Team, Faculty & International Advisory Board

Dr. George Monray, Dean. DBA, MBA, IFP, Grad Dip.MCIM.  Professor at several universities in Asia, USA, Europe  and the UK.    More info here

MBA ,BBA.  Isabel M. Cosentino. Shareholder and Executive at Cosentino Group, multinational company with presence in +50 countries.  More info here

Hiram J.Irizarry Osorio, Ph.D. Ohio State University. Experienced university faculty member having taught in Latin America, The United States, and Europe. Prof. Hiram lived and worked internationally and within diverse environments for most of his life, he brings to the program great cross-cultural sensitivities, insights and awareness.

Joseph Campins. BSc, MSc.  CEO at Front-End Engineering. Professional Managerial experience in 3 continents and 7 countries . More info here

Ivan Atanasov. BSc, MSc. Professional and Academic experience in several countries. Former Manager at Kasetsart University BBA Program.

Michael Funes.B.Sc Economics. Executive experience  at multinational group in the  energy sector

Siri Namnon (Pix). LL.B.  Former executive at companies as Eurothai Allied Food, Legal Adviser and former legal counselor at Siam Legal, Bangkok. More info here

Dr. G.Izard, Ph.D. Axicon International Manager &   Professor and Director Master International Business UAB, Barcelona.  More info here

I.Sanluis. Vice President of Integra Solutions. BSc, MS.  Consulting company with activities in the US, Latin America and Europe.  More info here

M.Luzon, BSc Education.  Former executive  at Telefonica Group,  one of the largest telephone operators and mobile network providers in the world. 

H.Marquez Debon. MBA, MSc, BSc Engineering Manager at Came Parkare Group, multinational company with presence in 15 countries. More info here

C. De la Guardia. Ph.D. Extensive experience in international markets and strategic management. He has worked extensively with companyes as Danone, Diaego Group among others.

L.Bernaus. BSc Economics. International Development Manager, Entrepreneur and former CFO at Multinational Company.

FACULTY NAMES

With 9 journal articles and 3 published books Prof. George Monray is a frequent speaker at conferences and industry gathering and has provided executive education and consulting services during more than 15 years in several countries including Spain, USA, UK, Switzerland, China, Thailand and Indonesia. He has conducted executive training programs for teams and executives in order to define Marketing Plans, Internationalization Strategies or Market Research among others. Some of the names of the clients include HP, HSBC, UPS, Motorola, Nortel, Aviko, El Corte Ingles, La Vanguardia, Michelin, Astra Zeneca. Prof. George Monray managed the China Business Program developed between Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and Shanghai International Studies University (Xianda College) at Shanghai, China during the years 2010-2013.

Prof. GM actually serves as Dean of the Colbs Institute of International Management, Executive B-School located accredited by Ofqual awarding body. Professor of International Business at the Institute for American Universities (IAU), Kasetsart University (Thailand) MBA program, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Universitas Pelita Harapan (Executive Education) at Jakarta, Indonesia.

GM works as well as an entrepreneur and consultant for companies in South East Asia, member of the Academy of International Business (AIB) and former member of the Editorial Board of the International Business Research (IBR) Journal, Canadian Center of Science and Education.

Dr. George Monray. Ph.D / Doctor of Business Administration SBS Swiss Business School, University of Applied Sciences Institute (Zurich, Switzerland).
Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methods (Business Management), University of Bradford (UK)
International Faculty Program (IFP) IESE Business School
Master Business Administration (M.B.A), EAE & Nothhingham Trent University
Graduate Diploma in Marketing, The Chartered Institute of Marketing & B.B.A ISM Barcelona, Spain.

Prof C. De la Guardia holds a PhD in Communication and advertising from UAB, bilingual in English and Spanish, with more than 35 years’ professional experience in integrated marketing communications in multinational companies dealing with global brands. Prof DLG has strong capabilities and skills to manage engagement in culturally diverse organizations since I have worked in and directed global teams for companies like Diageo, Danone, Seat, etc.,

+21 years of highly successful teaching experience in undergrad and postgrad programs at private and public universities as well as business schools. Additionally, he has extensive experience in teaching in-company programs and professional training.

Prof DLG contributes to Colbs Institute with a sound and profound conceptual and practical knowledge and experiences in the areas of market research, strategy, marketing, integrated marketing communications and all areas related. After years of experience in teaching these subjects, my sessions are dynamic, engaging and result-driven.

Visiting professor at CESA, Bogotá, Colombia in the Supply Chain Management Master at UPC in Barcelona, delivered at Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

Dr. Carlos De la Guardia (Canada). Ph.D, MSc, BA. Former executive for communication campaigns at Danone or Diaego Group.
Scope of experience: US, Canada, EU.

