Founder and President
Barrabés Consul Holding Group
“We are mountaineers who sell climbers means to climb mountains, to enjoy them, to conquer tops, to conquer illusions.” Carlos Barrabés has followed this philosophy all his life: helping people and companies to conquer their goals. Barrabés started his business adventure in 1995, transforming a traditional alpinism and mountain gear store into what would become a top worldwide reference in online retail business, www.barrabes.com . He shares his acquired knowledge and vision as adviser of large companies and governments. He also fosters the use of strategic innovation and technology as a means of differentiation to increase competitiveness and development. He has led high-impact transforming initiatives, such as setting up Walqa Technology Park and its Internet Excellence Centre as a territorial development instrument; launching several policies and programmes for increasing competitiveness of SMEs; and social cohesion programmes. He is personal adviser to the president of one of the most relevant Spanish banks, and adviser to the Boards of Directors of Vodafone, Ashoka, FM Logistic, Spanish Green Business Accelerator, Rusticae and Seguros Broker.