Head of Accounting and Control Department

Professor of Accounting and Control and Entrepreneurship

Crèdit Andorrà Entrepreneurship and Banking Chair

• PhD in Business Administration, Boston University
• MBA, IESE Business School
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Economics, UNED

Albert Fernández is a professor in IESE’s Accounting and Control Department and Entrepreneurship Department. He also teaches courses on the analysis of business problems and the management of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). He is the holder of the Crèdit Andorrà Entrepreneurship and Banking Chair.

Since 2009, he has been the director of Finaves, the venture capital platform that invests in IESE alumni projects. He has been an academic director of IESE’s Programa de Desarrollo Directivo (PDD) since 2016. He has been the director of the Accounting and Control Department since September 2018. Previously, he occupied various management posts within the MBA program.

Fernández is the academic director of a program for executives of micro-businesses. For more than 10 years, he was the academic director of focused programs on strategy implementation and accounting and finance for non-financial executives. Additionally, he was academic director of a program for social entrepreneurs and of numerous custom programs.

He has taught classes in leading universities in the U.S. (Harvard, Boston University), Latin America (INALDE, Colombia; IAE, Argentina; PAD, Peru; ISE, Brazil; among others). Since 2017 he has served on the board of advisors for Colombia’s INALDE business school.

His areas of interest are entrepreneurship, with a particular focus on early stages; the keys to growth for SMEs; corporate governance with a focus on SMEs and family businesses; and the use of management processes such as planning, budgeting, evaluation and compensation.

He has extensive experience in consulting and has served and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of several companies. He has been president of the Corporació de Salut of Maresme i la Selva from 2012 to 2019.

He is the author of various cases, technical notes, and articles for journals and other publications.

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Areas of interest

* Entrepreneurship
* Small and medium-sized enterprises
* Corporate governance
* Management systems: planning, budgeting, evaluation, compensation, information and control
* Management accounting


Articles in other publications

FERNÁNDEZ, A. (2015). How to Fuel Healthy Growth. A User's Guide for Small Business Success. IESE Insight (25), pp. 17 - 24.
FERNÁNDEZ, A. (2015). Cómo financiar un crecimiento sólido. Guía para pymes. IESE Insight (25), pp. 17 - 24.
FERNÁNDEZ, A. (2004). Reflexiones sobre el Balanced Scorecard. Diez ideas para entender mejor su utilidad y extender su buen uso. Revista de Antiguos Alumnos (95), pp. 30 - 34.
FERNÁNDEZ, A. (2004). Making the Most of the Balanced Scorecard. Strategy. Alumni Magazine (95), pp. 26 - 30.
FERNÁNDEZ, A. (2004). La inteligencia de negocio como fuente de ventaja competitiva. Iniciativa Emprendedora (44), pp. 97 - 112.


FERNÁNDEZ, A. (2007). Libro Blanco de la Dirección Estratégica en España 2007-2009. Madrid: Strategy & Focus.
ANDREU I CIVIT, R., BERASATEGUI RODRÍGUEZ, L., CARDONA SORIANO, P., CASTAÑOSA, C., FERNÁNDEZ, A., GARCÍA PONT, C., ... VIVES L. (2006). Mejorar la gestión de las empresas. Agunos de los mejores casos del IESE. Edición 2005. Aravaca: McGraw-Hill Interamericana de España.


SEGARRA, J. A., FERNÁNDEZ, A., AGUIRREAMALLOA ARIZAGA, J. (2015). Sociedad Deportiva Eibar S. A. D.: A Modest Club in the Elite of a Unique Sector. IESE, SM-1626-E.
SEGARRA, J. A., FERNÁNDEZ, A., AGUIRREAMALLOA ARIZAGA, J. (2015). Sociedad Deportiva Eibar S.A.D.: un club modesto en la élite de un sector singular. IESE, SM-1626.
FERNÁNDEZ, A., IBÁÑEZ, R. (2014). Amaralia (A). De helados y chocolate. IESE, C-778.
FERNÁNDEZ, A., IBÁÑEZ, R. (2014). Amaralia (B). De helados y chocolate. IESE, C-779.
FERNÁNDEZ, A., VILLAESCUSA, N. (2013). Aceites y vinos con denominación de origen. IESE, C-764.

Technical Notes

CARRILLO, J., SBERT, H., FERNÁNDEZ, A., SEGARRA, J. A. (2021). Crisis de empresa: el concurso como posible solución para la continuidad de la empresa. IESE, JN-39.
FERNÁNDEZ, A., VELILLA, M. (2010). Effective Cost-Reduction Strategies. IESE, CN-220-E.
FERNÁNDEZ, A., VELILLA, M. (2010). Estrategias eficaces para reducir costes. IESE, CN-220.
FERNÁNDEZ, A. (2009). Fundamentos para la gestión en tiempos de crisis. IESE, ASNN-11.
FERNÁNDEZ, A. (2008). El "Balanced Scorecard". Ayudando a implantar la estrategia. IESE, CN-215.