UPM
José Miguel Atienza
Programme Director

Academic Background
Mr. Miguel Atienza holds a MSc in Civil Engineering (Roads, Canals, Ports) and a BSc in Materials Engineering (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid). He has a PhD in Civil Engineering (UPM).

Professional Experience
Mr. José Miguel Atienza has teaching in university for more than 17 years, he is part of the University Research Team and the author of numerous scientific papers. He has more than 17 years of experience in the Academy and the University world. He worked as Head of Studies for Roads, Canals and Ports Engineering School  and Deputy Director for Materials Engineering School (UPM). He currently holds the position as Vice Chancellor of the Roads, Canals and Ports Engineering School (UPM).

UPM
Rafael Ramos
Programme Coordinator

Academic Background
Mr. Rafael Ramos holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering (UPM), with specialization in Industrial Organization. He is a professor at the Industrial Engineering School of Madrid (UPM). His main teaching assignments focus on: Business Economics, Strategy and Strategic Management, Game Theory and Business Decision Making, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Professional Experience
Mr. Rafael Ramos is a serial entrepreneur with an extensive experience in different business endeavours and has had high executive positions in big Spanish companies. His background is a great contribution to his academic lecturing activities.

ACCIONA
Roberto Fernández López
Executive Programme Sponsor

Academic Background
Mr. Roberto Fernández has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He holds a Master of Business Administration (Escuela de Organización Industrial, 2008).

Professional Experience
Executive with more than 20 years’ experience in leading teams across cultures. Mr Roberto Fernández has a wide professional career having been the Head of Legal Department in FETM UGT and the Director of the Government Delegation Department at the Spanish Ministry of Public Administration.

He joined ACCIONA in 2006 as HR Director of Trasmediterranea Business. Currently he is Corporate Resources Area Managing Director of Infrastructure.

Mr Fernández has strong international mentality managing talent, building teams to ACCIONA´s projects over the world,

respecting people, environmental and innovation. His success is in ensuring that the right talent for ACCIONA is identified.

UPM
Isabel Ortiz Marcos
Programme Coordinator

Academic Background
Mrs. Isabel Ortiz holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD (Technical University of Madrid, UPM), as well as a Master´s in Total Quality Management (SGS and UPM). She is certified as a Project Management Professional since 2006 (PMI).

Professional Experience
Mrs. Isabel Ortiz worked as a consultant for Safety and Quality Issues at SGS for four years. Currently, she is Associate Professor at UPM and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic and International Planning. She is the Dean of the Leadership and Technology Center in UPM.

ACCIONA
Pablo Felix del Cueto
Programme Coordinator

Academic Background
Mr. Pablo Felix del Cueto holds a BS in Economics and he has also a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Communication (CEU San Pablo/Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain). He holds an International MBA. He also has a Marketing Master´s Degree (Florida Atlantic University).

Professional Experience
Mr. Pablo Félix del Cueto has more than 23 years of experience working in Human Resources as a consultant, HRBP, and HR Manager. He was Senior Manager in PwC, in Human Resources, Tax and Legal Services, and Strategic Consultancy. The last 12 years he has been developing his career in ACCIONA in the areas of Attraction and Selection, Careers, Training, Organisation and HRBP.  He has an extensive experience in the design and implementation of people management processes aligned with the Business strategy to increase competitiveness, supporting the processes of change and cultural transformation  in global markets.

ACCIONA
Esmeralda Bucosa
Project Leader Office

Academic Background
Mrs. Esmeralda Bucosa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Labor Relations (Pompeu Fabra University_UPF). She holds a  Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management (UPF_Barcelona School of Management), a Master’s Degree in Executive Master in Business Administration  (UPC_School of Professional & Executive Development) and  a Director Development Program  (EOI Business School Madrid).

Professional Experience
Mrs. Esmeralda Bucosa has more than 20 years of experience working in Human Resource Area as a consultant, HRBP and HR Manager. The last 12 years she has been developing her career in ACCIONA collaborating in global projects for different businesses as Human Resources Manager. Since 2019 she is leading the Project Director Office from Oslo, Norway.

BCG
Santiago Castagnino
Module Professor
M1 STRATEGY

Academic Background
Mr. Santiago Castagnino holds an MBA (INSEAD) and an Industrial Engineering Degree with Honors (Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires) where he participated in an exchange program at the University of Massachusetts.

