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Head of Chair

Juan Sapena [Short Bio]

E-mail: juan.sapena@ucv.es

  • Head of the Chair «Betelgeux-Christeyns» for a Sustainable Economic Development.
  • Professor of Economics and Management at the Catholic University of Valencia.
  • BA First Class Degree in Economics and Business (University of Valencia, 1993)
  • Ph.D. in Economics (Cum Laude, University of Valencia, 1999).
  • Associate Professor Accreditation (ANECA Academic Staff Evaluation Procedure «ACADEMIA», 2015).

Main research topics: international finance, global imbalances, time-series econometrics, time-varying parameters, State-Space modeling, sustainability and economics for the common good.


Associate Researchers

Andreea Apetrei

E-mail: andreea.apetrei@ucv.es

  • Ph.D. in Management, University Alexandru Ioan Cuza of Iasi, Romania.
  • Associate Professor Accreditation (ANECA Academic Staff Evaluation Procedure, 2018).
  • Founder of the platform: www.thesustainablelist.com

Main research topics: Marketing, Sustainable Fashion, Cross-cultural Management.


Miguel Angel Latorre

E-mail: mangel.latorre@ucv.es

  • Professor of Finance at the Catholic University of Valencia.
  • Degree in Business Administration and Management (University of Valencia, 1993)
  • Ph.D. in Corporate Finance (Cum Laude, Catholic University of Valencia, 2012).
  • Private University Professor Accreditation (ANECA Academic Staff Evaluation Procedure, 2016).

Main research topics:  Firms acquisition, Underreaction, Market sentiment, Managerial overconfidence, Market valuation and insurance brokers.


José Luis Sánchez García

E-mail: joseluis.sanchez@ucv.es

  • Director of the Socioeconomic and Political Observatory of the Catholic University of Valencia.
  • Professor of CSR and Philosophical Thought at the Catholic University of Valencia.
  • BA First Class Degree in Theology (Pontifical University of Rome, 2002), and Philosophy  (Autonomous University of Barcelona, 1996).
  • Bachelor of Ecclesiastical Sciences – Bachelor of Theology (Faculty of Theology «San Vicente Ferrer» de Valencia, 1983)
  • Ph.D. in Education Sciences (University of Valencia, 2004).
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy  (Pontifical University of Rome, 2013)
  • Associate Professor Accreditation (ANECA Academic Staff Evaluation Procedure «PEP», 2004).

Main research topics: poverty and hunger, sustainability, capacity development, ethics, charity theology.


Ofelia Santiago

E-mail: ofelia.santiago@ucv.es

  • Degree in Psychology (Pontifical University of Salamanca, 1991).
  • Master in Business Administration and Human Resources (ESIC Business and Marketing School, 1993)
  • Senior Executive coach accredited (AECOP / EMCC)
  • Founder and CEO (Santiago Consultores)
  • Counselor (Grupo Fomento)
  • Associate Professor (Catholic University of Valencia)

Main research topics: Transforming organizations, business strategy, talent management, high-performance teams, emotional, executive, political leadership, business and executive coaching, innovative thinking and creation of innovation ecosystems, high impact communication.