Jordi Canals is the Dean of IESE Business School and Professor of Economics and General Management. From 1992 to 2001, he served as Associate Dean of IESE. Dr. Canals is a recognized scholar in the areas of strategy, corporate governance and banking, and the author of numerous books and articles, including “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).
Dean Canals has served as Guest Scholar at the International Monetary Fund, Visiting Scholar at the World Bank, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Harvard Business School and Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. He earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Barcelona. He is a founding member of the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, Europe's leading independent oversight group on European banking and financial affairs. He is also a member of a new Corporate Governance Commission set up by the Spanish Government in July 2002.