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Driving Change Successfully

Barcelona, March 24-27, 2014


The faculty of Driving Change 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:
    Marc Sachon
    Professor of Production, Technology and Operations Management
    Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Stanford University
    MBA, IESE, University of Navarra
    Diplom-Ingenieur Aerospace-Technology, University of Stuttgart

    His main areas of interest are process improvement, supply chain management and engineering risk analysis. His research areas include e-supply chain management, product development, project management and engineering risk analysis, primarily in the manufacturing and automotive sectors. He has published both in academic journals, such as IEEE Transactions, and business journals such as European Business Forum (EBF). He has contributed chapters to several books on operations management and process improvement. Prior to entering academia, Prof. Sachon worked for several years at IBM's German headquarters in Stuttgart-Vaihingen. As a consultant, Prof. Sachon has been involved in projects with companies such as Morgan Stanley, Hugo Boss Industries, United Airlines, Merck KG and the Bonneville Power Authority
Tony Benitez
    Tony Benitez
    CEO and Managing Partner of Ascension Management Consultants Dip

    Dip. In Business and Finance, Dip in Business and Marketing, East London University (formerly NELP)

    Tony Benitez has over 25 years experience in the financial and insurance industries. His main areas of expertiselie in strategy, transformation, change management and leadership. Tony created and led a global internal consulting organization, worked on numerous strategic and transformation initiatives and implemented a global quality management- program. In addition, he has developed and now conducts a variety of different training programs and workshops, on topics such as Quality Management, Change Management, Strategic Planning and Leadership.

    Luis Palencia
    Professor of Accounting and Control and Analysis of Business Problems
    Ph.D. in Business Administration (Accounting), University of California-Berkeley
    Master of Science in Business Administration, University of California-Berkeley
    MBA, IESE, University of Navarra
    Ingeniero de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Universidad de Cantabria

    He worked for three years in the project management section of the engineering group, Bechtel. One of his assignments involved supervising the works carried out by the construction division of the Barcelona 1992 Organizing Olympic Committee.His research interests are primarily focused on the area of business valuation using accounting measures, and the effects of the accounting regime on accounting-based valuation models. He is also interested in analysis of profitability and financial diagnosis. Prof. Palencia has participated in a number of consulting projects, most of which have concerned business valuation, an area in which he has developed business models for Internet start-ups, software companies and transportation companies. He has also designed and implemented cost systems for industrial companies.


IESE Business School
Executive Education