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Carlos de Abajo


Carlos de Abajo



Carlos de Abajo has been an investment banking professional for the last 27 years, working for several banks in both London and Madrid in over 100 M&A, capital markets and financing transactions. In addition, Carlos has always been interested in academia, lecturing at different universities and currently finalizing his DBA thesis in Management and Technology. Carlos is member of the MIT/Comillas Energy Initiative research team, where he recently published a working paper (A business plan to achieve full electrification in Rwanda under the Integrated Distribution Framework (IDF), Global Commission to End Energy Poverty (MIT Energy Initiative), Working Paper Series, 2020) and is currently involved in several research initiatives. Carlos is interested in impact investing in general and in contributing his professional expertise to the economic and social development of Third World countries.

Corporate Experience

• Managing Director Investment Banking and Head of M&A Iberia, Bank of America, Spain, 2014 – Present

• CEO, Fidentiis Capital, Spain, 2013 – 2014

• Managing Director Investment Banking and Head of M&A Iberia, Morgan Stanley, UK/Spain, 2000 – 2013

• VP Investment Banking, Credit Suisse First Boston, Spain,1997 – 2000

• Associate Corporate Finance, UBS Limited, UK, 1994 – 1997

• Legal and Tax Advisor, Arthur Andersen ALT, Spain, 1993 – 1994

Academic Experience

• Professor of Mergers & Acquisitions, ICADE University, Spain, 2001-2010, 2021 – Present

• Adjunct Professor of Advanced Corporate Finance, IE University, Spain, 2017 – Present

• Assistant Professor, CUNEF University, Spain, 1998 – 2000

Academic Background

• DBA in Management and Technology, ICAI/ICADE University, Spain, 1997 – Present

• Master in Finance course, University of Birmingham, UK, 1992 – 1993

• Bachelor in Business Administration (E-3), ICADE University, Spain, 1987 – 1993

• Bachelor in Law (E-3), ICADE University, Spain, 1987 – 1992