Professor Josep Tàpies has held the Family-Owned Business Chair since October 1, 2003. Since gaining a doctorate in Industrial Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and an MBA at ESADE, Professor Tàpies has taught General Management in a number of different business schools in both Europe and Latin America, including AESE in Portugal, IDE in Ecuador, PAD-University of Piura in Peru, ISE in Brazil, IAE in Argentina, ESE in Chile, and INALDE in Colombia.