With a degree in industrial engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and having studied a Management Training Programme (PDD) at IESE, Carlos Grau has enjoyed an impressive career both in the field of information and communication technology and digital business development. After holding several management positions in sales and marketing in companies within the ICT sector, such as Hewlett-Packard, Accenture and Telefónica, Grau joined Microsoft as General Manager in Catalonia.
In recent years, Grau has focused his professional activity on the field of innovation, where he has led projects such as Biid, a startup centred on mobile identity, or Step One Ventures, a venture capital fund that invests in technological companies with high growth potential. He has also acted as a mentor to entrepreneurs through Barcelona Activa or the Startupbootcamp IoT & Data business acceleration programme promoted in partnership with MWCapital.
In November 2017, Carlos Grau was named CEO of the Mobile World Capital Barcelona Foundation (MWCB).