Abad is a prominent figure in the Spanish business environment and well recognized as an independent consultant and advisor. He is also a member on the Board of Directors of the Spanish business association (Círculo de Empresarios) where he has been heavily involved in the promotion of new business enterprise. Abad comes to Arthur D. Little having served as the Managing Director of Sogecable (Digital +) and as the Managing Director of Canal+ previous to this. He also worked in the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. for 11 years, where he was named Partner in the Spanish office in 1988. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and has a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia University (New York), where he was awarded a Fulbright/Banco de Bilbao internship and graduated top of his finance class in 1983. Abad will take over from Jesús Portal, the current Managing Director of Arthur D. Little Spain, and will focus on the telecommunications, information technology and industrial sectors within Spain and at a European level. Michael Träm, Arthur D. Little’s Global Managing Director, says “The appointment of Carlos to lead the Spanish practice is, without doubt, an extraordinary boost to the success of our new strategy. Carlos brings with him an outstanding track record and strong leadership credentials. He will be a real asset to our team.” Commenting on his new position at the consulting firm, Abad says, “It brings me enormous satisfaction to join and lead the excellent team of Arthur D. Little consultants in Spain and become part of such a successful and prestigious management consultancy with an impressive history. Large companies in all sectors require new strategic and organizational direction today more than ever, with innovation and technology playing a fundamental role. This is exactly where Arthur D. Little’s culture and orientation is directed towards.”
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Founded in 1886, Arthur D. Little was the world’s first professional management consulting firm. Arthur D. Little is a global leader in management consultancy, linking strategy, innovation and technology with deep industry knowledge. These last years, Arthur D. Little developed partnerships with more than 70% of Fortune 100 companies. Its teams conceive and implement sustainable, innovative and operational solutions. Arthur D Little is present in over 20 countries with more than 1000 consultants. With its partners Altran Technologies, the firm has access to a network of over 17.000 professionals.
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