Lucia Hidalgo holds a Master’s Degree in Management Development and a First Degree in Business Management and Administration from Deusto Business School – University of Deusto. During her senior year, she completed an internship with B+I Strategy as part of the University’s Full-day Internship Programme, going on to become a member of the B+I Strategy consulting team in July 2010. Aside from having earned the Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English, Lucia is currently enrolled in the MBA programme: ThePowerMBA – Business Expert.
Over the last decade with the B+I Strategy team of consultants, Lucía has participated on numerous projects of a diverse nature, specialising in the following areas: Projects aimed at Strategic Thinking and planning for private and public organisations; Defining Public Policy; Economic Impact Surveys; market analysis; benchmarking and sectorial diagnostics; Participative Group Dynamic Projects based on "Emergent Thinking" methodology; Design, development and assessment of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and, having published various articles on the topic (‘Corporate Social Responsibility: Business commitment or marketing strategy?’; ‘Is there (competitive) life beyond CSR?’).
Additionally, Lucia has worked principally in the areas of healthcare – biosciences; food industry; energy; insurance; industry; finance; higher education; utilities, port sector and local government. Amongst her main private sector clients are: IMQ Seguros (private healthcare provider); Laboral Kutxa (savings bank); Elecnor; Adhorna; Natra Group; Indar Electric; Ingeteam; NIPSA Engineering; Estudios y Proyectos; Barna; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; TUK Industries (Mexico); Zánitas – Proeza Group (Mexico).
Amongst Lucia’s public sector clients are: The Basque Government (the Office for Health Research and Innovation of the Basque Ministry of Health; the Basque Ministry of Housing; the Basque Ministry of Public Works and Transportation). She has also worked with a large number of public entities such as The Provincial Government of Bizkaia – Department of Public Administration and Institutional Relations; Consorcio de Aguas de Bizkaia (the Water Supply Management Board of Bizkaia); Bilbao Port Authority; EVE – Basque Energy Agency; Sprilur; Hazi Fundazioa; Lantik; Amurrio Bidean Agency, and the ELIGE Network (Local Companies of General Interest).
Some other important clients and knowledge agents who Lucia has worked with are such organisations as: the Basque Food Cluster; Science and Technology Parks of Bizkaia, Gipuzkoa and Alava; Mondragon Unibertsitatea, the Social Council of the Public Basque University (UPV/EHU); Azaro Fundazioa; Leartiker, Innobasque (Basque Innovation Agency), etc.
Furthermore, she has participated on numerous Participative Group Dynamic Projects based on "Emergent Thinking" methodology with such organisations as the Consorcio de Aguas - the Water Supply Management Board of Bizkaia, Hazi Fundazioa, Lantik, and Natra, amongst others.
Finally, Lucia has been involved in various teaching endeavours. She taught on the University of Deusto 2014-2016 Master’s Programme in Research, Consulting and Social Innovation. In addition, she has acted as co-ordinator for the “Strategic Management” course during the 2011-2012 academic year offered at Deusto Business School – University of Deusto, as well as supervising full-time practicum students at the university. Lucia also leads training and awareness sessions in Corporate Social Responsibility on a regular basis.
Articles written by Lucia Hidalgo.