The Power and Leverage of Network
by José Luis Alvarez
Senior Affiliate Professor of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour Academic Director
INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre
Aude started her career in 1999 as an equity portfolio trader and portfolio manager in New York and London as well as a Senior Risk Arbitrage specialist for ICAP.
In 2009 Aude co-founded Link Management, an art wealth management firm and launched in 2017 an art-backed securitization fund with the banking Group Reyl & Cie to provide non-recourse art loans to collectors and offer asset-backed notes with fixed interest rates to investors.
Aude is a member of the Board of Directors and chairman of the audit committee of AXA Wealth Europe since 2016 and the Chairman of Equilibre, a Think Tank that promotes gender complementarity in middle and top management.
Since 2020 Aude is a member of the Board at Ruffer SICAV and Ruffer Protection Strategies, collective vehicles at Ruffer LLP and a member of the Board of Private Equity International.
ALVAREZ Jose Luis
Jose Luis Álvarez is Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. He teaches in the MBA Program (where he received three times the Best Teacher Award) and mostly in executive education programmes, where he has also received several teaching and directing recognitions. He serves as academic director of the Leadership Transition Programme, the Leading for Results Programme as well as Transition to General Management. Professor Álvarez was a Visiting Professor at the Harvard Business School and at Cambridge University.
Professor Álvarez holds degrees in Law and Philosophy from the University of Barcelona, an MBA from IESE Business School, and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University. His research has been published in the MIT-Sloan Management Review, European Management Journal, Organization Studies, Organizations, Corporate Governance, and he has published six books, on corporate governance, senior executive careers and the political facets of the managerial work. His book Sharing Executive Power: Roles and Relationships at the Top published by Cambridge University Press was selected as one of the top three books in 2007 by the Academy of Management.
His current work, to be published in 2019 by Oxford University Press, centers on the executive functions and roles in corporate governance. His consulting experience has focused mostly on issues of corporate governance, organisational design and change.