We are very excited to announce that Luis Diestre, Associate Professor of Strategy at IE Business School, has been named by Poets & Quants in the 2015 Best 40 under 40 Professors.
At age 38, and after beginning at IE as a research assistant, Luis now heads the IE Strategy department. He holds a BS in telecommunication engineering from the University of Zaragoza, as well as a PhD in business administration from the University of Southern California. Currently teaching strategic management at IE, his main area of research lies within the crossover between environmental management and corporate strategy.
Since joining IE in 2009, we are proud to say that Diestra has been awarded an excellence in teaching award, as well as having more than once been honoured as a finalist for best professor awards.
Here’s a sneak peek at the interview Poets & Quants undertook with Luis, in the announcement of this honour.
““I knew I wanted to be a b-school professor…” a minute after I became one. I decided to do a PhD mainly for the research dimension of it. To be fully honest, I had not considered whether I would like to be a professor until I had to do my teaching assignment in the last year of my PhD program. Once I started, I realized how much fun it is to be paid so much attention by people interested in what you have to say.”
“Fun fact about yourself: I’m one of those hyperactive and nervous professors that cannot stop moving in class. One day, some of my MBA students spent a whole class counting the number of times I walked from one side of the classroom to the other and then calculated that distance. They told me I had walked more than 6 miles!”
You can read the full article, and find out more about Luis Diestre, on the Poets & Quants original post here!