Jaume Ribera is professor of operations management at IESE Business School and holds the Novartis Chair on Operational Excellence in Healthcare. 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.