Javier Capapé

Javier Capapé, Ph.D. is the Director of the Sovereign Wealth Research program at the IE Center for the Governance of Change and an Adjunct Professor at IE University. Co-author of the book Sovereign Wealth Funds (Agenda Publishing, 2022), Capapé earned his Ph.D. from ESADE Business School and the University of Illinois (USA). Prof. Capapé has been a Consultant at the United Nations Environment Program on Sovereign Wealth Funds and Sustainable Development Goals. Since 2012, he is a SovereigNET Affiliate at The Fletcher School (Tufts University) and Co-Editor of the Sovereign Wealth Funds Reports series. His research is regularly cited in international media (including Financial Times, The Economist, Wall Street Journal, and Reuters). Capapé also advises on sovereign wealth strategies to institutional clients including governments, sovereign funds, corporations, tech-based startups, real estate managers, intelligence companies, venture capital and private equity fund managers.


• Director, Sovereign Wealth Research – Center for the Governance of Change, IE University, 2015 – Present

• Independent Consultant, Sovereign Wealth Funds, 2018 – Present

• Consultant, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), 2017

• Researcher, ESADEgeo Center for Global Economy & Geopolitics, ESADE, 2011 – 2015

• Manager, Start Up Spain, ESADE, 2011 – 2015

• Audit Intern, Deloitte, 2007


• Research Affiliate, SovereigNET, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 2012 – Present

• Adjunct Professor at the Humanities module, IE University, 2021 – Present

• In-company Training Professor, Headspring, 2020 – Present

• Adjunct Professor at the School of Global and Public Affairs, IE University, 2019 – Present

• Adjunct Professor at the Law School, IE University, 2018 – Present

• Teaching Assistant of Economics, University Carlos III de Madrid, 2009 – 2010

• Research Assistant, IESE, University of Navarre, 2008 – 2009


• Ph.D. in Strategy, ESADE (Spain) and University of Illinois (USA), 2017

• M.A. in International Economics, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain, 2011

• M.A. in Financial Economics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, 2009

• B.A. in Economics (with honors), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, 2007

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