Giuseppe Auricchio

Executive Director Learning Innovation
IESE Business School


IESE’s Learning Innovation Unit was established in 2013 with the purpose of setting a strategic direction for pedagogical innovation at IESE, related to all of the school’s educational activity. Giuseppe has been responsible for setting the vision and agenda for the unit, and leading its first initiatives. Amongst these have been the launch of the school´s first MOOCs, the development of resources for different learning discussion-based methodologies (simulations, experiential exercises, coaching, distributed learning, etc.) and the redesign of select degree and executive education programs. Prior to his current role, Giuseppe was Director of Custom Programs at IESE Business School. During 5 years, he led a multi-cultural team responsible for the design and delivery of executive learning experiences with partner organisations around the world. Giuseppe started his career at Deutsche Bank, working in the institution's financial derivatives trading division first in New York and then in London. Giuseppe later acquired experience in international sales and project management, working for a media agency involved in the development of special advertising sections - a role which brought him to lead production teams in more than 8 countries across 4 continents. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University, an MBA from London Business School and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Giuseppe's doctoral work focused on the use of blended learning in the context of executive leadership development. For his work, he investigated the opinions and practices of 45 senior learning and development professionals in flagship global companies.