Prof. Toni Alonso, Ph.D.

Academician, Speaker and International Consultant
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About Me

Qualified as an Industrial Engineer and Industrial Management Engineer at Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, with Masters in Occupational Health and Risk Assessment at Universidad de Barcelona in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety and Ergonomics and Applied Psychology. University Specialization in Business Management and Diploma in Advanced Studies at Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, and a Cum Laude Ph.D in Economics, Management and Business Administration at Universidad Catolica de Valencia.

Specialized consultant and advisor in SMEs for 9 years in Spain and Government Relations Manager in Media Plus Holding Ltd. with offices in Belgium, Panama and Colombia. Former Dean of Marketing and International Business at Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Colombia. Currently working as Dean of Economics and Administrative Sciences Faculty at Universidad El Bosque and full-time research professor at the same institution. Guest professor at various Master's Degrees in Universidad El Bosque and Universidad Sergio Arboleda, in Colombia, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla and CETYS Universidad Baja California, in Mexico. Speaker at Universidad Santo Tomas, Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, Universidad de los Llanos, Universidad Catolica de Colombia, Universidad de Santander, Universidad Autonoma de Occidente and Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia, in Colombia, Universidad Continental and la Universidad Privada del Norte, in Peru, and Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla and CETYS Universidad Baja California, in Mexico. Consultant in areas such as strategic planning, business management, innovation and entrepreneurship, human resources, knowledge management, corporate university, marketing, personal branding, internationalization, negotiation and intercultural leadership, social and inclusive business, and financial markets and economy.

In Colombia performed advisory and consultancy services to several companies, namely, SURAMERICANA, POSTOBON, TERPEL, PROCOLOMBIA, AON and the COLOMBIAN NATIONAL POLICE. Elected President of the Association of Marketing Programs - ASPROMER for the period 2017-2018.

My Specialties

Business Consultancy

International experience in several business consulting projects for both SMEs and large companies

Academic Management

Expert in planning, implementation, management and evaluation of academic processes in Higher Education Institutions

Project Management

Great ability to plan, manage, execute and evaluate initiatives and projects

Time Management

Skills to prioritize tasks and activities and accurate schedule execution

Efficient Leadership

Excellent teamwork management and coordination focused on goals and results achievement

Negotiation and Sales

Great results-oriented and commercial vision and expert in international negotiation and sales closing


International expert lecturer for different public and levels of audience exigency

Interpersonal Relationships

Ease to connect with colleagues and professionals, with high emotional and relational empathy

Conflict resolution

Analytical thinking and highly-skilled on synthesis of problems and conflicts resolution

Work Under Pressure

Great ability to work efficiently under high pressure and stress conditions

Knowledge Transmission and Diffusion

Education expert at all levels with a proactive and participatory approach

Interests & Hobbies

  • Wildlife
  • Culture
  • Soccer
  • Gym
  • History
  • Music
  • Travel

Professional Experience

February 2018 - Present Dean of the Economics and Administrative Sciences Faculty Universidad El Bosque, Bogota, Colombia
April 2017 - April 2018 President Association of Marketing Programs ASPROMER, Bogota, Colombia
June 2015 - January 2018 Senior Consultant EIAM-PRIME Business School, Executive Education, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogota, Colombia
January 2015 - January 2018 Academic Dean of Marketing and International Business EIAM-PRIME Business School, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogota, Colombia
October 2014 - December 2017 Guest Professor CETYS Universidad Baja California, Postgraduate School, Mexicali & Ensenada, Mexico
July 2014 - January 2018 Associate Professor EIAM-PRIME Business School, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogota, Colombia
March 2014 - December 2015 Management Advisor Miss Conversion, S.L., Valencia, Spain
March 2013 - March 2014 Government Relations Manager. Project Manager Media Plus Holding Ltd., Panama, Colombia, Belgium
May 2010 - December 2015 Management Advisor Nueva Betera Urbana, S.L., Betera, Spain
Februrary 2010 - September 2012 Assistant Consultant, Management Advisor, Project Manager Toki Engineering S.L., Godella, Spain
February 2007 - December 2008 Assistant Consultant. Management Advisor Serpico S.L., Picassent, Spain
March 2006 - October 2008 Assistant Consultant. Management Advisor Lak2 Fegase 2000, S.L., Manises, Spain
Februrary 2005 - December 2009 Assistant Consultant of the HR, Quality and R&D Departments Grupo Maporta S.L., Picassent, Spain