Professional Experience
Mr. Santiago Castagnino is a Managing Director & Partner at Boston Consulting Group. He leads BCG’s Infrastructure Sector in Europe and Latin America, and the Engineering & Construction topic globally. Before joining BCG, Mr. Santiago Castagnino worked for the Telefonica Group in the US, Spain and Latin America, developing technology startups.

UPM
Jorge de Esteban
Module Coordinator
M1 STRATEGY

Academic Background
Mr. Jorge de Esteban has an Engineering Master´s specializing in Energy, (UPM) and a Nuclear Engineering Master (INSTN,France).

Professional Experience
Mr. Jorge de Esteban has 20 years of experience in UPM. He is a Senior Expert and Director specializing in Energy and Infrastructure.

He is an Associate Professor in Project Engineering at UPM.

ACCIONA
Fernando Vara
Programme Professor
M2 INFRAESTRUCTURE-SBUs

Academic Background
Mr. Fernando Vara has a MSc in Civil Engineering (Polytechnic University Madrid) and a  Master´s Degree  in Business Administration (Escuela de Organización Industrial).

Professional Experience
Mr. Fernando Vara has developed his professional career acquiring broad experience in major civil engineering projects across the world, managing D&C contracts, giving the ability to manage multicultural and multidiscipline projects throughout their different phases. He has also published papers in different specialized magazines and forums.

ACCIONA
Julio Zorrilla
Programme Professor
M2 INFRAESTRUCTURE-SBUs

Academic Background
Mr. Julio Zorrilla holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry, Section Chemical Engineering (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).

Professional Experience
Mr. Julio Zorrilla has more than 40 years of professional background in Infrastructure. He has worked as a Process Engineer and WWT Plant Manager in Tecnicas Reunidas. He also has experience as a Project Manager, Head of the Department and Construction Director in FCC. In 2004, he joined ACCIONA as International Construction Director in Water Business

ACCIONA
Ramón Piñeiro
Programme Professor
M2 INFRAESTRUCTURE-SBUs

Academic Background
Mr. Ramón Piñeiro is a Graduated Naval Architect (UPM). He also has a Master´s in Business Administration (Escuela de Organización Industrial) and a PDG (ESIC).

Professional Experience
With more than 15 years of experience, Mr. Ramón Piñeiro is the Head of Mobility, Transformation and Sustainability at ACCIONA Service. Previously he occupied different positions such as COO at Trasmediterránea (2015-2018), General Manager at Sociedad Concesionaria Hospital del Norte (2012-2015) and Head of Ports and Concessions at Trasmediterránea (2009-2012). Currently he is a professor of Master’s Executive programme in Hospitals Management (EOI).

ACCIONA
Ulises Wensell
Programme Professor
M2 INFRAESTRUCTURE-SBUs

Academic Background
Mr. Ulises Wensell holds a MSc in Civil Engineering (UPM) and a Master´s of European Union (UPM).

Professional Experience
Mr. Ulises Wensell has worked for 2 years as a Researcher in Transport Engineering (UPM), as a Consultant on Transport Planning for 10 years and for 13 years in ACCIONA Concessions as the Manager of Demand, Traffic and Revenue Studies, the department which he is currently the head of.

Mr. Ulises Wensell has a wide international experience in 17 countries, having collaborated in Revenue Estimation, Risk and Feasibility Assessment in the Procurement and Initiative of more than 110 projects for ACCIONA.

ACCIONA
Elena Rodriguez Borobio
Programme Professor
M2 INFRAESTRUCTURE-SBUs

Academic Background
Mrs. Elena Rodriguez Borobio has a BSc. in Industrial Engineering and  a Master’s Degree in Energy Techniques (Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales de Madrid Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).

She also holds an Executive MBA in Sustainable Global Business (MBA ACCIONA) (EOI Business School).

Professional Experience
Mrs. Elena Rodriguez Borobio worked as an Engineer and Project Manager in Initec Energia.

From 2008, she has been carrying out functions as Digital Transformation and Technical and Guarantee Performance Engineering Manager. She is also a member of Technical Leaders Team in ACCIONA (Exclusive group of ACCIONA professionals whose mission is to lead the knowledge of the key specialties for business).

ACCIONA
Alejandro Zarzuela
Programme Professor
M2 INFRASTRUCTURE

Academic Background
Mr. Alejandro Zarzuela holds a MSc in Civil Engineering from Universidad de Cantabria with an
Hydraulic and Energy Specialty from Escuela Técnica Superior de I.C.C. y P. de Santander.