Dr. Gabriel Izard, Ph.D. Academic member of AEOC and former director of the MSc International Trade UAB Barcelona.
Scope of Experience: US, EU & Middle East.

My research priorities focus is on the relationship between economic agents. The economic environment changes due the innovation and knowledge evolution is the most important area that drives my professional and academic career. Thus, with the analysis of long-life training in the distribution channels, I learn to contribute to the knowledge about the relations between the leading companies and the different members of the chain of consumer goods. In addition, I am interested in analyzing citizen behavior in different economic contexts, like the consumer in front of retail and marketing. My professional experience includes
managerial positions. Active advising to large multinational corporations and SME’s about tools for automation, new technologies, data synchronization, electronic data exchange, etc.

As an economist, I actively follow the business world in Europe and around the world; and the analysis of people's behavior in the context of the environment changes, and the implications in the business including marketing strategies. This line of research began with the development of my doctoral thesis and continued expanding during my post-doctoral research and stays.I got my graduation in Economy at UAB in 1979. In addition, My Ph.D. was in 2013 by analyzing the retail leaders with a thesis that investigated long-life training in the European market. Since the year 1996, Associate Professor in Marketing at UAB.

Professional career serving more than 15 years, as Technical Director and executive
board member in AECOC (GS1 Spain), with responsibilities in International Committees that have impact worldwide following the creation of international standards for automatic identification, and for electronic information exchange. Some managerial responsibilities include Country Manager in a Multinational Software Company providing services for Data Synchronization to companies participating in different levels of the chain, and other services. I´m nowadays a Country developer in a multinational company about bar code quality. This activity combined with the position of associated professor at the COLBS and UAB, covering marketing, retailing, marketing strategies, and business in action topics. I am teaching for study abroad and local students, and I am the director of a Master in Business management addressed to students with some years of experience. Furthermore, I regularly write articles in local journals and economic magazines, and becoming an AECOC academia active member in many events collaborating in actions to promote the young talent capture for the FMCG sector.

Isabel Martínez-Cosentino holds a BBA and MBA at University of Tulane and Marketing Communications Certificate Program at University of Houston.

After fifteen years as Director of International Expansion at the Multinational Company Cosentino (Silestone), she is currently the founder and CEO of Cross Cultural Solutions. Experts in intercultural communication for the cohesion of multicultural teams, companies and organizations in the process of internationalization, their most recent projects include the design of the talent integration process for companies in mergers and acquisitions processes. Isabel participates in the board of directors of Fundation Esplai, Cosentino, Surister and Tick Translations. Member of the Council of Counselors of the ODEE.

Associate Professor of International Business & Cross Cultural Management at the ESCI-UPF and others.

Mrs. Isabel M. Cosentino.
Member of the Board of Cosentino Group. Multinational Company with presence in +50 countries.

Scope of experience: Global. (mainly EU and US)

H.Marquez-Debon +10 years experience in Top Management positions.
Scope of experience: EU.

H.Marquez Debon holds a Leadership Program at University of Virginia, Darden School of Business MBA at Esade B-School Management Program at IESE and B.Eng at UPC.

Seasoned Telecom professional with more than 15 years of experience applying digitalization solutions to the telecom, industry and services sectors - cross sector collaboration. Experience in public-private collaboration in projects and telecom platforms (IoT, mobility, ICT and SaaS). Strategy and implementation of new business models of the digtal economy. Public relations executive/ specialist and team leader with proven success in innovation/ Innovative telecom services for industry

Dr. Hiram José Irizarry Osorio has an M.A. (1999) and a Ph.D. (2005) in Political Science from The Ohio State University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico (Mayagüez Campus). He is originally from Puerto Rico, but since 2009 resides in Catalonia. His teaching emphasizes development issues, the inter-/intra-relation between ideation & materiality (quantum possibilities), and the inter-/intrarelation between religion & politics (lately throughout the Mediterranean). He writes in his leisure time (mostly short-stories and poetry in Spanish) and has published two books out of this passion: Muslo Eunuco: Ambigua Certeza & Enamorada Confusión. His main interest lies in using those inherited constructed divisions among humans to underscore their lived effects and open possibilities of different realities (in fiction and social practices). He loves to learn languages. He is fluent in Spanish, Catalan, and English, has decaying fluency in Portuguese, and since 2011 is a student of Arabic (i.e., a work-in progress)


Dr. Hiram J.Izarry Osorio. Ph.D.
Scope of experience: EU and US.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
DR.GEORGE MONRAY

"Quality, not quantity"