Academic Background

September 2010 - January 2014 Ph.D. in Economics, Management and Business Administration Universidad Catolica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
January 2009 - March de 2010 Advanced Studies Diploma Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
January 2008 - May 2009 Business Management Specialization Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
November 2007 - January 2008 Master's degree in Occupational Health and Risk Assessment, specialization in Ergonomics and Applied Psychology Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
November 2007 - January 2008 Master's degree in Occupational Health and Risk Assessment, specialization in Occupational Safety Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
March 2006 - November 2007 Master's degree in Occupational Health and Risk Assessment, specialization in Industrial Hygiene Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
September 2003 - November 2006 Industrial Management Engineering Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
September 2000 - August 2003 Industrial Engineering Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Soft Skills

Adaptation to Change and Diversity
Assertiveness and Active Listening
Autonomy and Leadership
Consistency and Self-Confidence
Continuous Self-Learning
Ethics, Integrity and Humanism
Flexibility and Tolerance
Focus towards Excellence
Holistic Vision
Positive Proactivity
Resilience and Self-Improvement
Responsibility and Commitment
Versatility and Polyvalence

Hard Skills

Academic Research
Business Micro and Macroenvironment
Business Strategy
Corporate University
Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Economy and Finance
Digital Marketing
HTML5 Programming
International Marketing
Knowledge Management
Market Research
Multiculturalism and Globalization
Personal Branding
Political Marketing
Product and Service Brand Positioning
Social and Inclusive Business
Social Marketing
Social Media
Strategic Planning
Viral Marketing

Language Skills


10 years of experience building strong personal and professional links!

Here are some examples!
I have had the honor and pleasure to collaborate with Prof. Toni Alonso in several academic, research and consultancy projects, and I can attest the broad knowledge and experience that Dr. Alonso has in Marketing and the International Business field, demonstrating outstanding gifts for interpersonal relationships and an innate ability for the transmission and diffusion of knowledge.
Prof. Antonio Diaz, Ph.D. Official Education Corporate Director at IMF Smart Education, Madrid, Colombia
Dr. Toni Alonso has collaborated as a guest lecturer in postgraduate programs at our campuses in Mexicali and Ensenada, Baja California, emphasizing his commitment and focus towards excellence, outstanding communicative abilities, professional and personal values that make him a leader in teaching and transmission knowledge fields.
Prof. Dr. Francisco Velez Director of the Business Administration School, CETYS Universidad Baja California, Mexicali, Mexico
Prof. Toni Alonso stands out above all for being an excellent communicator and transmitter of knowledge, besides being a highly-skilled professional in planning and organizing projects. He is able to work autonomously and independently, enjoying a high focus towards goals completion and job performance excellency.

