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Change management and the professionalization of companies and directors. What are the best firms doing?


The ESADE Alumni Aragon Club is pleased to invite you to ''Change management and the professionalization of companies and directors. What are the best firms doing?'', a talk by professor Andrés Raya (MBA 89). This session is part of the ESADE Programme for Leadership Development (PLD) in Zaragoza.

The professional management of companies and the professionalization of the executives in any type of organisation have never been as important as in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.

Change management, the adaptation of management considerations to suit the corporate environment, and particularly those related to people management, is a matter of long-term survival.

Taking a look at what the best firms are doing can help pinpoint the roads to be explored and possibly the roads to be followed in all these areas.



Andrés Raya

Andrés Raya is academic assistant in ESADE’s People and Organisation Management Department, Associate Professor at URL and director of the PARTNERSHIP Program and Corporate’s MBA of Executive Education – Custom Programs. He joined ESADE in 1989 as an academic assistant. He has been the Managing Director and Vice President of Diesel stores in Spain, and  Guess? in Spain, France and Portugal. Managing Director of Grup Pyrénées. Since 2012 he has been the Academic Director of ESADE’s Executive Education Customs Area, in charge of the regional and sector partnership segment. Since 2004 he has been the director of the ESADE Executive Education Program ‘People Leadership and Team Management’, the teacher assigned to the People Leadership core subject in the PT MBA, and the teacher assigned to the specialisation subject Leadership and talent management in environments of great change, in the PT MBA. He has directed institutional consultancy projects and taken part in some of Spain’s major change projects in such important industries as banking and insurance. Member of the board in companies in different industries including biomedical research, regenerative medicine, distribution, fashion, ICT, advanced logistics, etc. As a researcher, he is the co-author of patent No. 201131906/4 ''Procedimiento para preparar productos de terapia celular o ingeniería tisular'' in conjunction with the Banc de Sang i Teixits de Barcelona.



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