Among others, he also holds a course on Treatment and Exploitation of Wastewater Treatment Plants from Centro de Estudios Experimentales. MOPT, a Training in Environmental Management from Centro de Formación en Nuevas Tecnologías and an advanced course in Project Finance (Private Infrastructure Financing) from Structuralia.

Professional Experience
Mr. Alejandro Zarzuela is the Innovation and Technical Director of ACCIONA Water Business. He has previous experience working as a Project Engineer, Project Manager and Regional Director of Andalucía. He is also member of the Technical Leaders Team in ACCIONA (Exclusive group of ACCIONA professionals whose mission is to lead the knowledge of the key specialties for business).

Additionally, he is a Master professor of  Environmental Engineering in Universidad de Cantabria.

Before he joined ACCIONA he worked as a Water Manager for Meridional de Aguas.

ACCIONA
Adalberto Claudio
Programme Professor
M3 TECHNICAL

Academic Background
Mr. Adalberto Claudio holds a MSc in Civil Engineering (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).

Professional Experience
Mr. Adalberto Claudio started his professional career as a Construction Manager in Civil Sites. He has more than 20 years’ experience as Construction Project Director. In 2006 he joined ACCIONA as Concessions Director. He has also held the role as the Executive Director of International Area in Construction Business. Currently he is carrying out functions as Contract Manager and Strategic Planning of the Infrastructure Division.

UPM
Ruth Carrasco
Module Coordinator
M3 TECHNICAL

Academic Background
Mrs. Ruth Carrasco holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Ecole des Ponts – Paristech).

Professional Experience
Mrs. Ruth Carrasco has worked as an Associate Professor at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid since 2011. She is also Associate Director for the Sustainable Development Goals at Industrial Engineering School (UPM) since 2017. She has experience as Supply Chain Digitalization Technician for L’Oreal. She has an International PhD by UPM and she is also part of the Research Team Supply Chain Ecosystems Management; Circular Economy & Design of Circular Products, Services and Business Models Socially & Environmentally Sustainable Supply Chains (ELCA & SLCA); Humanitarian Logistics; Cross-Sector Partnerships.

ACCIONA
Maria Gracia Corrales
Module Coordinator
M3 TECHNICAL

Academic Background
Mrs. Gracia Corrales is Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (1992). She holds a BSc in Civil Engineer by Universidad de Extremadura (1987)

Professional Experience
Mrs. Gracia Corrales is the Management System and Risk Director in ACCIONA Construction.

She has more than 25 years of experience in the Design and Technical Support Office in Construction Projects, Management System and Processes, Risk Management for Construction Projects and Quality and Environmental Management.

ACCIONA
Juan Antonio Romero
Module Coordinator
M3 TECHNICAL

Academic Background
Mr. Romero is MSC Civil Engineering. He has  PMP® International Certification.

Professional Experience
Mr. Romero is a Civil Engineer with 11 years of proven experience in the field of public works in important companies in positions of Project Manager, Production Manager, Project Control Manager and Planning Manager. Accustomed to work in teams in a multicultural environment with more than 30 nationalities over the world. Managing and leading a team of up to 45 people directly and around 250 people indirectly. He has been the Head of Planning & Scheduling Department in Acciona Construction Division since 2015. He is also a member of Technical Leaders Team in ACCIONA (Exclusive group of ACCIONA professionals whose mission is to lead the knowledge of the key specialties for business). Before Mr Romero was Project Control Manager in an international multibillion project for 4 years and he was also involved in the construction of different projects related to rail infrastructure in Spain having different roles like Project Manager or Head or Production.

UPM-MIT
Eva Ponce
Programme professor
M3 TECHNICAL

Academic Background
Mrs. Eva Ponce has a PhD in Industrial Engineering  from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She also holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering, Quantitative Methods for Industrial Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.

Professional Experience
Mrs. Eva Ponce is the Executive Director of the MITx MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management and a Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. She oversees the five online MITx courses in Supply Chain Management (SCx courses) that make up the MicroMasters Program. The courses are attended by tens of thousands of students in open enrollment from more than 190 countries. Eva leads the omnichannel distribution strategy research line at MIT CTL. Her research aims to identify consumer preferences and re-design distribution strategies in omnichannel. She also leads research initiatives on Reverse Logistics and Closed-Loop Supply Chains. Dr. Ponce is currently leading a research lab in massive online education in SCM. Previously, Dr. Ponce held a tenure Associate Professor position in Operations Management and Logistics at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in Spain. She did an investigate stay at Hass School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Ponce has over eighteen years of experience in teaching and researching on operations management, supply chain management and quantitative models for industrial engineering.