It was undoubtedly a pleasure to work alongside, when we met at Media Plus Holding Ltd., while we were doing a project in Colombia in 2013.
Uxia Fernandez Senior Product Owner at Medidata Solutions Ltd., London, United Kingdom & New York City, USA
I had the pleasure to co-direct the Doctoral dissertation of Dr. Toni Alonso, where he obtained the highest possible grade, being one of the most brilliant doctoral students who I have ever had. He is a self-taught, restless and perseverant professional, with high innate competences in planning and management. In addition he has a remarkable ability for communication and transmission of knowledge.
Prof. Vicent Almenar, Ph.D. Associate Professor at Universidad Catolica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
From Toni Alonso I admire the passion with which he performs his work, always purposeful, committed and enthusiastic. We had the opportunity to develop together academic projects and common research material, always looking for optimal results. In addition, I can commend the treatment to colleagues, collaborators, students and parents, sharing his good energy and being always ready to present the best options and solutions to solve any unexpected situation.
Prof. Lorena Palacios, Ph.D. Associate Professor at TEC de Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mexico
I have worked with Dr. Alonso in consulting projects for large Colombian companies such as POSTOBON and TERPEL, and I would love to continue developing more projects of this magnitude, for his valuable business perspective and modern organizational dynamics, his commitment to excellence in everything he performs and his high standards as a person and workmate.
Pex Parra Consultant at Parra Duque & Asociados, Bogota, Colombia
I know Dr. Toni Alonso's professional performance as Academic Dean of the Marketing and International Business Program at our Universidad Sergio Arboleda very well, and I can say that he is a person who always demands on himself the highest levels of results and excellence. Also, I would like to highlight his outstanding academic and research competences, reinforced by a dedication and passion for his job.
Marta Corzo Vicedean at EIAM-PRIME Business School, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogota, Colombia
Without doubt Prof. Toni Alonso is a professional with great leadership and management skills in academic, research and business fields. He also stands out for his extraordinary oratory and knowledge transmission competences, in all types of scenarios and for all types of audiences, describing him as a passionate professional in everything he does, committed to society and loyal to his work. Our professional relationship led to a personal friendship that has lasted to this day.
Prof. Reyna Aguilera, Ph.D. Associate Professor at TEC Monterrey, Aguascalientes, Mexico
I had the opportunity to meet Toni Alonso in my stage at the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia. I had the honor of being his director in the Advanced Studies Diploma dissertation. For me it was a great experience to be able to lead a person like him, with so much energy and desire to learn, obtaining the maximum possible grade.
Ing. Jordi Mauri, Ph.D. Project Manager at Horizon 2020, Universitat Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
I know Dr. Toni Alonso personally and professionally, and I have been able to appreciate his values as a person and his great professional abilities in different ways and areas, mainly academia, research and consultancy. I can also certify his excellent management and academic skills, notably his outstanding work as the Academic Dean of the International Business and Marketing Program at Universidad Sergio Arboleda.
Mauricio Diagama President at MD consultores, Bogota, Colombia
Dr. Toni Alonso's abilities are beyond doubt, and his skills, competences, innate and committed sense of duty and excellence comply to the highest quality academic standards, relating to research or consultancy projects in which he had the opportunity to participate at Universidad Sergio Arboleda. His ability to transmit knowledge and his moral integrity and humanism deserve to be mentioned as a model professional for our International School of Management and Marketing, and a superior added value to our PRIME Business School.
Ignacio Gaitan President at El Colombiano, Medellin, Colombia
My partners and I can testify that Dr. Toni Alonso is a professional of the highest competence in diverse fields, ranging from business planning and strategy, to financial analysis and diagnosis, marketing, human resources, project management and engineering. Dr. Alonso s interaction with others is excellent, standing out as an integral person. His teamwork ability is outstanding, for example, his transmission of knowledge to students and professors.
Sorin Cojocaru Cofounder & CEO at Miss Conversion, Valencia, Spain
I would like to express my sincere satisfaction on having the opportunity to co-direct Dr. Toni Alonso's Doctoral dissertation in which he obtained the highest grade: Summa Cum Laude. I have also collaborated in different projects with Dr. Alonso, knowing him very well as a colleague and as a person. I consider him a very educated person with extensive knowledge in various areas related to economics and business, emphasizing his ability to connect with professionals and other colleagues, as well as his innate qualities for academic teaching, highlighting outstanding communicative strengths and the highest levels of excellence and human quality.
Prof. Marta Peris, Ph.D. Associate Professor at Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
I have had the opportunity to work with consultancy projects with Prof. Toni Alonso for companies such as SURAMERICANA, POSTOBON and TERPEL, and the performance and added value that Dr. Alonso contributed to these projects were always at the highest levels of excellence, noteworthy for his professionalism, dedication, enthusiasm and highest levels of productivity.
Mauricio Isaza CEO at Organizacion Equitel S.A., Bogota, Colombia

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