About the foundation

The IESE International Foundation is a non-profit, private international initiative, established in 2010.

Its goal is to promote the training at the highest level of teachers and researchers in schools and university faculties, and in particular at the IESE Business School. It encourages the training of the leaders of companies and institutions capable of contributing to the improvement of society.

It also promotes the development in countries eligible for development aid through the training of their leaders and academics, the promotion and consolidation of business schools and the financing of some welfare projects carried out by these schools.

To fulfill its mission, the Foundation  conducts its activity directly and also collaborates with other non-profit organizations. In particular it collaborates with the IESE Foundation-US, the IESE Foundation-UK and with the IESE Stiftung. The Board of Trustees selects entities and projects in accordance with the Foundation’s aims and values, closely monitoring all projects.

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
  • 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 Germany.


Carlos Caballé Pinós

Dean of IESE Business School

Carlos Cavallé Pinós

Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management

Dean of IESE Business School

Fernando Pereira Soler

Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Control