Future Leaders is a customised industry-led programme which addresses a variety of critical business issues that represent both the major internal and external factors influencing the future growth of our sector. This week long leadership development programme takes place at the IESE Business School in Barcelona, ranked number 1 in the world for Executive Education Programmes and Custom Programmes by the Financial Times for the past five years.
Next programme date: Monday 13th July – Friday 17th July 2020
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.
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.
Degree in Economics and Business, University of Barcelona
Areas of interest
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.
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
Areas of interest
Logistics, Supply Chain Management
Service Operations Management
Master in Business Administration, IESE, University of Navarra
Degree in Industrial Engineering (Industrial Organization), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
ICWF – International Center for Work and Family
Areas of Interest:
*Work-Family Balance and Integration
*Social Networking and Career Management
*Women In Leadership
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.
PhD in Mathematical Economics, University of Barcelona
Degree in Economic Science, University of Barcelona
Areas of interest
Decision under uncertainty
Foundations of Utility theory
‘This course changed the way in which I lead as well as how I strategically plan and executive, it enhanced my ways of working and I would genuinely recommend it as career defining development’Pip WerbinskiVirgin Active
‘It was a week and a process that has changed how I work and has already impacted my business. I learnt more than I have in a very long time and made some great friends that will not only help my business but also theirs and the industry as a whole. The week was intense and long but from the case studies to the Executive Challenge, I loved every second. I would wholeheartedly recommend Future Leader to any Senior Leader in the fitness industry.’Lawrence EverestLove Recruitment
‘I can honestly say that it was by far the best course I have ever been on. The content, lectures, professors, location, people, everything was just unreal. I got so much from it, I wouldn't even know where to start trying to explain what the highlights were. I will 100% be putting what I learned in to action when I return to work. The more people we can get through this course, the better for our industry.’Steve HannenGreenwich Leisure Limited
‘The campus culture, quality of lecturers and the chance to switch off completely from the day job was incredible. Meeting like-minded individuals from around the world who are equally passionate about getting more people physically active was also an experience I won't forget anytime soon.’Allison SavichSport England
‘The most valuable investment in my career so far. Thank you to the Professors, IESE and the ukactive team for delivering on your commitment - providing me with new perspectives, skills and connections to progress my own personal career and start my journey, to become a future leader!’Danny WoodsNetpulse
‘The programme has been by far the best learning experience of my career to date. The design and delivery of the programme was excellent. It has given me a new perspective on many areas of my work as well as providing me with a network of high performing individuals who I am confident will support each other on our leadership journeys.’Lawrence KayNorthampton Leisure Trust
‘Truly enjoyed it and took away many personal and business goals & opportunities. It was absolutely worthwhile traveling around the word for the course and if possible others of our team will follow.’Gordon MartinAnytime Fitness Australia