Arthur D. Little Announces the Appointment of
Carlos Abad as New Managing Director in Spain
June 02, 2010 07:08 AM Eastern Daylight Time
MADRID--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Arthur D. Little, the leading global management consultancy linking
strategy, technology, and innovation, is pleased to announce that Carlos Abad has joined the firm as Managing
Director of Arthur D. Little Spain.
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