UPM
Ricardo Imbert
Programme Professor
M3 TECHNICAL

Academic Background
Mr. Ricardo Imbert holds a MSc in Computer Science, a Mater’s Degree in Software Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Professional Experience
Mr. Ricardo Imbert is an associate professor at Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Informáticos (ETSIINF) at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). He is currently Associate Vice-rector for Information Systems. He is member of the Madrid HCI (UPM) where he has led several R&D projects in the areas of Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Intelligent Software Agents, Virtual Environments and Adaptive Interactive Systems. His current research interests deal with Human-Computer Interaction, Interactive Systems, User Experience (UX), Cognitive Agent Architectures and Agent Based Software Engineering.
Mr. Ricardo Imbert he is the Director of the – European Master in Software Engineering at the ETSIINF-UPM. He worked as Vice-dean for Student Affairs – Subdirector de Alumnos y Extensión Universitaria at ETSIINF-UPM. Previously, he acted as Dean-assistant for the Promotion of the ETSIINF-UPM.

ACCIONA
José Valen
Module Coordinator
M4 COMMERCIAL

Academic Background
Mr. José Valén holds a MSc Mechanical Engineer degree,  University of Zaragoza, and a  master’s degree in Buildings and Business Management, Centro Superior de Arquitectura.

Professional Experience
Since 1994, Mr José Valén has been working for ACCIONA. His professional career in ACCIONA started as Business Development Manager – Middle East and South East Asia.  Since then, he has successfully played different roles in the international construction business, including Deputy Project Manager – Manila Clark Railway, Procurement Manager – Gilgel Gibe Dam, Deputy General Manager – Hong Kong Branch, Business Development Director – International Construction, Contract Administration Director – Civil Works and, currently, Tender Process and Contract Management Director – Infrastructure. He has also served as board member in several international subsidiaries (Malaysia, US, Australia) and as ACCIONA’s representative in Steering and Management Committees for major international construction projects (Legacy Way in Brisbane, Follo Line in Oslo, East West Link tender in Melbourne). His experience and knowledge of business in the international area is extraordinary.

ACCIONA
José Luis Blasco
Programme Professor
M4 COMMERCIAL

Academic Background
Mr. José Luis Blasco has a Master Business Administration by IE Business School. He is graduated in Chemical Science, Materials Engineering (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).

Professional Experience
Mr. José Luis joined ACCIONA at 2019 as Global Director of Sustainability. In addition, he is a member and one of the four rapporteurs – of the Group of Experts in Sustainable Finance of the European Commission. In 2003 he joined KPMG to lead the sustainability department in Spain. He was responsible for the Government, Risks and Compliance departments, until he was elected Global Head of this discipline. Mr. José Luis Blasco also was Director in the Central Department of the Red Cross, Internal Auditor of the National Westminster Bank and Director in the NatWest Spain, Teneo and Environment Foundations. He has a degree in Chemistry from the Complutense University of Madrid and an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid and has more than 20 years of experience in management, development and independent review of business responsibilities. Mr. José Luis Blasco  combines his professional work, teaching in different universities and business schools.

UPM
Fabrizio
Tesolato
Module Professor
M4 COMMERCIAL

Academic Background
Mr. Fabrizio Tesolato holds a MSc in Civil Engineering (University of Genoa) and has a Post Graduate Degree in Enterprise Management – MIP (Polytechnic of Milan).
Certified PMP, Certified IPMA Level A.

Professional Experience
Mr. Fabrizio Tesolato has more than 30 years experience managing projects, programs and portfolios on O&G, LNG and Energy sector in the worldwide market.

He has Project Management experience in almost all key positions in both projects and, as Cost Control, Project Control, Business Management, Project Management, Project Sponsor and Managing Director.

Mr. Fabrizio Tesolato also has wide range of teaching experience in both Open and In-Company Training Courses, and Executive Education on Project and Contract Management Related Competences.

UPM
Pablo Laorden
Module Professor
M4 COMMERCIAL

Academic Background
Mr. Pablo Laorden is a Law Graduate, (Universidad Complutense, Madrid), and holds a Master´s of law focusing on Construction and Real Estate Law (Polytechnic University Madrid, 1992 – 1993).

FCIArb, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London).

FIDIC Accredited Trainer.

