Prof. Ribera served as deputy dean of faculty at IESE Business School from 1993-2001. He is the president of the European Operations Management Association and was formerly secretary of the U.S. Operations Management Association (1992-97). He serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Operations and Production Management and the Harvard Business Review China. His current research interests lie in the areas of operations improvement management, health systems management and project management. He has published teaching materials (case studies, technical reports and electronic workbooks), academic research (Transportation Science, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, etc.) and casebooks and textbooks on these topics.
Prof. Ribera has been active in consultancy in supply chain management and project management and has extensive experience of working with private and public companies in different sectors (textile, pharmaceutical, automotive, electrical components, etc.) He has also participated as a consultant and project manager in health sector management projects in the EU, Central and Eastern Europe, and South America with private, public, European Union and World Bank financing.