Prof. Jaume Ribera

Prof. Jaume Ribera
Prof. Jaume Ribera

Fields of specialization: improvement management, systems management and project management

Courses in SYNERGIA: project management


His current research activities cover success factors of digital innovation & transformation, management of outsourcing and nearshoring relationships, business process standardization governance, social aspects of business/IT alignment and the shared understanding among business and IT. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on digital innovation & transformation, outsourcing management, and strategic IT management. In Synergia prof. Daniel Beimborn will run a course on the use of IT in public sector. Prof. Jaume Ribera Jaume Ribera is professor of operations management at IESE Business School and holds the Novartis Chair on Operational Excellence in Healthcare. He was also awarded a Fulbright fellowship to pursue doctoral studies in the US. Prof. Ribera holds an M.Sc. in operations research and a Ph. D. in mathematical systems theory from the University of Florida, and a doctorate in industrial engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, where he is associate professor (currently on leave of absence).

Prof. Ribera served as deputy dean of faculty at IESE Business School from 1993-2001. He is the president of the European Operations Management Association and was formerly secretary of the U.S. Operations Management Association (1992-97). He serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Operations and Production Management and the Harvard Business Review China. His current research interests lie in the areas of operations improvement management, health systems management and project management. He has published teaching materials (case studies, technical reports and electronic workbooks), academic research (Transportation Science, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, etc.) and casebooks and textbooks on these topics.

Prof. Ribera has been active in consultancy in supply chain management and project management and has extensive experience of working with private and public companies in different sectors (textile, pharmaceutical, automotive, electrical components, etc.) He has also participated as a 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.

In Synergia prof. Jaume Ribera will run a course on project management.