Professional Experience
Mr. Pablo Laorden has more than 25 years’ experience providing legal and contractual support to all types of engineering and construction projects, drafting contractual documents, providing legal and contractual advice and other services such as Contract Administration, Claims Management, Dispute Resolution including Mediation, Dispute Boards, Litigation and Arbitration, both as Counsel of a Party and as Arbitrator or Member of a Dispute Board. He also has had more than 80 official FIDIC training events in Spain, Middle East and Latin America.

UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Wolfgang Breyer
Visiting Professor
M4 COMMERCIAL

Academic Background
Mr. Breyer holds a Doctorate and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Tübingen University, Germany. He is also a registered European lawyer in Vienna from the Munich Chamber of Lawyers.

Professional Experience
Mr. Dr. Breyer is Expert in International and German construction contracts (in particular FIDIC). He is also a leader in International construction arbitration and litigation (ICC, DIS, LCIA, UNCITRAL and all other arbitration rules). He has an extensive representation in International adjudication and disputes resolution board under FIDIC contracts He has worked as a Construction risk management advisor– providing On-Time | On-budget consulting advice for construction and major projects. Mr. Dr. Breyer has experience in PPC 2000 and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). He is the Creator and Practice Director of the Masters Program, “International Construction: Law and Practice” (MBE) at the University of Stuttgart (Germany). He is also Lecturer for the Construction Law program at the King´s College, London (United Kingdom) and Lecturer at Peking Law School for international Construction Law.

Mr. Dr. Breyer is rated in: “Best Lawyers International” (2014) – Construction Lawyers in Germany, “Legal 500” (2014) and Chambers & Partners (2014/2015) and “Kanzleien in Deutschland“ (2014) and JUVE Handbuch (2014/2015). He is one of the 19 leading construction lawyers in Germany (JUVE).

ACCIONA
Carlos Arilla
Module Coordinator
M5 FINANCE

Academic Background
Mr. Carlos Arilla holds a Law degree from Universidad de Navarra. He also has a Master’s in Business Administration from ESADE.

Professional Experience
Mr. Carlos Arilla’s present role is the COO of the Infrastructure Division. Carlos joined ACCIONA in 2006 as CFO of Acciona Water (previously Pridesa). Later he moved to the Corporation as Group Economic Controller and in 2013 he was appointed Acciona Group CFO.

Mr. Carlos Arilla held the financial responsibility in Spain of the Canadian real estate Trizechahn Corporation (2000-2002), the Spanish subsidiaries of the GEA Group AG (1993-1999) and worked as banking analyst for BNP Spain (1990-1992).

ACCIONA
Juan Cruz
Module Professor
M5 FINANCE

Academic Background
Mr. Juan Cruz Mendezona holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Deusto Business School.

He holds a Masters in Applied Management – M.B.A. and a Master in Auditing by Deusto Business School.

Professional Experience
Executive with more than 15 years’ experience in business analysis, corporate development, corporate finance and treasury, Juan Cruz Mendezona is currently Business Development Analysis Director of Infrastructure.

He has been member of several Steering Committees and Board Member of several affiliates during his career. Mr. Mendezona has strong international mentality as he has been doing business development and project financing for ACCIONA´s projects over the world.

He joined Acciona in 2006 as Corporate Finance Director of Acciona Agua (previously Pridesa). Later he moved to the Corporation as Finance Manager. In 2014 he was appointed Treasury & Corporate Finance Director at Acciona Energia.

UPM
Vicente Alcaraz
Module Coordinator
M5 FINANCE

Academic Background
Mr. Vicente  Alacaraz holds a PhD and a MSc in Civil Engineering (UPM), a MSc in Business and Economics (HEC Paris, France) and a MSc in Infrastructures, Public Services and Facilities Management (UPM). He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program (Instituto de Empresa, Madrid).

Professional Experience
Mr. Vicente Alcaraz is currently an Applied Economics Professor at Madrid Polytechnic University. He has experience in Investment Banking and Management Consulting, having undertaken projects in Latin America, Europe and South-East Asia. Over the last decade, he has focused on public procurement and PPPs, acting as an advisor to the public and private sector in transactions exceeding 10 billion EUR.

UPM
Juan Molina Millán
Module Coordinator
M5 FINANCE

Academic Background
Mr. Juan Molina holds a Master´s of Science in Civil Engineering and Master in Management of Public Infrastructures, Facilities and Services (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).

Professional Experience
Mr. Juan Molina started as a Design Engineer in the field of Special Foundations and worked as a Project Manager for over 15 years. He is now specialized in Public Private Partnerships, focusing on the preparation and assessment of projects in Europe, Latin America and Asia. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Madrid Polytechnic University and collaborates with multiple multilateral institutions, public bodies and private institutions providing training in the field of PPP.

