José Luis Álvarez

José Luis Álvarez is the Mubadala Chair in Corporate Governance and Strategy as well as Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. He teaches in the MBA Programme, where he received the Best Teacher Award three times, and mostly in executive education programmes, where he has also received several teaching and directing recognitions. He serves as academic director of the Leadership Transition Programme and the Leading for Results Programme. He is also the Academic Director of INSEAD's Corporate Governance Centre. Professor Álvarez was a Visiting Professor at the Harvard Business School and at Cambridge University.

Professor Álvarez holds degrees in Law and Philosophy from the University of Barcelona, an MBA from IESE Business School, an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Organisational Behavior from Harvard University. His research has been published in the MIT-Sloan Management ReviewEuropean Management JournalOrganization StudiesOrganizationsCorporate Governance, and he has published six books, on corporate governance, senior executive careers and the political facets of the managerial work. His book Sharing Executive Power: Roles and Relationships at the Top, published by Cambridge University Press, was selected as one of the top three books in 2007 by the Academy of Management.

His latest book, to be published in 2021 by Oxford University Press, centres on the executive functions and roles in corporate governance. His consulting experience has focused mostly on issues of corporate governance, organisational design and change.

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