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José Luis Giménez Rigol


José Luis Giménez Rigol


Operations & Technology

José Luis Giménez has collected, through 44 years of professional practice, an interesting experience in both, academic and professional fields. From 1975 to 1984 he worked as a Consultant Engineer at INELECTRA, one of the main consulting firms in Venezuela. In 1985, he began to work as a free-lance consultant, sharing this activity with academic responsibilities at Universidad Metropolitana (UNIMET) and Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB). During this time, he participated in diagnostics, studies and projects related to telecommunications, rapid transit and manufacturing firms. From 1989 to 1996 he was Director of the Electrical Engineering School at UNIMET and from 1996 to 1998 he was appointed Dean of Engineering at the same university. In 1998, he joined the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA) as Professor at Production and Technological Innovation Center, taking charge of courses in Operations and Managerial Decision Making. From October 1998 to May 2008 he was Director of the Advanced Management Program (Executive MBA), a 400-academic hour program addressed to high- and medium-level managers of public and private organizations. From June 2008 to January 2011 he was Programs Dean at IESA, coordinating all academic programs offered by this business school. Since 2003, he has been teaching courses at on-line and face-to-face programs at IE. Since 2005, he is also an invited professor at International School of Management (ISM) in Paris and since 2011 at ESAN in Lima (Peru). Recently he has been invited by other business schools in Europa, Asia and Latin America. His research interests have been related to operations (service, manufacturing and supply chain) management and planning & optimization of complex systems.

Corporate Experience

• Director ALTIUS Consultores, Caracas, Venezuela, 1995-Present

• Programs Dean, IESA, Caracas, Venezuela, 2008-2011

• Director of Advanced Management Program, IESA, Caracas, Venezuela, 1998-2008

• Dean of Engineering Faculty, UNIMET, Caracas, Venezuela, 1996-1998

• Director of Electrical Engineering School, UNIMET, Caracas, Venezuela, 1989-1996

• President, PIMA Ingenieros, 1985-1990

• Senior Consulting Engineer, INELECTRA, Caracas, Venezuela, 1981-1984

• Consulting Engineer, INELECTRA, Caracas, Venezuela, 1975-1981

Academic Experience

• Adjunct Professor, Operations Area, IE Business School, Spain, 2003-Present

• Full Professor, IESA, Caracas, Venezuela, 1998-Present

• Visiting Professor, International School of Management, Paris, France, 2005-Present

• Visiting Professor, ESAN, Lima, Peru, 2011-Present

• Visiting Professor, Ecole de Management Lyon, France, 2018-Present

• Visiting Professor, CORE Business School, Bucaramanga, Colombia, 2018-Present

• Visiting Professor, INCAE Business School, Central America, 2007-2012

• Full Professor, UNIMET, Caracas, Venezuela, 1985-1998

• Associate Professor, USB, Caracas, Venezuela, 1976-2012

Academic Background

• Docteur en Sciences, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, 1989

• Master of Science, Imperial College, London, UK, 1978

• Electrical Engineer, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela, 1975