UPM
Rocío Rodríguez
Programme Professor
M5 FINANCES

Academic Background
Mrs. Rocío Rodriguez has a PhD in Industrial Management and she also holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering (Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, UPM).

Professional Experience
Mrs. Rocío Rodriguez has been working as an Assistant Professor since 2016, in Project Management of Industrial Engineering Degree´s and Industrial Management Master’s Degree´s at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

She has more than 8 years of experience in Empresarios Agrupados, and Gas Natural Fenosa as Power Plants Designer from the Electrical Department.

ACCIONA
Juan Manuel Cruz
Programme Professor
M6 LEADING ACROSS CULTURES

Academic Background
Mr. Juan Manuel Cruz is a Law Graduate (1984). He also holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Health & Safety (CEU University). In 2009, he completed his academic profile with a Master´s in Health & Safety (CEU Madrid). Mr. Juan Manuel Cruz has participated in numerous international congresses on Quality and Sustainability.

Professional Experience
With more than 20 years’ experience as a Consultant in the Human Resource Area, working in Price Waterhouse Coopers and Vodafone Companies, Mr. Juan Manuel Cruz has extensive knowledge of the HR Process, Labour Relations and People  Management. He joined ACCIONA in 2004 as HR Director. Since 2014, he has been Executive Director of Health & Safety, Labour Relations and Sustainability. His valuable contributions to Social Protection and Inclusion, Working Conditions, Anti-Discrimination and Diversity and Gender Equality makes him a unique and unrivalled – professional of ACCIONA.

ACCIONA
Pablo Yáñez
Programme Professor
M6 LEADING ACROSS CULTURES

Academic Background
Mr. Pablo Yáñez, PhD Cum Laude in Health & Safety, Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, holds a BSc in Labor Sciences (Universidad Oberta de Catalunya). He also holds a Master´s Degree in Construction H&S (Universidad CEU San Pablo Madrid) and a Master´s in Integral Management Systems (Quality, Environment and H&S). Mr. Yañez is an outstanding expert in the fields of Industrial Safety and Occupational Health, Labor Well Being .

Professional Experience
Mr. Pablo Yáñez has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Health  & Safety occupying different positions of responsibility in different geographic areas.  He has been member of many commissions such as the Health and Safety Commission of the CEOE, the Health and Safety Commission of the CEOE or the PRL commission of SEOPAN.

He currently Works as a Global Health & Safety Director for  Infrastructure, ACCIONA. Mr. Pablo Yáñez has also an active participation with public and private institutions of international scope with participation in some of its organs.

UPM
Daniel Poch
Programme Professor
M6 LEADING ACROSS CULTURES

Academic Background
Mr. Daniel Poch background’s combines his humanistic training with his training in management, leadership and coaching; He has a degree in Political Science and Sociology from the UAB, and a Master’s Degree in Marketing and Negotiation from IDEC-UPF. He is an ICF (International Coach Federation) certified coach, trained in the CTI Co-active Coaching program, and has also been trained and certified internationally in the Center for Right Relationship (CRR) in the ORSC model as a systems coach and organizations

Professional Experience
Mr. Daniel Poch has developed his professional career as a consultant, coach and manager of several national and international consulting firms, leading teams and projects in both public and private organizations. He has worked in processes of managerial development, strategic refocusing or cultural revitalization, with managers and teams of companies from different sectors. He is part of the faculty of front leaders of the internationally prestigious leadership development program of CTI, has been a professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and he is an academic collaborator of several Business Schools. He has also published articles in specialized journals and magazines.

ACCIONA
Jon Lasa
Programme Professor
M6 LEADING ACROSS CULTURES

Academic Background
Mr. Jon Lasa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Universidad of Deusto in Bilbao. He holds an Executive Program PDG in the IESE (2019). He also has a Labour Master´s Degree in Garrigues Business School (2010) and a Human Resources Degree in Garrigues Business School (2003).

Professional Experience
Executive with more than 17 years’ experience managing teams in different business models and sectors. He joined Acciona in 2015 and he is an experienced Group Director with a demonstrated history of working in the infrastructure, renewables and environment industry. Skilled in Human Resources Policies, Compensation and Benefits, Organizational Development, Incentives and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS). Strong business development professional. Mr. Jon Lasa has a wide professional career having been Head of Compensation, Benefits and Administration in Prisa Group, Project manager in Willis Towers Watson consultancy firm and Tax lawyer in Arthur Andersen – Garrigues.

