Jordi Canals is professor of strategic management and economics and the holder of Fundación IESE Chair in Corporate Governance. He was Dean of IESE from 2001 through 2016. Prof. Canals is a recognized scholar in the areas of corporate strategy, corporate governance and globalization. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Shaping Entrepreneurial Mindsets (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), Leadership Development in a Global world (Palgrave MacMillan 2012), Building Respected Companies (Cambridge University Press, 2010), Managing Corporate Growth (Oxford University Press, 2000), Universal Banking: Theoretical Perspectives and International Comparisons (Oxford University Press, 1997), and Competitive Strategies in European Banking (Oxford University Press, 1993).
Prof. Canals has served as guest scholar at the International Monetary Fund, visiting scholar at the World Bank, post-doctoral research fellow at the Harvard Business School and guest scholar at the Brookings Institution.
He was a board member of GMAC, the European Corporate Governance Institute, the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, and the European Foundation for Management Development. Jordi Canals is also a founding member of the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, Europe’s independent oversight group on European banking and financial affairs. In addition, he was a member of the Corporate Governance Commission set up by the Spanish Government in July 2002.