Michelle Amato

Program Director within the Executive Education Department at IESE Business School

Michelle Amato is a Program Director within the Executive Education Department at IESE Business School. She holds an MBA from IESE and a B.A. from Brandeis University.

Michelle’s work at IESE focuses on working with clients to co-create executive learning programs that impact both individuals and organizations. She is based in IESE’s Madrid campus but travels nationally and internationally for program deliveries. Prior to joining IESE Michelle worked as a Brand & Trade Marketing Manager at SC Johnson Wax and as a Customer Experience researcher at Forrester Research.


Miquel Lladó

Lecturer of Strategic Management

  • Degree in Economics and Business, University of Barcelona

Miquel Llado is a Lecturer at the Department of Strategic Management. He holds an Advanced Degree in Economics and Business from the University of Barcelona. He teaches at IESE since October 2009.

He combines teaching with Strategic Management consulting through his own firm Peak Business Advisory, since 2008. Experience in 18 sectors-industries. Member of the Board of Directors at Gomà-Camps Group. Member of the Advisory Board at Vallformosa and NetipBox.

Keynote speaker for companies and institutions in Spain, Portugal, Russia, Armenia, Ukraine, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece, UK, Italy, Romania and Brazil.

He has an extensive Executive background: Group President and CEO at Sara Lee Bakery Europe, CEO at Bimbo Spain & Portugal, Vice president Marketing & Sales at Bimbo Spain & Portugal, Vice president New Businesses at PepsiCo Foods Spain & Portugal, Director of Sales & Special Projects at PepsiCo Foods International in USA as well as other executive positions. Former Member of the Board of Directors at The Earthgrains Company, Plasticos Tatay, Berlys and Grupo Panasa.

He has completed Executive Education programs at IESE (PADE), Harvard Business School, Wharton School, Kellogg School of Management, ESADE, Mc Gill University and IEDC Bled School of Management, Slovenia.

Miquel Llado was elected Spain’s Best Executive 2000 by the Spain Business Association AED.

Areas of interest

Strategic Thinking
General Management
CEO Mentoring


Alejandro Lago

Professor of Production, Technology and Operations Management

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
Master of Science (Engineering), University of California at Berkeley
Degree in Civil Engineering, Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya

Alejandro Lago is Professor and head of the Production, Technology and Operations Management Department, and Co-Director of The Africa Initiative at IESE Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was distinguished as a Gordon F. Newell Fellow. He also holds a degree in civil engineering from the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya and has completed a Program for Management Development at IESE Business School.

Dr. Lago’s interests focus on the management of complex operations systems, both for manufacturing and services environment. Early in his career, his research focused on the optimization of large transport and distribution systems, and the design and operations of logistics partnerships. Currently his research interest has gradually shifted to the design of service systems, with a focus on studying the involvement of both suppliers and customers in the operations through the use of new technologies.

Since 2007, Dr. Lago has been a visiting professor at Strathmore Business School (Nairobi, Kenya) and has been involved in several consulting projects in East Africa. He is the Co-Director of the IESE Africa Initiative and the Academic Director of the IESE MBA Module in Kenya on ?Doing Business in Africa?.

Dr. Lago sits on the advisory board of Strathmore Business School as well as Lagos Business School.

Before joining IESE, he worked as a researcher for the French Commissariat for Atomic Energy (CEA) and Institute for Transportation Studies (ITS). He has also extensive experience as a senior consultant in the area of operations and service management, having worked for large industrial and retail firms, airlines and airport authorities, and lately for banks and insurance companies, among others.

Areas of interest

Logistics, Supply Chain Management
Service Operations Management
Operations strategy


Mireia Las Heras

Associate Professor of Managing People in Organizations

ICWF – International Center for Work and Family

Ph.D. in Business Administration, Boston University

Master in Business Administration, IESE, University of Navarra

Degree in Industrial Engineering (Industrial Organization), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Areas of Interest:

*Work-Family Balance and Integration

*Career Management

*Social Networking and Career Management

*Women In Leadership


German Loewe

Senior Lecturer of Managerial Decision Sciences

PhD in Mathematical Economics, University of Barcelona
Degree in Economic Science, University of Barcelona

German Loewe started his collaboration with the Managerial Decision Sciences department at IESE in 2009, and is now Senior Lecturer of Decision Analysis in the MBA program. Before 2009 he held Associate Professor positions at both University of Barcelona and University Pompeu Fabra, where he taught mathematics, decision theory and strategy for several years. During 2000 he was visiting researcher at the Economic Learning and Social Evolution Centre (ELSE) at University College London and holds a PhD in Mathematical Economics from University of Barcelona.

Early in his career he decided to focus his research on the economic theory for individual decision making, and on the both mathematical and philosophical foundations of decision theories. His main research area is intertemporal choice. He has worked for several years together with experimental psychologist and field specialist Daniel Read in experiments aimed at further exploring known anomalies in rational intertemporal decision making.

German is also founder and CEO of Netquest, a company specialized in online sampling technologies and digital behavioural data. With respondent panels in 23 countries, and after acquiring the dutch tec company Wakoopa, Netquest has become the pioneer in digital behavioural data in the market research industry. Since 2016 Netquest is part of the GfK group.

Areas of interest

Intertemporal choice
Decision under uncertainty
Experimental Psychology
Foundations of Utility theory
Market Research