Joseph Pistrui is the Associate Dean for Executive Education at IE Business School based in Madrid, Spain. Additionally, Joseph serves as the Executive Director of International Custom Programs, and is a professor of the Department of Entrepreneurial Studies at IE. Joseph is also a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, where he lectures and researches issues related to new enterprise formation as part of the LSE’s Department of Management. Finally, Joseph is a member of the Duke Corporate Education Global Learning Resource Network and serves as a subject-matter expert for custom executive education programs for Duke clients. Across his career Mr. Pistrui has worked as an educator-advisor to companies including Royal Dutch Shell, Unilever, Microsoft, AstraZeneca, Rio Tinto, Siemens, Bosch, BBVA, Amadeus, Vestas, PGS and others.
Most recently, Professor Pistrui served as Managing Director for Duke Corporate Education, based in London. In this capacity he worked with Fortune 100 companies to first diagnose strategic business challenges, and then to design and deliver customized educational interventions to help client organizations develop leaders and build capabilities that advance strategy execution.
During this period Prof. Pistrui redesigned the position of Academic Director, Department of Entrepreneurial Studies, at the IE Business School, in Madrid, Spain. During this period Prof. Pistrui redesigned the department’s curriculum and taught courses in New Venture Creation, Corporate Venturing, Family Business Venturing, Entrepreneurial Finance and Social Entrepreneurship. He has extensive knowledge and experience of wider entrepreneurship topics and believes this breadth of vision is important when it comes to teaching. For, as he points out, entrepreneurship exists within a structured corporate environment. “We’ve tried to teach entrepreneurship as a management paradigm that’s relevant regardless of which particular path students choose,” he says.
Previous to his academic endeavors Professor Pistrui had a 15 year sales and marketing management career in the consumer products industry, mostly with Bristol-Myers Squibb in the US. In this capacity Mr. Pistrui held a number of roles in Sales Management, Marketing and Key Account Management for the consumer products group within Bristol-Myers Squibb.
PhD in Business Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain, MA in Liberal Studies, De Paul University, USA, MBA, University of Phoenix, USA, BSc in Business Administration, Ferris State University, USA.
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, IE Business School, 2001 - 2006, 2007 to present, Associate Dean for Executive Education, IE Business School, 2007 to present, Executive Director of International Custom Programs, IE Business School, 2007 to present, Managing Director, Duke Corporation Education, 2006- 2007 , Director of Entrepreneurial Studies, IE Business School, 2003 to 2006, Director of Family-Run Businesses, IE Business School, 2002 to 2006, Research Associate, Institute for Family Enterprising, Babson College, Boston USA, 2003 to 2006, Research Associate, Enterprising Families Initiative at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, 2000 to 2002, Visiting Professor, SDA Bocconi, Milan, Italy, 1999 to 2000.
Research Assistant, IESE, International Graduate School of Management, Barcelona, Spain, 1997 to 1999 , Guest Lecturer: Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 1996 Managing Partner, DJP Enterprises, Chicago-Barcelona-Milan, 1993 to present, Divisional Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Detroit, USA, 1993 , National Account Manager, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Detroit, USA, 1991 to 1993, Regional Sales Manager, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Boston, USA, 1990, and Denver, USA, 1988 to 1989, Sales Planning Manager, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Cincinnati, USA, 1987 to 1988, Area Sales Manager, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Chicago, USA, March 1985 to 1987.