Prof. Lago joined the Maisha Board of Directors in 2015 a non-executive director. He is Professor in the Production, Technology and Operations Management Department, and Co-Director of The Africa Initiative at IESE Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was distinguished as a Gordon F. Newell Fellow. He also holds a degree in civil engineering from the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya. Prof. Lago’s interests focus on the management of complex operations systems, both for manufacturing and services environment.

Prof. Lago has been a visiting professor at Strathmore Business School and has been involved in several consulting projects in East Africa. He is the Co-Director of the IESE Africa Initiative and the Academic Director of the IESE MBA Module in Kenya on Doing Business in Africa.

Prof. Lago sits on the advisory board of Strathmore Business School as well as Lagos Business School. He has also extensive experience as a senior consultant in the area of operations and service management, having worked for large industrial and retail firms, airlines and airport authorities, and lately for banks and insurance companies, among others.