Joan Riera

Academic background


  • Bachelor Degree in Business and Management Administration by ESADE and Cornell University’s Johnson Business School (Ithaca, New York).
  • Executive studies in ESADE (Real State Management).
  • Executive Studies in IESE (Developing Business Innovation).


Knowledge areas
  • Business Development
  • E-business
  • Financiamiento de proyectos
  • Business Oportunities
  • New companies
  • Innovation
  • Sales
  • Strategic planning
Professional experience


  • CEO of the Active Development ( and entrepreneurship and innovation lecturer in ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute  (, and active speaker at multiple congres and forums around the world.
  • President of the Club Innovación de ESADE Alumni. Member of the Junta del Club de Emprendedores e Inversores y de ESADEBAN ( Partner of ‘business angel’,  FlatBarcelona ( and the The Sound Vision Furniture (, as well as adviser of different companies of technological base and fast growth.
Relevant publications
  • RIERA, Joan y SOLER, Tomas. “Emprende Tu Propia Aventura”. Madrid: Lid Editorial, 2011, ISBN: 9788483566350. Colección Viva. (
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