Jorge Calvo

Jorge Calvo

Marketing and Strategy
PhD Management and Business Administration, Abat Oliba CEU Barcelona University
MS Advanced Studies Economics & Business, Faculty of Economics & Business Sciences, Abat Oliba CEU Barcelona University


Dr. Calvo is an independent strategic advisor and professor, with 32 years of corporate experience as former Executive Officer at Roland DG Corporation Japan, President Global SCM Division HQ, and President & CEO in EMEA. His experience spans the fields of global operations management, global supply chain management, organizational change development and business strategy development, within the digital manufacturing industry.

Beyond this, Dr. Calvo has experience as a Visiting Professor ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Professor of Global Supply Chain Management at OBS Business School, Barcelona University, and is a Board Director and member of the Japan Operations Management & Strategy Association, as well as a member of the Council of Supply Chain Professionals, the Institute for Supply Chain Management, the Academy of Management. He is also a keynote speaker on Strategy, Change and Leadership.

Faculty Message:

Under the new global paradigm of highly demanding customers, aggressive competitors and uncertainty reigning in many territories, being top of the class in one or two core company functions is not enough. For any company pursuing global growth and leadership today, Industry 4.0 and Operation Strategy Management has become a key competitive advantage. Companies need highly skilled executives with a strategic mindset in operations who are able to develop digital business and operations.

The global environment that characterizes the business world has recognized the importance of developing strategies that go beyond a country’s geographic borders or traditional approaches. Today, it is common to see companies that develop a new product in Japan, manufacture it overseas, and market it globally in hundreds of countries by multichannel distribution. The world has become a “digital marketplace,” not only to sell but also to buy and build partnerships. Products are increasingly including more components from third parties and different sources. The strategic nature of operations and logistics has taken on a special relevance as the ultimate competitive differentiation supported by emerging technologies: IoT, AI, Big Data, Smart Sensors, Autonomous Robots, 3D-Printing, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Extended Reality, etc.

The global and integral management of operations and logistics is vital to the new business environment, which is characterized by competitiveness, globalization of the economy, digitalization, outsourcing, use of emerging technologies, and demand for flexibility and risk management, in order to better and more rapidly adapt to the continuous changes than competitors.

By joining our classes, you will learn leading-edge methods, frames and tools, but moreover you will become familiar with how top-class companies develop operation strategies to maximize competitive value by both traditional and digitalized business models. You will get the managerial knowledge of operations and emerging technologies for making strategic decisions with the goal to support growth and competitiveness. You will acquire a new strategic mindset, plus some of the most indispensable skills in your executive leadership or entrepreneurial career.