Ramon O’Callaghan is Dean of Porto Business School (PBS), Porto University. Prior to joining PBS, he was founding Dean of the Graduate School of Business at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan, a school established with the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. Over the years, he has held many other senior positions: Dean of TIAS, the business school of Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology, in the Netherlands; Director of Deusto Business School and Vice Rector, University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain; Associate Dean International Affairs, Director of MSc programs, and chaired professor at TiSEM, the School of Economics and Management of Tilburg University; Associate Dean at TIAS and Director of its International Executive MBA, a joint program with the Krannert School, Purdue University; Associate Professor and MBA Director at Nyenrode University. Previously, he was Assistant Professor at IESE, and researcher at Harvard Business School.
His research interests include: Management of Technology, Innovation, and Knowledge Management; and has published in journals, books and international conference proceedings. His professional experience also includes training, research and consulting projects for European, American and Asian organizations. He has also taught in executive programs of IESE, INSEAD, London Business School, MIT Sloan, Purdue University, and Solvay Brussels. Prior to his academic career, he worked several years at Texas Instruments.
He holds the degrees of Doctor of Business Administration from Harvard; MBA from IESE; MSc and BSc in Electrical Engineering from BarcelonaTech UPC University. His education also included courses at the MIT Sloan and ESCP in Paris.