CIF - Center for International Finance


About Us

IESE - CIF is an interdisciplinary research center with an international outlook focusing on finance research with the aim of becoming a point of reference and one of the leading centers of finance research in Europe.

Since it was founded in 1992, CIF has contributed to developing research at IESE, which has been one of the school's strategic priorities over the years.

Mission and Objectives

The center's mission is to contribute knowledge and improve business practices in the field of finance and economics.

Our objective is:

  •  To promote activities related to the academic community through regular, dynamic interaction between entrepreneurs and managers.
  •  To generate and disseminate ideas through international publications, workshops and conferences.
  • To have a real, effective impact on society through companies' everyday activities.

CIF is governed by a Management Committee and an Advisory Council. 

The Management Committee of CIF approves new projects and guarantees adequate communication between the academic staff and the sponsor companies. Moreover, it evaluates the quality and degree of progress of the projects underway. It is comprised of the following members: 

Juan José Toribio

José María Corominas

José Luis Suárez 
Academic Director 

Jorge Soley 

José Manuel Campa 

Pablo Fernández 

Amparo Vassallo  

The Advisory Council of CIF comprises the representatives of sponsor companies, members of the Management Committee and the Academic Staff. 

Jaime Kirkpatrick
Consejero Delegado de AEGON España

Celia Ríos 
Director of Economic Control and Navigation Management at AENA 

Pedro Mateache 
Head, Financial Institutions Practice A.T. Kearney 

Gonzalo Alcubilla 
Director, Corporate Clients at Bankia 

Alberto Placencia 
artner of Global Financial Services at EY 

Carlos Martínez Echavarría 
Director of the Fundación Ramón Areces 

Adolfo García Nombela 
Director de Finanzas Corporativas de Endesa 

Iñaki Basterreche 
Country Head of Spain and Portugal of Royal Bank of Scotland

Ignacio Eyries
Director General en Caser Seguros

Ernesto López Mozo
Director General Económico Financiero en Ferrovial

Juan José González Quintana
Secretary Company, Head of Communication & Marketing, Sievert Partners

Oscar Herencia
General Manager de Iberia Metlife

Carlos Perelló Yanes
Managing Director for Spain and Portugal, Natixis