Ross, Sebastian

Sebastian Ross

Sebastian Ross is a thought leader and consultant in the space of People, Culture, and Conscious Business. Sebastian started his career as an entrepreneur in the technology space and later as a partner in a venture capital firm. In recent years, Sebastian held leadership roles as CEO and other C-level positions with several international scaleups. He is currently the Director of the School of Founders at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Europe’s #1 rated school for executive education.
Sebastian is together with Verne Harnish author of the book Scaling Up Compensation – Five Design Principles for Turning Your Largest Expense into a Strategic Advantage (published June 2021), and also contributed three chapters to the international bestseller Scaling Up by Verne Harnish (over 500.000 copies sold).
Sebastian co-founded the Spanish chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and was a board member for many years. He co-founded the Spanish Conscious Capitalism chapter and is currently the President of the Spanish Conscious Capitalism Foundation.
Sebastian received a Ph.D. and an MBA from the University of Cologne, a Master of International Business Administration from ESADE Business School in Barcelona. He further completed the Entrepreneurial Master Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also an elected member of the Royal European Academy of Doctors.
Sebastian is German and has been living in Barcelona for 22 years. He is married and has two sons.