Manuel Vizán

Manu Vizán is an Industrial Engineer specialised in Industrial Organisation, with a degree from the University of the Public Basque University School of Engineering, in Bilbao. Additionally, he holds the CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) qualification from APICS (the Association for Operations Management), and he has also received training in Developing and Managing Successful Technologies, digitization, and Big Data from MIT Sloan and University of Cambridge.

Manu’s career in consulting spans over 22 years. His first nine years were with such multinational consulting firms as Arthur Andersen, BearingPoint and PriceWaterhouseCoopers where he managed the areas of technology and processes improvement. Manu has been with B+I Strategy since 2008.

Over his career, he has worked with numerous companies and public institutions in projects of a diverse nature: Strategic Thinking processes; defining business models and feasibility plans; trends surveys and market surveys; identification of diversification and new business opportunities; defining strategies in Shared Value; Economic Impact Surveys; cost analysis; design and optimization of processes and procedures; designing organisation models; processes to promote creativity and innovation; designing and implementation of management reporting and information systems; and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

Manu has experience in the industrial, agri-food and services sectors. Some of his clients are: Arrankoba; Atersa; Alestis Aerospace; Batz S. Coop; Caldererías Irurena; Companies in CAF Group; Casalbor; Citrofrut; Monterrey Football Club; Cobega; Danobat Group; Fagor Arrasate; Fagor Ederlan; IMQ Seguros and IMQ Group (Private Healthcare provider); Iurbentia; Alcor Group; Amenabar Group; Fénix Group; Herce Group; Orona Group; Praxis Pharmaceutical Group; Sari Group; Urco-Urvasa Group; Vocento Group; Tamoin; TUK Industries; Insertec; Irizar Forge; Irurena Group; Karten Space; Bodegas Marqués de Riscal (Wineries); Maxam; Mendi Metal; Mia (Division of Mondragon Industrial Automation); Mondragon Health; Mutualia; Lantegi Batuak; Ona Electroerosión; Udapa; ULMA Construction; ULMA Handling, Valtrah, Vicinay Marine; and Vinos Blancos de Castilla (White wines of Castille).

Some of Manu’s main public sector clients and in Research, Development and Innovation are: the City of Bilbao; Azaro Fundazioa, Azkuna Zentroa; Biobasque; Azterlan; Basque Trade and Investment; Ceit Research Centre; CIC EnergiGune; Provincial Government of Álava; Provincial Government of Gipuzkoa; Eiken (Basque Audiovisual Cluster); Gipuzkoa Aurrera (Advancing Gipuzkoa Consortium); Basque Government (Industry, Health, Education, Environment, and Social Affairs); Galdakao-Usansolo Hospital; Innobasque – Basque Innovation Agency; Ihobe (Basque Environmental Agency); Iraurgi Berritzen (the agency for the socio-economic promotion and innovation of the Urola Erdia Region of Gipuzkoa); Leartiker Research Centre; Uggasa (industry forum of Urola Garaia Region of Gipuzkoa); RENFE (Spanish Railways); and SPRI – The Basque Business Development Agency.

In 2016 Manu headed up B+I Strategy’s research project on leading local companies in international markets and the development of niche strategies. Furthermore, Manu regularly delivers presentations, as part of training sessions, to university groups and companies on Strategy and Management, innovation and competitiveness, as well as collaborating with numerous publications, articles and case surveys on strategy and innovation.

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