Belén Villalonga is an Associate Professor of Management and Finance (with Tenure) at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Between 2001 and 2012 she was on the faculty at Harvard Business School.
Professor Villalonga’s teaching, research, and consulting activities are focused on family enterprise governance, strategy, and finance. She has developed and taught family business courses or programs for graduate and undergraduate students at both universities as well as for executives and business families, to whom she also serves as a consultant. Her award-‐winning research has been published in top academic journals, has been cited over 800 times in academic publications, and has been featured in the leading international business media outlets.
She also serves as an independent director on the boards of two family-‐controlled public companies, Acciona and Grifols. She received her Ph.D. in Management and M.A. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles. She is fluent in Spanish, English, and French, and conversant in Italian and Portuguese.