (1999-2010) based in San Jose, CA.
Currently he is a board member of Vanbreda Risk and Benefits (Antwerp, Belgium) since 2007 and Domo Chemicals and chair of its audit committee (since 2007).

Paddy Miller

Paddy Miller
Professor of Managing People in Organizations
(Leave of absence)
Ph.D. in Management, IESE, University of Navarra
Master of Business Administration, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Bachelor of Arts, University of South Africa
Bachelor of Arts, University of South Africa

Paddy Miller is professor of Managing People in Organizations at IESE. His interests lie in the area of leadership and the management of change and recently have focused on the specific issues of leading innovation in multinational organizations. Dr. Miller's particular approach to innovation has been to take a longitudinal perspective to organizational transition as innovation is embedded in the culture. In line with this view, he has become extensively involved in management development issues in many organizations during the transition to being creative organisations. His work has cumulated in a new book Innovation as Usual published by Harvard Business Review Publishing in 2013, co-authored with a colleague, Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg.

Among the companies and organizations that have used his services are Visteon, Bulgari Italy, IBM Germany, Henkel Germany, Lufthansa Germany, Volkswagen Germany, Caterpillar Spain, the United Nations FAO, Standard Life Scotland, Sun Microsystems Europe and AWI Canada. Apart from addressing management groups, he has worked with CEOs and their management teams in Europe, Africa, and North and South America. He is a sought-after speaker on executive programs in the U.S. and Europe - teaching on international programs offered by the business schools of Harvard, Michigan, Cape Town and the University of Virginia.

Dr. Miller has written and contributed to several other books and articles that have appeared in publications ranging from the Financial Times to the Harvard Business Review. His case studies have won awards in various international forums. He was awarded by the American Academy of Management for his work in the field of globally distributed teams. McGraw-Hill published his book, Mission Critical Leadership (2001). Along with a team of researchers, Prof. Miller blogs regularly on the topic of creativity in organizations at "The Innovation Architect".

Krishna G. Palepu

Krishna G. Palepu
Harvard Business School
Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration

Doctor in Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Honorary Doctorate, Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration. Senior Associate Dean for International Development, Harvard Business School.
Professor Palepu’s current research and teaching activities focus on strategy and governance. In the area of strategy, his recent focus has been on the globalization of emerging markets, particularly India and China, and the resulting opportunities and challenges for Western investors and multinationals, and for local companies with global aspirations. He is a co-author of the book on this topic, Winning in Emerging Markets: A Road Map for Strategy and Execution. In the area of corporate governance, Professor Palepu’s work focuses on board engagement with strategy. Professor Palepu teaches in several HBS executive education programs aimed at members of corporate boards. He has served on a number of public company and non-profit boards.

Krishna G. Palepu

Suraj Srinivasan
Philip J. Stomberg Professor of Business Administration

Suraj Srinivasan is a Professor in the Accounting and Management area at Harvard Business School. He is currently the course-head for the HBS required course Financial Reporting and Control. He also teaches to executives, Strategic Financial Analysis for Business Evaluation, and in corporate governance programs Making Corporate Boards More Effective, Audit Committees in a New Era of Governance and Compensation Committees: New Challenges, New Solutions, in the elective course Business Analysis and Valuation using Financial Statements and in HBS doctoral programs. Prior to joining HBS, Professor Srinivasan was an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business from 2004 – 2008 where he received the Ernest R. Wish Accounting Research prize in 2007.
Professor Srinivasan’s research and case writing examines the institutions of corporate governance in the U.S. and internationally. He has studied issues such as the impact of globalization on corporate disclosure practices and compensation arrangements in international companies, the effect of securities regulation on incentives of companies to cross list in the U.S., incentives of audit firms to provide high quality audits, and reputational consequences for corporate directors when companies experience financial reporting problems. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, and The Accounting Review among others. He is currently the co-Department Editor for Accounting at Management Science and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Accounting Research.

Professor Srinivasan earned a bachelor's degree with honors in electrical and electronics engineering and a master's degree in physics with honors from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences in India prior to earning an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. He also received a doctorate degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in 2004 where he received the George S. Dively Award for outstanding thesis research.


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