José de la Torre is Professor Emertitus at Florida International University where he held the J.K. Batten Eminent Scholar Chair in Strategy and was the Founding Dean of the Alvah H. Chapman Graduate School of Business from July 2002 until December 2007. Previously he served as Professor of International Business Strategy at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management (1986-2002) and was the Founding Director of UCLA's Center for International Business Education and Research. He also served on the faculty at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France from 1973 until 1986. José de la Torre received his doctorate from the Harvard Business School in 1970, following degrees in aerospace engineering and business administration from the Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of over 50 books and articles and more than 30 case studies in the field of international business and strategy. He has written on the management of multinational firms, the relationship between corporate strategy and government policy and on foreign investment in developing countries. He is a member of the board of directors of Espirito Santo Bank in Miami and has served on various other corporate and university boards in the past, including Mphasis Corporation (India), the Quantum Group (US) and Proeza S.A. (Mexico).