ACCIONA
Joaquín Alonso Salvador
Programme Professor
M6 LEADING ACROSS CULTURES

Academic Background

  • PDD IESE (2007).
  • Graduate in Law, UCM (2006).
  • Graduate in Economic Science, UCM (1995).

Professional Experience
Work experience in Acciona

  • From 2014 – Act.: Global Comp&Ben Manager Infraestructuras (Construction, Water, Services, Industrial, Concessions)
  • 2009 – 2013: Global Comp&Ben Manager Construction

Previous work experience

  • 2001 – 2009 Telefónica R+D. Head of Comp&Ben.
  • 1996 – 2000 Telefónica R+D. HR technician

NTNU
Bjørn Andersen
Programme Professor
M6 LEADING ACROSS CULTURES

Academic Background
Prof. Bjorn Andersen has a MSc in mechanical engineering (Norwegian Institute of Technology) and a PhD in industrial engineering (Norwegian Institute of Technology).

Professional Experience
Prof. Andersen has an academic career, spanning roles and research manager in SINTEF, associate professor and from 2000 professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He serves as the director of the research-based center Project Norway, and has published more than 300 publications, mainly about project management.

NTNU
Ole Jonny Klakegg
Programme Professor
M6 LEADING ACROSS CULTURES

Academic Background
Mr. Ole Jonny Klakegg has a MSc in Civil Engineering (Norwegian University of Technology, 1987) and a PhD in Project Governance (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2010).

Professional Experience
Ole Jonny Klakegg has 31 years of experience in research, teaching and consulting within project management. He has worked in several periods at the university (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and different consultancy companies in Norway. Currently he has a full time position as Professor at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and as Special Advisor at WSP Norway (20% position). He has experience from involvement in a large number of major projects in Norway in several sectors and industries, including building, civil engineering, transport, health, defence, organisational development and telecom/computer technology. He has 18 years’ experience as middle manager and consultant in private sector.

UPM
Francisco Fernández
Programme Professor
M7 SOFT SKILLS AND VALUES

Academic Background
Mr. Francisco Fernández holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Organizational Engineering (Technical University of Madrid, UPM), as well as a Master in Business Administration (IESE Business School). He is certified as an Executive Coach since 2011 (ICF).

Professional Experience
Mr. Francisco Fernández worked as a consultant for Accenture, as Production Optimization Responsible in Saint-Gobain Group, as Supply Chain Management Director in Mainetti Group and as People & Organization Managing Partner in everis. Currently, he is Associate Professor at UPM and at The Valley Digital Business School, and member of Research Groups at UPM, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria in Madrid and Universidad Politécnica Salesiana of Ecuador. He is the Founder & CEO of AYAO Human Capital Consultants.

UPM
Luis ignacio Ballesteros
Programme Professor
M7 SOFT SKILLS AND VALUES

Academic Background
Industrial Engineer who holds a PhD from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Master’s degree in the Psychology of human behavior, Master´s degree in Coaching and Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. His research fields of interest are the development of project management personal competences, such as leadership and communication that apply to project success.

Professional Experience
Luis has broad experience in Human Performance, working for several engineering companies and he is Assistant Professor of Engineering Projects at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Luis is Professional Coach (PCC) and a member of the Project Management and Quality Research Group.

UPM
Juan de Juanes Márquez
Module Coordinator
M8 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Academic Background
Dr. Marquez received his master’s and doctor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering in 1994 and 1998 (UPM). He is currently a full-time Professor in the Dep. of Mechanical Engineering at ETSII-UPM.

Professional Experience
His research work focuses on the Design and Development of High Precision Manufacturing Systems and Polymer Microfabrication Technologies. He has led two research projects in the area of MEMS Micromanufacturing and he has participated as associate researcher in many others. He has led Education Innovation Projects funded by UPM, and currently he is the Head of Education Innovation Group of Manufacturing Engineering. He was a visiting professor at the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) in 1996, 2005 and 2009. He has been the Vice-Dean for Internationalization at ETSII-UPM since 2011, and the T.I.M.E. Association UPM delegate since 2018, currently Vice-President.

IMF
Francisco Astudillo-Pacheco
Professor Mentor
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Academic Background
Mr. Francisco Astudillo-Pacheco has a Ph.D. in Computer Science (UPM), Engineering degree in Computer Science (UPM) and Master’s Degree in Project Management. He is a Certified PMP (Project management professional) by PMI. He speaks Japanese, English and Chinese.

