Santiago García Echevarría has doctorates from the University of Cologne and the Complutense University in Madrid. He has been a lecturer at the Universidad Comercial de Deusto in Bilbao and at the Complutense in Madrid. He held the Chair of Business Economy at the University of Barcelona and currently holds this same Chair at the University of Alcalá. He collaborated in the planning and development of the Universidad de Educación a Distancia in Madrid. He was also a member of the Steering Committee which developed the University of Alcalá and was Founding Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences at Alcalá.
Dr García Echevarría is Director of the Instituto de Dirección y Organización de Empresa (IDOE) at the University of Alcalá. He is also a member of the Consejo Consultivo de Privatizaciones (CCP), President of the Asociación Alexander von Humboldt España and Co-director of the University of Alcalá MBA.
He is a council member of the Centre Européen pour le Management Stratégic des Universités (ESMU) in Brussels and of the Brussels Initiative, and was President and Co-founder of ACEDE (Asociación Cientifica de Economía y Dirección de la Empresa). He was also President and Co-founder of IFSAM (International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management).
In the business sector Dr García Echevarría started with the Banco de Bilbao, moving later to the Unión Española de Explosivos and then becoming Managing Director of Demag Equipos Industriales. He has played an active part in many business transformation processes.
He has published a large number of books and articles in various languages and has given lectures and seminars within the fields of business and the socio-economic order in a wide variety of different circles.
Among his publications are:
- Responsabilidad Social y Balance Social de la Empresa, Fundación Mapfre, Madrid 1982
- Política de Personal en la Empresa, with R. Marr, Ediciones Esic, Madrid 1984
- Management de los Recursos Humanos en la Empresa, with Ch. Lattmann, Ediciones Díaz de Santos, Madrid 1992
- La Dirección Corporativa de los Recursos Humanos, with R. Marr, Ediciones Díaz de Santos, Madrid 1997
He has translated many books from German to Spanish and has also contributed to joint publications, both Spanish and international.
Dr García Echevarría is a Gold Medallist of the Universidad Comercial de Deusto, Dr. h.c. of the University of Nuremberg, medallist of the University of Padernborn and he has been awarded the Medal for International Research by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In 1982 he was honoured with the Bundesverdienstkreuz of the Federal Republic of Germany.
He is on the Editorial Boards of ZfB (Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft), MIR (Management International Review), JEEMS (Journal for East European Management Studies) and IE (Intereconomics), and is a member of the Comité de Asesoramiento Cientifico of the Instituto de Empresa y Humanismo at the University of Navarra. He was also on the board of the Boletín de Estudios Económicas of the Universidad Comercial de Deusto. He is editor of the Series Universitarias and Series Management published by Ediciones Díaz de Santos and of the Working Papers of the University of Alcalá.