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ESADE Names New Dean and Other Top Management

franchSpain’s ESADE Business School today announced several new appointments among its top leadership team. Professor Josep Franch will be the school’s new dean, Professor Jonathan Wareham will serve as the new dean of faculty and research and Professor Francisco Longo will assume the newly created role of associate director general, the school announced.

Eugenio Bieto, who was recently re-appointed as ESADE’s director general, made the new appointments among the leadership team, saying that he hopes the shifts will position the school to continue to prioritize the excellence and quality of its programs.

In his new role as dean, Franch will be responsible for the academic management of ESADE’s full-time MBA programs, as well as its Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) and Masters of Science in Management. Previously the director of the Department of Marketing Management, he is an expert in international marketing, and specifically in designing marketing strategies for global brands. He is also an expert in the case study method and has written more than 60 case studies.

During his time at ESADE, Franch has taught at top-tier institutions in 18 countries and forged partnerships with many of them. He also helped oversee the launch of the Master in Management program. Prior to joining ESADE, he worked in the private sector at Fujifilm and as a consultant to Novartis, Sony and Xerox.

Professor Jonathan Wareham, meanwhile, was promoted from vice dean to dean of research. He is also director of ESADE’s Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Management. In his new role, he will be charged with prioritizing services for the school’s faculty, consolidating the knowledge generated by the school’s more than 20 research groups and promoting research that will have practical applications in the current business environment.

Finally, ESADE Director General Bieto created a new position, associate director general, which will be filled by Professor Francisco Longo. Longo is an expert in people management, governance, public leadership and administrative modernization. He is also a member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration.

Learn more about the changes to ESADE’s management team here.