The Institut has an advisory board of highly experienced independent, external, experts, chosen on the basic on their outstanding professional track records, who provide assessment and support as and when needed.
Manuel Bravo López
He holds a degree in Chemical Sciences, a PHD in Technical Chemistry by the University of Oviedo, a MSC by the MIT and an MBA Insead/Euroforum. He is an expert consultant in Energy and the Environment. Until June 2015 he was Repsol Foundation’s Chief of Staff and the Director of the Energy and Environment department until 2014. Since he started working for the Repsol Foundation he was in charge of several positions both in Spain and in Europe. He had previously worked for the Fertilizers National Company as a Director of R+D and Processes Development.
He has a degree and a Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering from the UPC, and has worked as a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on various occasions. He is currently Professor of Operations at IESE, where he teaches on the Executive Education and Custom programme. He is also the Academic Director of IESE’s Initiative for Excellence in Operations (INEO) and the Industrial Excellence Award Spain. He has over 5 years of experience in strategy and operations consultancy in Europe and Latin America. In 2005 he won the "Salvà i Campillo" prize for novel engineering awarded by the Catalan Association of Telecommunications Engineers and in 2004 was named in the "Top 40 Business School professors under 40" list.
Albert Girbal Puig
He is an Industrial Engineer (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), has a Master of Science in Energy Engineering and in Mechanical Engineering (University of Pennsylvania) and also has management qualifications from leading business schools (PDG from IESE and Master in Business Management from EADA). He has occupied Senior Management posts in various industrial companies for over 20 years. Currently he is a part-time teacher at the IESE Business School and also a consultant specialised in operational management in the industrial and services sectors. He was formerly Director of the Energy and Environment Area of Institut Cerdà and currently collaborates with Institut Cerdà in relation to work on Risk and Resilience Management.
Jaume Hugas Sabater
He is Industrial Engineer (ETSIB - Polytechnic University of Catalonia) and Master in business administration from ESADE. Also he got a degree from the Harvard Business School and has done the postgraduate courses at Stanford, Darden and Olin Business School. He is Professor of operations and innovation of ESADE since 1990. He has been Director of Supply Chain Management of consumption of Ralston Purina, in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Director of Manufacturing Operations of Ralston Purina international, as well as Corporate Director of Manufacturing and Engineering of Ralston Purina Company for Canada, Asia-Pacific and Amèrica Llatina. He was director of production and engineering for Gallina Blanca Purina in Spain and Portugal, and director of projects and works in SA Master of engineering and consulting. He is the author of numerous published articles and case studies.
He graduated in Operations Management and Innovation at ESADE and has a Master’s degree in Supply Chains from the Catalan Institute of Logistics Research (ICIL) Foundation. He is currently Director General of Districenter, a logistics operator specialized in logistics service companies, retail and e-commerce. He also collaborates with various business and professional organisations, is president of ICIL, vice president and professor of the ICIL Foundation, vice president of PIMEC Logistics and a member of the executive committee of BCL. He has also participated as an academic collaborator at ESADE in their Operations related programmes. In 2008 he won the Operations and Logistics Manager of the Year prize, awarded by the Logistics Leaders Club (2008).
Frederic Sabrià Miracle
He is Doctor of civil engineering (Polytechnic University of Catalonia), Ph.d. and Master of Engineering (Berkeley, University of California). He is currently Professor of operations and technology at IESE (Universidad de Navarra). He has been guest professor of the IAE; (Argentina) andHEC Lausanne (Switzerland). He has conducted research in the field of operations, transport and logistics. Author of five books and published more than 50 articles. It is also usual consultant for industrial companies, public administration and services. He was a member of the Olympic water polo team (4th square, Moscow 1980), and champion of Europe (Club Natació Barcelona, 1981).
In 2009 the Fundación Laboral del Cemento y el Medio Ambiente (CEMA Foundation) published the first reference study on "Recycling and Recovery of Waste in the Cement Industry in Spain", based on work carried out by Institut Cerdà.read more
What are the trends in crisis management for the coming years?
Companies are going to focus more on culture than on protocols as the means to manage crisis situations. Culture that will be translated in three basic aspects: firstly prevention, the capacity to be prepared in front of any situation, regardless of whether or not it is new or unexpected; secondly, the ability to analyse, and to know how to analyse what has been done in past situations; and thirdly, and very importantly, the ability to relate permanently to all environments.