Professional Experience
Mr. Francisco Astudillo-Pacheco has developed his professional career as an International Project Manager  mainly in Northeast Asia  in several projects related to design, construction, equipment of International Pavilion at Universal Exhibitions; he has been involved in Facility  Management and  IT systems development as well, using Japanese and English as working languages.

ACCIONA
Fernando Blanco
Module Professor
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Academic Background
Fernando Blanco has a Computer Science Engineering Degree from Rey Juan Carlos University. He also  holds a Master’s Degree in Graphic Computer, Gamification & Virtual Reality from Rey Juan Carlos University  He developed the BIM Manager Course by Avatar consultancy.

Professional Experience
Mr. Fernando Blanco´s  professional career started in the bank sector as programmer of control systems for payment methods (ATMs, POS terminals, online sales, etc.)  Afterwards, he reoriented his career towards virtual reality & information modelling. He has 11 years of experience in Building Information Modelling in several positions as head of BIM group in ACCIONA (R&D Department, CAI & Construction). Currently, Mr. Fernando is the president of BuildingSmart Spanish Chapter, ACCIONA´s  BIM Executive Technical Leader, board member on EsBIM initiative, VCP ENCORD platform and UNE Subcommittee AEN/CTN 41/SC 13. He is member of Technical Leaders Team in ACCIONA (Exclusive group of ACCIONA professionals whose mission is to lead the knowledge of the key specialties for business). He is also Assistant Professor of Master’s programme in Industrial Engineering of Navarra University and former Professor in Master’s programme in Digital Innovation &Technology (UNED).

NTNU
Eilif Hjelseth
Programme Professor
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Academic Background
Eilif Hjelseth is professor in Building Information Modelling (BIM) at Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (UPM), Engineering degree in Computer Science (UPM) and Master’s Degree in Project Management. He is a Prince 2) by PMI. He speaks English, and some German in addition to Scandinavian, Norwegian is native language.

Professional Experience
He focuses on improving design, construction and facility management by utilisation of digital technology to enable improved processes. He has experience form the AEC/FM industry and in software development, Standards Norway and the Norwegian Building Authority.  As ISO-expert, he has participated in development of BIM based standards (from ISO 29481-series (IDM) from 2010 to ISO 19650 Information management series. He has developed multiple BIM based courses, including a Master program in Digital construction processes. He is head of the Norwegian VDC program with over 200 students in the one-year certification course. BIM-based model checking is one of his priorities research domains.  He is also interested in legal informatics and legal tech and holds a part time position at Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law.

UNIVERSITY OF CANTABRIA
César Otero González
Programme Professor
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Academic Background
Civil Engineer (UC 1983), PhD in Civil Engineering (UC 1990). Expert in Multimedia for Teaching (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, UPC 2000).

Professional Experience
Currently full Professor in UC, he introduced the line of studies of CAD (1989-1993) in the University of Cantabria and founded the Research group EGICAD-UC ( Graphic Engineering and CAD ) in 1999. He started to work in the field of BIM in 2005 and is currently the head of the Master BIM in UC. He has developed more than 60 R&D projects with several companies mainly with private funds. He received the international IASS Tsuboi Award in 2001 by his works in the design of Spatial Structures. He has received in 2016 the Outstanding Course Award (Open Education Consortium) by the subject “Workshop in Projects” into the Civil Engineering Degree in the School of Santander. He is the  author of the book Programación en Visual Lisp para Autocad (McGrawHill 2003).

NTNU
Kamalan Rashasingham
Programme Professor
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Academic Background
Mr Kamalan Rashasingham holds an MSc in Cybernetics (Automation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship) from the University of Oslo and a BSc in Electrical and Information Technology (Automation) from Oslo Metropolitan University. He researches digital transformation and automated work processes.

Professional Experience
Mr Kamalan Rashasingham started his career as a software developer at a consultancy firm within the Oil & Gas industry. He is a serial entrepreneur with the aim of digitizing the construction industry (CI). Further, he has been the course coordinator for VDC Certification at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) for the last 3 years and has shared experiences in international contexts.

UPM
Ángel Uruburu
Master Thesis Coordinator

Academic Background
Mr. Angel Uruburu is professor at Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, Industrial Engineering. He holds a PhD in Organization Engineering and he is also Member of the Project Management Quality Research Group of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Professional Experience
Mr. Ángel Uruburu has more than 15 years of experience working as Marketing manager, Product Manager and CEO Office at Bridgestone Corporation Spain.

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