Juan Sebastian Montes


Juan Sebastian Montes is a full time Professor at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Business School in the areas of Strategy "Analysis of Industry and Competition” and Organizational Behavior "Organizing". He has taught on the MBA programs since 1998 and was chosen best professor on two occasions (2001, 2002). He teaches in the same areas for the closed Executive courses for companies at the Center for Management Development. Furthermore, he has taken part as visiting professor in courses of Executive Education at IESE, Spain, INSEAD, France and at several Latin-American universities. He has been visiting scholar at the London Business School, and also guest professor at Harvard and IESE.

Professor Montes has worked in areas of aquaculture; exports; tourism; organizational changes due to growth or the incorporation of technology; organizational design; initiative management and strategic alignment; learning strategies and methodologies. He has developed research projects on Strategic Alliances, Organizational Behavior and Strategy, which are the core themes of his publications. His PhD thesis is titled: "An evolutionary approach to organizing. Ethnography based on Mount Everest expeditions (Project-Based Organizations). He has worked extensively in the Private Sector as an executive, consultant and entrepreneur and was General Manager of Aquachile and Salmofood, both leaders in the aquaculture sector. He has also consulted for over 50 companies in Chile and overseas, such as ING, Telefónica Internacional, Boeing, Ford, La Caixa, Corfo and CSAV, amongst others.

An accomplished mountaineer, he has carried out over twenty expeditions to places such as Patagonia Argentina/Chile, Yosemite, USA, the Alps and the Himalayas. In 1992 he climbed Everest without the aid of oxygen and via one of the most difficult routes (Kangshung).

Education
PhD in Management Science, IESE - Universidad de Navarra, España.
Lawyer, Universidad de Chile. Postgraduate studies in Philosophy and Economics.

Interests
Organizational Behavior and Strategy. Theory of Organizations. Socio-economics. Cognitive and Evolutionary Sciences, Leadership. Implementation of Strategies. Alliances.