Dr. Sandra Comas

Dr. Sandra Comas

Dr. Sandra Comas teaches Leadership, Humanities, and Business Creativity at IE Business School, where she has received several awards for excellence. She has taught at Yale, Stanford, the City University of New York, and Singapore Management University. Professor Comas also enjoyed her work as a Visiting Scholar at Brown University. She is a consultant and speaker in Leadership, and has been invited to speak with several organizations, including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Adecco, Kempinski Hotels, IPG Mediabrands, Gotham Asset Management, Bühler, and Digital Energy. Professor Comas gave a TEDx talk at the Universidad de Navarra on Leonardo and the Artists: Leadership Lessons. Dr. Comas organized an event on 525th anniversary of the first voyage of Christopher Columbus, in the Canary Islands, for a reconsideration of this enterprise and its enduring impacts.

For ten years, Dr. Comas specialized in finance, working at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and managing $1 billion in portfolios while also achieving #1 in client relations at TIAA-CREF. Through her work in the financial services industry and current research, Dr. Comas joins the insights of business, history, and the arts with real-life opportunities for great leadership in our professional and personal worlds.


• Consultant or Speaker for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Adecco, Kempinski Hotels, IPG Mediabrands, Gotham Asset Management, Bühler, and Digital Energy

• TIAA-CREF 2007-2010, Wealth Management

• Morgan Stanley Smith Barney 2002-2007, Wealth Management

• Edward Jones 2000-2002, Wealth Management


• Visiting Professor, IE University 2011-present

• Academic Director, IE Publishing 2019

• Assistant Professor, Yale University 1990-2000

• Director of Graduate Studies, Yale University 1995-1998

• Director of Undergraduate Studies, Yale University 1992-1995

• Visiting Associate Professor, City University of New York 1994-1995


• Harvard Business School, Certification in Case Studies, 2014

• International Executive MBA, IE Business School, 2010

• PhD, Yale University, History and Literature, 1992

• M.Phil. Yale University, Philosophy, 1990

•  M.A. Yale University, History and Literature, 1988

• M.A Stanford University, French Studies, 1985

• École Normale Supérieure, French Philosophy, 1984

• L’Université de Paris, Sorbonne, French Studies, 1983

• M.A. Sanford University, Spanish History and Literature, 1982

• BA. Yale University, Comparative Literature and Spanish Studies, 1978