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Enrique Cortés Alonso


Enrique Cortés Alonso




Enrique Cortés Alonso is Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at IE Business School, Madrid, since 2009. PhD in Business Administration (Doctor Europaeus). 2013. Complutense University of Madrid, Professor Cortés works as Managing Partner at Copley Advisors.

Corporate Experience

• 2006 – present. Managing Partner. Copley Advisors

• 1988 – 2006. Serial entrepreneur, founder and CEO of several companies

• 1987 – 1988. Product Manager. Elosúa Group

• 1985 – 1986. Adjunct to the Commercial Manager. Barclays Bank

Academic Experience

• 2009 – present. Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship. IE University.

• 2013. Visiting Professor. Wheelock College. Boston

• 1998 – 2001. Professor of Entrepreneurship. IE Business School

• 1998 – 2001. Professor of Strategic Management. IE Business School

Academic Background

• PhD in Business Administration (Doctor Europaeus). Complutense University (Madrid) 2013

• Program on “Intelligent Organizations: Collaboration and the Future of Work”. MIT Sloan Business School (Boston) 2011

• Program on “Strategic Intuition. The key to Creative Innovation”. Columbia Business School (New York) 2011

• Course on Management Research. RCC. Harvard University (Boston) 2011 and 2012

• Graduate Course on Strategic Management. Harvard University (Boston) 2009

• Graduate Course on Marketing Management. Harvard University (Boston) 2009

• Graduate Course on Entrepreneurship and New Ventures. Harvard University (Boston) 2009

• Executive Development Program (PDD). IESE Business School (Madrid) 1998

• Accelerated Development Program (ADP). London Business School (London) 1997

• Diploma With Distinction in Business Administration. London College of International Business Studies (London) 1996

• Master in Marketing Management (MDCM). IE Business School (Madrid) 1993

• Master in Business Administration (MBA). IE Business School (Madrid) 1986

• Diploma in International Strategy. London Business School (London) 1986

• Bachelor Degree in Law. University Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE) (Madrid) 1984

• Diploma in Law Advise. University Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE) (Madrid) 1984

Other information of interest

• He has been a member of the Massachuttses Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum, the Harvard Extension Business Society, the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society. He was a Doctoral Researcher at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Research of the Business School of the University of Edinburgh and has participated in several events, discussion groups and conferences at Babson College, the Humanities Centre at Harvard and the JF Kennedy School of Government

• He has taught at a wide variety of programs including: Executive MBA, MBA, International EMBA, Master of Law, Master in International Relations, Master in Corporate Communication, In Company Programs to Governing Councils and Top-Medium Management Executives, Real Estate Management Program, Management of Luxury Sector Companies Program, Managing of Energy Distribution Companies Program, Management of Communication Program or Management of Automotive Industry Companies. He has designed and taught specific courses at the IMBA such as “Revolutionary Strategies for Transformational Impact”,  “Boosting Profits: Growth, Speed and Learning” or  “Global Business Strategy: China”

• He has been a serial entrepreneur, promoter, general manager and advisor in several companies of different sectors like real state, interior design, energy efficiency or quality control. He has led teams of 120 people