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Faculty member

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Financial Advice Industrialization, Summa Cum Laude

Teaching Professor
Campus : Madrid


Carlos Casanueva is a Professor in the Finance Department and Academic Director of the ESCP Europe MBA in International Management at Madrid Campus. He became an ESCP Europe faculty member in September 2015. He teaches Corporate Finance, Financial Markets & Institutions and Leadership & Management in the ESCP Europe bachelor, graduate and executive programs. He is member of the Board as Independent Director and President of the Audit Committee at Nationale Nederlanden in Spain. Also is Founder Partner and Non-Executive Chairman of OpSeeker, a fintech start-up created and managed by ESCP Europe Alumni.


He got in 1986 his BSc, MSc Industrial Engineering, Business Organization specialty, from UPM and ranked first in his specialty. He also holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, with a Fulbright Scholarship for both courses (89-91) to study Options Theory.  He got his Phd, outstanding cum laude, from UPM in 2007 in the field of Financial Markets. 


His career has been mainly as a practitioner in the private sector with almost 15 years working as Executive in the Spanish Financial Sector. His last position until 2015 has been at Grupo Santander as Santander Seguros' General Manager and Board Member. From 1998 until 2003 at Citibank Spain he was member of the Executive Committee responsable for Strategy, Marketing and Products. Also served as member of the Board at Visa EspañaServiredCitigestiónCitipensión and Citioperaciones. From 1994 until 1998 worked at Banco Central Hispano ending as Deputy Managing Director responsible for Individuals Segments, Products and Marketing for the whole bank in Spain. Previously he worked as Consultant at McKinsey & Co and Arthur Young and as Systems Engineer in Iberia Airlines of Spain. He worked as student trainee at Procter & Gamble.


He developed his academic career from 2003 to 2009. He worked as a full time Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Business Administration at UPM where he developed his PhD studies. Also, he collaborated as a Leadership Professor at the International MBA at Instituto de Empresa, Madrid.


His main research activities are related to Financial Markets, Insurance and Leadership & Management in Financial Institutions and Service Oriented Companies. He is working closely with Professor Stewart D. Friedman for the Spanish market.