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Samuel Martín-Barbero
Samuel Martín-Barbero
Member of the Board, SDG Management School
A Global Higher Education Thought-Leader, Senior Administrator & Academic Innovator, with a keen appreciation for interdisciplinarity, intrapreneurship and internationalization across different institutions (liberal arts and sciences, business school and research-comprehensive universities). Notable executive roles: Rector/University President, Founding Dean, Associate Dean and Secretary General. Proven strategic, executive and student-centered focus. Areas of expertise; Curriculum Reform, Organizational Change, Active Learning, Executive Education, Talent and Culture, Faculty Development, Social Commitment, Corporate Alliances and Transnational Relations. Previous industry experience, in media and telecom.




The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Global Senior Management Program
Universidad Compultense de Madrid, PhD, with Summa Cum Laude & Outstandin Doctoral Award, Communication
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Master's degree, EL Pais School of Journalism


(2022-Present) President, Franklin University Switzerland
(2020-2022) Presidential Distinguished Fellow, University of Miami
(2015-2019) Rector, Universidad Camilo Jose Cela
(2008-2013) Secretary General, International Advisory Board, IE University
(2010-2015) Associate Dean & Professor, IE Business School


Virtual mobility and overseas learning in a post-pandemic worldVirtual mobility and overseas learning in a post-pandemic world
World Economic Forum · Oct 7, 2021
El lenguaje virtual de la universidad post-covidEl lenguaje virtual de la universidad post-covid
El País · Jul 7, 2021
La persona y el trabajador como un todo continuoLa persona y el trabajador como un todo continuo
El País · Dec 16, 2020