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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Santiago García Echevarria has doctorates from the University of Cologne and the Complutense University in Madrid. He has been a lecturer at the Universidad Comercial de Deusto in Bilbao and at the Complutense in Madrid. He held the Chair of Business Economy at the University of Barcelona and this same Chair at the University of Alcalá. He collaborated in the planning and development of the Universidad de Educación a Distancia in Madrid. He was also a member of the Steering Committee which developed the University of Alcalá and was Founding Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences at Alcalá.

Dr García Echevarría was Director of the Instituto de Dirección y Organización de Empresa (IDOE) at the University of Alcalá. He was also  President of the Asociación Alexander von Humboldt España and he is member of the Consejo Consultivo de Privatizaciones (CCP),and is Professor Emeritus of the University of Alcalá MBA and Honorary Professor. He was Embassador Scientist of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung.

He was a council member of the Centre Européen pour le Management Stratégic des Universités (ESMU) in Brussels and of the Brussels Initiative, and was President and Co-founder of ACEDE (Asociación Cientifica de Economía y Dirección de la Empresa). He was also President and Co-founder of IFSAM (International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management).

In the business sector Dr García Echevarría started with the Banco de Bilbao, moving later to the Unión Española de Explosivos and then becoming Managing Director of Demag Equipos Industriales. He has played an active part in many business transformation processes in Spain.

He has published a large number of books and articles in various languages and has given lectures and seminars within the fields of business and the socio-economic order in a wide variety of different circles.

He has participated in the design and performance of the MBA of Alcala University and the Siemens Management Learning Programme S4 and S5 in collaboration with the Alcalá University. The Programm was nominated as Best Practice.

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