Emeritus Professor of Operations, Information and Technology
• Doctor of Industrial Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
• Doctor of Philosophy (Industrial and Systems Engineering), University of Florida
• Master of Sciences (Operations Research), University of Florida
Center for Research in Healthcare Innovation Management (CRHIM)
Jaume Ribera is emeritus professor of Operations, Information and Technology at IESE Business School. He was also awarded a Fulbright fellowship to pursue doctoral studies in the US. Prof. Ribera holds an M.Sc. in operations research and a Ph. D. in mathematical systems theory from the University of Florida, and a doctorate in industrial engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, where he is associate professor (currently on leave of absence).
Prof. Ribera served as deputy dean of faculty at IESE Business School from 1993-2001. He was the president of the European Operations Management Association (2004-2007) and was formerly secretary of the U.S. Operations Management Association (1992-97). He has served 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. He was President of the Board of Unnim Caixa (a savings bank) and Unnim Bank in Spain and he now chairs the charity organization that was segregated from these institutions.
Areas of interest.
* Design and improvement of operating systems
* Management of service operations and health systems operations
* Project management