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Aware of the challenges that the companies and public and private institutions must face in the coming years, Instituto Internacional San Telmo decided to develop educational activities, some of them unique in Europe, that would help Top Management executives make increasingly fair and effective decisions, as well as govern with respect towards their collaborators. The Institute has as fundamental objective the development of managerial skills of the participants in its programs.

In July 1990, the Institute became a full right member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Institution in which the main Business Schools of Europe are represented. In October 1992, it entered the Latin-American Council of Business Administration Schools (CLADEA1).

Since April 2000, Instituto Internacional San Telmo is incorporated to the Spanish Association of Business Management Schools (AEEDE2).

Instituto Internacional San Telmo has a faculty of its own; its main activities include teaching, research and consultancy to companies and institutions. This faculty is complemented by visiting professors of several Business Schools such as IESE in Barcelona (with a special collaboration) and other centres like IPADE in Mexico, IAE in Argentina, MIT and Harvard Business School in USA and INSEAD in France.

There has always been kept close and deep contact with business reality through research, consultancy and teaching. Therefore, the education is oriented to the real needs of working professionals and executives.

Since 1982, year in which the first Top Management program was accomplished, more than six thousand business owners and top executives of companies and private and public institutions have done an Executive Education program in San Telmo.

Nowadays, the Institute teaches its Programs at its two permanent campuses in Malaga and Seville, as well as in other places of Spain.


[1]  For its acronym in Spanish: Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administración de Empresas.

[2]  For its acronym in Spanish: Asociación Española de Escuelas de Dirección de Empresas.

Governance Structure

Board of Directors

Mr. Antonio García de Castro, General Manager

Mr. Julio Audicana Arcas, Deputy General Manager

Mr. Isuro López Polo , Academic and Scientific Director

Mrs. Mª del Valle Novales de la Escalera, Chief Administrative Officer

Mr. Antonio Hidalgo Pérez, General Secretary




Instituto Internacional San Telmo develops activities, in addition to the ones in its permanent campuses of Malaga and Seville, in other places of Andalucia and Extremadura. In our Education Offer, we list the different activities by location.

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The main objective of Instituto Internacional San Telmo is to deliver Executive Education to business owners, men and women, by developing their managerial skills. The Institute is conceived with the idea of covering all segments of business education; that is, from the improvement of widely-experienced executives that already have Top Management positions, to the education of young professionals with little experience, many of which will occupy important positions in the future.

For the immediate applicability of the business skills to other socio-economic activities like public administrations, hospitals, trade unions and other non-profit organizations, it is understood that these activities are also covered by the objectives of the Institute.

Instituto Internacional San Telmo has had as priority to serve the immediate community where its permanent campuses are located (in Malaga and Seville) and also throughout the South of Spain, where most activities are developed. Nonetheless, the Institute has, since its inception, a strong international focus, specially oriented to Latin American and North African countries. This objective influences the design of activities, the establishment of institutional relationships and the enrolment of international participants in the programs.

Another important objective of Instituto Internacional San Telmo is to acquire a specialisation on the agricultural, livestock and agro-industrial sectors, in order to develop this specific expertise.

In a more general level, through the education activities, the Institute aims to achieve the goal of making a positive contribution to the development of the South of Spain.