Luisa Alemany is Associate Professor of Management Practice at London Business School. She is currently a Visiting Professor at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Formerly she held the position of Associate Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at ESADE Business School in Spain. Her main areas of interest are Entrepreneurial Finance (including Venture Capital, Business Angels, and Impact Investing), Valuation, Private Equity, and Corporate Finance in general. She holds a degree in Economics and Business, awarded by Universidad Complutense de Madrid, an MBA from Stanford University and a PhD in Economics and Business from Universidad Complutense.
Luisa began her career as a Financial Analyst at Procter & Gamble in Madrid. She subsequently worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Co, working on valuations of companies and for telecommunication clients in Madrid, Barcelona and Lisbon. Later, she worked at Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division and, as a Senior Associate of the American private equity fund The Carlyle Group, in the European buyout team.
Luisa Alemany was the director of the ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute for nine years (2009-2017) and is the academic sponsor of ESADE BAN (Business Angels Network), that was awarded the Best BAN in Europe in 2016. She seats in the investment committee of two early stage investors and is involved in Rising Tide Europe I and II, the first European Women-only business angels’ fund. In the past, she was in the Board of EBAN, the European Business Angels Network.
Her research is published in top academic journals and she has written several books, the most recent being “Entrepreneurial Finance: The Art and Science of Growing Ventures” (Cambridge University Press, 2018), the first European textbook on the topic.
She teaches at the Master of Science, MBA and executive education level in different programs in Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam, Milan, Miami, Mexico and Shanghai. She has received the Best Teacher Award 2017, ESADE’s Executive Master in Finance and her case “Scytl”, regarding exits options for investors, was honored Best Entrepreneurship Case Award by EFMD (2017).