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Julián Villanueva
  • Julián Villanueva

  • Professor of Marketing

  • Ph.D. in Management (Marketing), University of California, Los Angeles
    Master in Business Administration, IESE, University of Navarra
    Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Areas of Interest

    * Social media
    * Digital marketing
    * Sales management
    * Customer management and CRM

Prof. Julian Villanueva is the Head of the Marketing Department at IESE Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Management (Marketing) from UCLA, an MBA at IESE, and a B.A. in Economics (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).

His interests fall in the area of digital marketing, customer equity (or customer lifetime value), branding and salesforce management, among others. His research has been published in the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing and Quantitative Marketing and Economics, among others. Prof. Villanueva is also the author of several books, managerial articles and more than 50 case studies and technical notes. Two of his cases are in the Harvard Business School Premier Case Collection.

He regularly teaches MBAs and executives at IESE, and has also taught at CEIBS (China), Nile University (Egypt), INALDE (Colombia), IPADE (Mexico), IAE (Argentina), IDE (Ecuador), PAD (Perú), IEE (Costa Rica) and IEEM (Uruguay).

He joined IESE in 1997 as an Instructor in the Marketing Department. Before doing his MBA he worked for Promodès (currently Carrefour) as a product manager in the private labels' department. He has consulted for several companies such as Telefónica, Grupo Santander, Bankinter, Caprabo, Eroski, Antonio Puig, Mastercard, Nestle, Nabisco, Bosch/Siemens. He regularly serves as an expert witness in several litigation cases. He has also served as a board member of several firms, both for-profit and non-profit.