About the foundation

A private, non-profit, international initiative established with the aim of promoting the training of top-level teachers and researchers in schools and university faculties, and in particular at the IESE Business School.

It promotes the training of business leaders capable of contributing to the betterment of society.

It also encourages development in countries eligible for development aid through the training of their leaders and academics, and the promotion and consolidation of management schools.

In the fulfillment of its mission, the Foundation conducts its activities directly and in collaboration with other non-profit institutions. To this end, the Board of Trustees selects entities and projects aligned with the Foundation’s values, and closely monitors all projects.

It collaborates in several projects, In particular with the IESE Foundation-US in the USA, the IESE Foundation-UK In Great Britain and the IESE Stiftung Deutschland.

Mission, vision and values

Our mission

To promote humanistic company values all around the world and enhance their positive impact on society through education, research and development cooperation.


To contribute to the training of educators and researchers in the management of companies and organizations. To promote high-level research in this field and contribute to the development of business schools and senior managers in emerging countries, in particular in Africa.

The shared values of the IESE International Foundation

  • Service to society
  • Respect for the dignity of the individual
  • Respect for the environment
  • Personal and social ethics
  • Social inclusion
  • Excellence at work
  • Innovation
  • Responsible investment
  • Good corporate governance practices


In 2010, professors Fernando Pereira and Carlos Cavallé, former deans of the IESE Business School, established the IESE International Foundation.

Due to their professional and academic experience, they saw the value in establishing an entity that would promote the training of educators and researchers around the world, as well as business management research and development cooperation, also by means of business schools in developing countries.

In the first years of operation, in addition to having received the first family legacy, a good number of institutions, companies and private individuals decided to support the Foundation’s project in a stable way.

Subsequently, the Foundation has encouraged similar institutions in several countries. These are legal entities in each country, with their own autonomy and governing bodies, that do, however, collaborate in joint projects via the respective collaboration agreements. Among these are the IESE Foundation-US, the IESE Foundation-UK and the IESE Stiftung Deutschland.


Dean of IESE Business School

Carlos Cavallé Pinós

Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management

Carlos Caballé Pinós

Dean of IESE Business School

Fernando Pereira Soler

Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Control