The Spanish business school, Esade, based in Barcelona announced last week the appointment of a new dean, Alfonso Sauquet. The announcement:
Alfonso Sauquet, Professor of the Ramon Llull University at ESADE, has been appointed Dean of ESADE Business School for the next four years.
Sauquet, up to now Vice-Dean of Research and Knowledge, was previously Director of the ESADE Combined Undergraduate and Master in Business Management and Administration. He is a Doctor in Education from Columbia University (NYC) and also holds a Master in Organisational Psychology from the same university. In addition, he has an MBA from ESADE and graduated in Psychology and Education from the University of Barcelona.
Dr. Sauquet has served as President of the Interfaculty Group in Organisational Behaviour of the Community of European Management Schools. He also has been a lecturer at HEC Paris, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Wharton School of Economics (Philadelphia) and the Copenhagen Business School, in addition to lecturing at the Summer School organised by the European Doctoral Association for Management in Business Administration.
At present, he is a member of the Academic Board of the Association for Human Resources Management in International Organisations (AHRMIO). He was invited by UNESCO to be a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme.
During his term as Dean, Dr. Sauquet, in his own words, will pay particular attention to globalisation processes and knowledge creation and development, and integrate them into ESADE’s academic programmes.
His predecessor, Xavier Mendoza, was Dean for two terms (eight years) and last week was appointed to the board of directors of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB-International (the premier worldwide association of business schools), while continuing his association with ESADE as a Professor of ESADE’s Business Policy department.