Education in Europe and the United States

Luis Huete holds a Law Degree, an MBA from IESE Business School and a DBA from Boston University. He was a Fulbright Scholar and his PhD dissertation on commercial banks’ services strategy received the Decision Science Institute’s award for the best dissertation of the year.

Academic affiliations

He has been a professor at IESE Business School since 1982 and has lectured in Harvard Business School’s Achieving Breakthrough Service and Advanced Management programs. He worked as a researcher at Harvard Business School developing scientific material and taking part in a research project sponsored by Bell Communications. As a visiting lecturer, Luis has participated in advanced management programs at business schools such as ESE (Chile), IAE (Argentina), IPADE (Mexico), ISE (Brazil), PAD (Peru); Lagos Business School (Nigeria); Deusto Business SchooI, ISEM, Instituto Internacional San Telmo and Basque Culinary Center (Spain); ESMT (Germany), Timoney Leadership Institute (Ireland), AESE (Portugal) and Skolkovo (Russia); Human Capital Leadership Institute (Singapore), Mudra Institute of Communications (India) and Hamayesh Farazan (Iran) among others. He has also lectured at the corporate universities of Omnicom (USA), Bupa and OMG (UK), ISS (Denmark), Telefónica (Spain), Intercorp and Graña y Montero (Peru) etc.

Collaborations with companies

Luis is a frequent speaker at conferences and industry gatherings and has provided training and consulting services to more than 700 companies in 70 countries. He has recently worked in the redesign of the strategy, structure and corporate culture of companies through the facilitation of offsite meetings with CEOs and Management Committees of companies such as: Almirall, Altia, Banco Santander, BBVA, Banesto, Campofrío, Cepsa, Enagas, Loewe, Meliá, Neinver, Osborne, Pronovias, Repsol and ITP-Rolls Royce (Spain); ISS (Denmark), International House and OMG (UK), Rijk Zwaan and Randstad (Holland), Persgroup (Belgium), Luxxotica (Italy), Addeco (Switzerland), Top Farms (Poland) and Luis Simoes (Portugal); Omnicom, Tricon and UTI (USA), (Canada), Femsa, Grupo Salinas, Oxxo, Palacio de Hierro and Telefónica (Mexico), Graña y Montero, Grupo AJE, Grupo Breca (Peru), Larraín and Telefónica (Chile), Banco Galicia, Tarjeta Naranja, Telefónica and VW (Argentina), Indurama and Telefónica (Ecuador), ASSA (Panama), O Estado de Sao Paolo, O Globo y Telesp (Brazil), Coca-Cola and Colombina (Colombia), Grupo Monge (Costa Rica) and Nissan (Latam); Epikurean Lifestyle and Six Senses Resorts (Thailand), Femsa Coca Cola (Philippines); Deloitte (Australia); Kangra (SouthAfrica), etc.

Boards and company roles in Europe, America and Asia

Luis is Vice-Chancellor and Treasurer of the International Academy of Management. He also serves on the boards of companies such as Epikurean Resorts and Lifestyles in Thailand and Altia Consultores in Spain. He also belongs to the Advisory Board of Adizes Graduate School (USA), Regent Leadership (UK), IBS (Mexico), Chef Mario Sandoval (2 Michelin stars) and Lid Publishing (Spain). In addition, he is a patron of the Modern Art Foundation NMAC and the Real Dreams Foundation (Spain). He previously served on the boards of companies such as Six Senses Resorts & Spas (Thailand) or Corporación Financiera Arco and PortAventura (Spain), etc.

12 books translated into three languages

He is the author of twelve management books, including “Servicios y Beneficios”, “Construye tu sueño”, “Administración de Servicios” and “Clienting” and most recently “Liderar para el bien común” (2015) and “50 Líderes que hicieron historia” (2017). Luis is a frequent contributor of articles for the business press.