Dr. Ribera is professor of Operations Management at IESE, and holds the Port of Barcelona Chair of Logistics at CEIBS in Shanghai, China. He was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to pursue doctoral studies in the US. He holds a M.Sc. in Operations Research and a Ph.D. in Mathematical Systems Theory from the University of Florida and a Dr. Eng. in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Jaume was Deputy Dean of Faculty at IESE Business School from 1993-2001. He is the President of the European Operations Management Association and was secretary of the US Operations Management Association from 1992-97. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Operations and Production Management and on the Editorial Board of the Harvard Business Review China.
Dr. Ribera’s current research interests lie in the areas of operations improvement management, health systems management and project management. He has been active in consultancy in supply chain management, project management and has extensive experience working with private and public companies in various sectors, including textiles, pharmaceuticals, automotive and electrical components. He has also participated as consultant and project manager in health sector management projects in the EU, Central and Eastern Europe, and South America with private, public, European Union and World Bank financing. He is the Vice-President of the Board of Caixa Terrassa, a savings institution in Spain.