About Africa Ariño

Africa Ariño is Professor of Strategic Management at IESE Business School, University of Navarra (Spain), where she holds the Joaquim Molins Figueras Chair of Strategic Alliances. She received her Ph.D. in Management from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). At IESE, she has served as Deputy Dean for Faculty, Head of the Strategic Management Department, and Director of the Ph.D. Program. Currently President of the Strategic Management Society (SMS), she was elected Fellow of the SMS in 2015.

Africa’s research focuses on the governance and management of interorganizational relationships, particularly on strategic alliance design and dynamics, and it has been published in leading journals including Global Strategy Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal. She was a founding Associate Editor of Global Strategy Journal, and of Academy of Management Discoveries, and served in that position at the European Management Review. A current member of the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal, in the past she served on the boards of Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, and Journal of Management Studies, among others. Africa served in the Executive Committee of the Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management (2008–2010), and on the Board of Directors of the Strategic Management Society (2011–2013; 2014–2016). She was the Chair of the 2014 Annual International Conference of the SMS. That same year she was Visiting Professor at Lagos Business School, Lagos, Nigeria, and at Strathmore Business School, Nairobi, Kenya.