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Huete, Luis

Luis Huete holds a Law Degree, an MBA from IESE Business School and a DBA from Boston University.

He is professor of IESE Business School. His areas of expertise are corporate strategy, corporate governance, customer centricity and transformational leadership.

He was a Fulbright Scholar and his dissertation on “Commercial Banks’ Services Strategy” was awarded by the Decision Science Institute Award as the best dissertation of the year in 1988. He has worked as a researcher at Harvard Business School developing scientific material and taking part in a research project sponsored by Bell Communications.

He has been a professor at IESE Business School since 1982 and has lectured in Harvard Business School’s Achieving Breakthrough Service and Advanced Management programs.

As a visiting lecturer, Luis regularly participates in advanced management programs at prestigious business schools such as ESMT (Germany), ISEM Fashion Business School (Spain), Louvain (Belgium) and Deusto Business School (Spain) among many others.

In addition, he collaborates with the corporate universities of Bupa (U.K.), ISS (Denmark), Omnicom (USA), Telefónica (Spain), etc.

Luis Huete published his first book in 1992. He has since then published 10 books, in which he has summed up some of the ideas he uses when teaching and consulting. The books are focused on the areas of the reengineering of companies, management models, clients management, people management, self-leadership, etc.

Some of his books have been translated into french and portuguese. The fruit of research work and experience has helped hundreds of companies over the years that have given life to many reflective contents in the books. (

He is a frequent speaker at conferences and industry gatherings and has provided training and consulting services to more than 700 companies in 70 countries, including 50% of the firms listed in Spain’s Ibex 35 stock market index.

He has worked together with CEOs and their teams to define organization structures and major transformation projects for companies such as Banco Santander, BBVA, IBM, Oracle, McDonald s, Adecco, Intercom Group, Opel, Iberostar, Grupo Pascual, Ricoh, Loewe, Campofrío, Lilly, Vodafone, Gilead, Six Senses (Thailand), Banesto, Larrain-Vial (Chile), ISS (Denmark), Telesp (Brazil), Movistar (Argentina, Chile and Central America), Grupo Brescia (Perú), Grupo Romero (Perú), Grupo Consenso (Ecuador) and Banco de Galicia (Argentina) among others.

Luis also serves on the boards of companies such as Epikurean Hospitality in

Thailand and Altia Consultores and Ecointegral in Spain. He also belongs to the Global Advisory Board of the Oxford Leadership Academy (UK), IBS (México), VipScan (Spain), Abypersonalize (Spain) and is a patron of the Modern Art Foundation NMAC (Spain).

He has received three awards from the Actualidad Económica magazine for best 100 business ideas of the year. According to the Institute for International Research (IRR), three out of four executives consider him as “the best Spanish management guru”. The publication Who’s who en el

Management Español highlights Luis as one of the most influential players in this field.