Luisa Alemany is the director of the ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute and an associate professor in finance at ESADE. Her research interests are venture capital, private equity, philanthropic venture capital and entrepreneurial education, with several publications, such as the “White Paper on Entrepreneurship in Spain” (2011) and the book “Emprender es posible” (Entrepreneurship is possible) (2012) by Planeta Ed. She is involved in a national wide project in Spain to introduce entrepreneurship education to children since primary school with the Prince of Girona Foundation. She is the co-director of the ESADE Business Angels’ Academy, and has served in several boards, such as the European Business Angels Network (EBAN). Currently, she seats in the investment committee of Caixa Capital Risc, a Spanish VC fund, and OXFAM in Spain.
Before joining ESADE, she worked for Procter & Gamble, McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, and the private equity fund The Carlyle Group. She holds an MBA from Stanford University and PhD in Finance, awarded best dissertation of the year, from U. Complutense, Madrid. She was a recipient of the Ramon Areces Foundation grant to pursue postgraduate studies abroad.