Education in Europe and the United States
Luis Huete has a degree in law, in addition to an MBA from IESE Business School (Barcelona), and a DBA from Boston University.
He was a Fulbright Scholar and his PhD dissertation on commercial bank services strategy received the Decision Sciences Institute’s award for best dissertation of the year.
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 all over the world, such as ESE (Chile), IAE (Argentina), IPADE (Mexico), ISE (Brazil), PAD (Peru); 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), Hamayesh Farazan (Iran); and Lagos Business School (Nigeria), 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 800 companies in 70 countries. He has recently worked on the redesign of strategy, structure, and corporate culture through the facilitation of offsite meetings with CEOs and management committees of companies such as: Almirall, Altia, Banco Santander, BBVA, Banco Caminos, Banesto, Campofrío, Cepsa, Cristian Lay, Enagas, ITP-Rolls Royce, Loewe, Luckia, Meliá, Neinver, Osborne, Pronovias, Repsol (Spain); ISS (Denmark), International House, OMG (UK), Rijk Zwaan, Randstad (Holland), Persgroup (Belgium), Luxxotica (Italy), Addeco (Switzerland), Top Farms (Poland) Luis Simoes, Sogrape (Portugal); Omnicom, Tricon, UTI (USA), Guard.me (Canada); Coca-Cola, Femsa, Grupo Salinas, Oxxo, Palacio de Hierro, Telefónica (Mexico), Transactel (Guatemala), Graña y Montero, Grupo AJE, Grupo Breca (Peru), Larraín, Telefónica, Tricon (Chile), Banco Galicia, Tarjeta Naranja, Telefónica, VW (Argentina), Equivida, Indurama, Telefónica (Ecuador), ASSA, Copa, Femsa Kof, Indesa, Sab Miller (Panama), O Estado de Sao Paolo, O Globo y Telesp (Brazil), Coca-Cola, Colombina (Colombia), Grupo Monge (Costa Rica), Nissan (LATAM); Epikurean Lifestyle, Six Senses Resorts (Thailand), CEMEX, Femsa Coca-Cola, LH Parangon (Philippines); Deloitte (Australia); Kangra (South Africa), etc.
Boards and company roles in Europe, America, and Asia
Luis is co-founder of the Institute of Governance and Society and 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 boards of Regent Leadership (UK), IBS (Mexico), Cenador de Amós, Chef Jesus Sánchez, 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), 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, Clienting, and most recently, Liderar para el bien común (2015) and 50 Líderes que hicieron historia (2017). Luis is also a frequent contributor of articles for the business press.