Miguel Carmelo, who has served as vice president of the American Business Council (ABC), has been elected the new president of this important business association. He replaces Marcos de Quinto, who has presided over this organization for the last four years.
Founded in 1988, the ABC is the only association that exclusively represents the interests of North American companies in Spain. The leading 53 U.S. corporations present in Spain are all members of the American Business Council and are represented at the highest level. Miguel Carmelo is president of Universidad Europea (since 1999), CEO of Laureate International Universities Europe and is a member of Laureate’s executive committee.
Miguel Carmelo holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and business from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a PhD from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He launched his career at Unilever in 1982 where he held various positions ultimately being appointed President and General Manager of Lever España in 1997.
As Chairman of the ABC, Miguel Carmelo will continue the trajectory of his predecessors, promoting the common interests of the United States, Spain and Europe. His aim, as he himself states is "to share the pride of belonging to an elite association of large businesses that has a significant level of scope and influence in economic, social and cultural spheres; and that this impact can translate into the creation of development and progress for Spain, Europe and the United States.”
Miguel Carmelo is the author of a blog, in which he reflects upon the role of the university within society as an institution open to debate and a fundamental player in progress. Together with Sergio Calvo, he is co-author of the book "University Branding. Making Your Mark," published by Delta Publicaciones.
This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.