March 23, 2021. Jordi Gual will rejoin IESE Business School as a professor of economics at the end of this week. He rejoins IESE´s faculty after finishing his duties as Chairman of CaixaBank, a position he has held since June 2016.
Prof. Gual first joined IESE´s faculty in 1987, where he developed his academic activity until 2005, the year in which he joined the ‘la Caixa’ group. Before taking on the post of Chairman, he was CaixaBanks´s Chief Economist and Executive Director of Strategic Planning, and Director-General of Planning and Strategic Development of CriteriaCaixa.
Among other positions, Prof. Gual is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Telefónica, Vice President of the Círculo de Economía and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Real Instituto Elcano and the Barcelona Mobile World Capital Foundation.
He has been an Economic Advisor at the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission in Brussels, and a member of the Advisory Council of Economic Reactivation and Growth (CAREC), of the government of Catalonia
Jordi Gual holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California (Berkeley) and is a Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London. He has published extensively on banking and European integration, regulation, and competition policy.