Executive Director Learning Innovation & IESEOnline
IESE Business School
Giuseppe Auricchio is executive director of the Learning Innovation Unit (LIU) at IESE Business School. IESE’s LIU was established in 2013 as a vehicle to coordinate the continuous improvement of teaching and learning at the school-wide level. Giuseppe manages the team behind key innovation initiatives, examples of which have included the implementation of a digital learning environment (a core LMS supported by learning "apps") and the re-design of flagship leadership development programmes (adopting a “blended learning” model).
Giuseppe is also the school’s executive director of Online Programs division, a portfolio of programmes that includes customised online programmes, open online programmes, and online graduate-level courses (micro-master’s). He leads the team responsible for course design & production, marketing and sales, and course delivery.
Prior to his current role, Giuseppe was director of Custom Programs at IESE. His team was responsible for the design and delivery of leadership development experiences with partner organisations around the world, and accountable for all aspects of the school's relationship with a client – including business development, proposal development and negotiation, and programme planning and evaluation.
Giuseppe holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from Georgetown University, a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from London Business School and a Doctorate in Education (EdD) from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn CLO Program).
Giuseppe’s doctoral work focused on the use of blended learning in executive leadership development programmes. For his work, he investigated the practices of 42 senior learning and development professionals in flagship global companies. His current research interests lie in the implications of digitalisation for organisational culture, and organisational leadership. Specifically, how a context of continuous change brought about by digitalisation is forcing the development of a learning culture to become a C-Suite priority, and what is required to foster such a culture.