José Ramón Cobo is an Associate Professor at ESCP Europe. He lectures in Master Programs and in Executive Education for international industrial companies and multilateral agencies.
He is industrial engineer from the Technical University of Madrid, and Ph.D in Management Science. He is certified as Project Management Professional PMP® from the Project Management Institute PMI®.
José Ramón Cobo has been associate professor at the Technical University of Madrid in the Department of Industrial Management, Business and Statistics. He worked as program/project manager consultant for ten years and he has participated in more than twenty R&D international projects. He has implemented management solutions in Europe, Latin America and Asia.
During last six years, José Ramón Cobo has maintained an applied research focus in a broad range of issues within the field of Project Management, including processes optimization, configuration of project management offices, organizational design of complex projects, entrepreneurship of industrial projects, and development of management skills in cross-cultural contexts.
He is the author of several scientific publications in these fields and participates periodically in international congresses. Since 2012, he is the lead researcher of a Fundamental Research Plan (funded by the European Commission) related to the management of international projects working in virtual environments, supervising ten researchers including several Ph.D students. He is also a member of evaluation committee of research journals such as Project Management Journal, Journal of Operations Management and International Journal of Project Management.