IESE Business School Adds New Executive Education Director

New York, NY (Press Release – January 5, 2012) – IESE Business School (University of Navarra) is proud to announce that Luis F. Casas has joined IESE U.S. team as Director of Executive Education. Mr. Casas is responsible for developing and promoting open enrollment and customized executive education programs for IESE as the Global business school expands its programs in the U.S., Latin America and other parts of the world. He will be based in Miami, Florida, and New York City.

Mr. Casas was most recently Director of Marketing, Communications and Recruiting at Florida International University’s College of Business Administration. Before that he worked with The History Channel and A&E, The Walt Disney Company, Mead School and Office Products, Venepal, and Arthur D. Little.

“We are thrilled to have Luis working for us in the U.S. He joins the growing staff at IESE’s recently opened New York Center. He will help us fill our expanding portfolio of executive education programs. His background working in media and entertainment companies fits very well with IESE’s niche in that area in the U.S.,” says Dr. Eric Weber, IESE’s head of U.S. Operations.

In recent years, IESE has run its highly acclaimed Senior Executive Program (New York – Miami) in Miami, attracting CEO’s and c-suite level executives from all over the world to Miami and New York for the program, which is designed for corporate leaders interested in expanding their peer networks on an international level and who want to improve executive competencies critical to succession planning and raising their company’s profile. The program immerses participants in a truly global business mindset, with a special emphasis on the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

IESE Business School was listed as # 1 in the full-time MBA rankings of The Economist (2009) and # 1 in open programs in the Financial Times (2011). IESE also ranked #1 in Europe and #2 in the world in the Financial Times Executive Education Survey (2010) for its open programs. More recently, in the fall of 2011, Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranked IESE’s open enrollment programs #2 and IESE’s custom programs #3.

Based in Barcelona, Spain, IESE has a broad international reach, including an international campus in Madrid, and a new state-of-the-art executive education and research center in New York City. With offices in Munich (Germany) and Sao Paulo (Brazil), IESE offers executive education programs in Germany, Brazil, U.S., China and a number of other countries, and has helped develop business schools in 15 countries in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

For press inquiries, please contact Marie Oates, Director of Communications (US), IESE Business School, 646-346-8836, 617-290-7795 (cell),

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