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European Board Members

Jonathan Wareham | Board President

Professor, Department of Operations, Innovation and Data Sciences at ESADE

Jonathan Wareham is Professor/Catedrático of Information Systems of ESADE Business & Law Schools, Ramon Llull University. He previously served as Dean (Faculty & Research) and Vice Dean (Research). Dr Wareham’s research has been published, or is forthcoming, in over 80 refereed journals and proceedings such as Organization Science, Decision Sciences, MIS Quarterly, Decision Support Systems, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IEEE Computer, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, International Journal of Medical Informatics and numerous others.

He serves as Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly, and has held/holds editorial positions with Information Systems Research, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information & Organization and Journal of Strategic Information Systems. He was the General Conference Chair of the 20th European Conference on Information Systems – ECIS 2012 and Local Organizing Chair of DRUID2 2013.

He has served as Director of the ESADE Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Management. In addition, he sits on the advisory boards for a number of academic institutions, NGOs and social entrepreneurs.

Antonio Delgado Planás | Board Secretary

Professor, Department of Law and Director, Legal Advise at ESADE

Antonio Delgado began his career as a telecommunications lawyer during the liberalization of the sector. He assumed various responsibilities in the AUNA group and later at ONO, where he took charge of consultancy for the Territorial Delegation in Catalonia and Aragon. In 2007, he joined the Electronic Banking and New Technologies Area at ‘la Caixa’ as a specialist in the field, and in 2009 went on to take charge of Legal Services at Hospital Clínic in Barcelona. Here he became especially involved in legal consultancy related with innovation development and, in particular, with the transfer of research findings. After attaining his Law degree, Antonio began his relationship with ESADE in 2000, lecturing in Business Law. Since then he has lectured on undergraduate degree programs in Law and Management and on MBA and other specialized courses on the creative and cultural industries; an activity that he has always combined with his legal practice.

Clara Barreneche | Board Member

Head of Innovation and Business Development, BIST 

Clara Barreneche is the Head of Innovation and Business Development at the Institute of Science and Technology of Barcelona (BIST), a foundation that brings together seven multidisciplinary research centers of excellence in Barcelona. In the period 2002-2018 she was the director of the office of ACCIO – Trade and Investment Agency of Catalonia – in New York, promoting and managing investments of American companies in Catalonia, boosting the access of Catalan companies in the American market, and encouraging the technological collaborations between the American and Catalan markets. She has worked in a wide range of sectors, from technological, to industrial, services or consumer products.

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Adriana Brassart | Board Member

Head of Office and External Relations Manager, Institute for Integrated Transitions

Adriana Brassart is the Head of Office and External Relations Manager at the Institute for Integrated Transitions. Her professional background is in the foreign and development policies of the European Union. For more than five years she worked for the European External Action Service (EEAS) in Brussels as an International Policy Officer, dealing mainly with the Middle East region during the Arab Spring period. Prior to that, she managed development cooperation projects at EuropeAid, focusing on regional cooperation in Asia and Central Asia. Part of her portfolio were connectivity projects aimed at increasing internet access for education and research purposes. In the past, she also worked in management consulting with the international consulting firm Deloitte Advisory. Adriana also teaches classes about the European Union and its political processes at the Institut Barcelona Estudis Internacionals (IBEI).

Kami Dar | Board Member

Executive Vice President and Founder, Devex

Kami is an impact-focused expert on systems, automation, data analytics, and talent management in the global development sector. As co-founder and innovator-in-chief at the media platform for the global development sector, Devex, he spent nearly two decades leading a global team of analysts, researchers, engineers, and designers to deliver the world-class technologies that made Devex the definitive hub for more than a million global development professionals. He has worked closely with external development partners, including Oxfam and the World Bank, and tackled complex integrations and strategic alignment with a diverse group of technology partners and platforms that range from ERP and analytics to automation and algorithmically-driven solutions for talent management and the mapping of development activities. Earlier in his career, Kami worked on systems consulting and product deployment with the US Government at a large technology consulting firm and subsequently worked on the design and development of an M&E platform for a USAID project based in Jordan. Today Kami advises organizations engaged in large-scale system change in pursuit of the the Global Goals. He continues to serve on the Board of Directors of Devex.