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Alberto Abadia
Private Sector Adviser, Team Leader and CoP , Freelance
Orense, Spain
Private Sector Development Specialist and Project Manager with 30-year experience in competitiveness, clusters, SME development, entrepreneurship, value chain analysis, business financing and M&E. Mr. Abadia led national and regional private sector development projects and provided advisory services to initiatives in some 30 countries in Central Asia, Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Latin America
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Area of Expertise:
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
Profile: Alberto Abadia is a Private Sector Development Specialist and Project Manager with over 30 years of experience in some 30 countries; adviser specialized in value chain development, innovation, competitiveness, economic growth, trade and investment promotion, business planning, MSME development, and PPPs; author of country-level trade and economic development strategies (7), plans on special economic zones -SEZs- and industrial parks (Russia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Abu Dhabi Emirate, Jordan-Iraq), and value chain analyses / business plans (50+); experienced Chief of Party, Project Manager and Team Leader with proven success managing teams of up to 300 people and budgets of up to $100M; worked for donors like WB, USAID, EU, UN, IADB and ADB; experienced coach and facilitator; holds an MBA by University of Georgetown and a BS in Electronics Engineering by Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya; PhD Candidate.

Achievements: Mr. Abadia has served as Chief of Party (Project Leader) and Deputy Chief of Party in large private sector development projects, managing budgets up to $90M and staff up to 300 employees. He managed projects or authored plans for private sector development in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Abu Dhabi Emirate. Mr. Abadia also wrote some 50 business plans for middle-size and large projects, and initiated and managed several international ventures.


- Project Management;
- Competitiveness, Cluster and Sector Development; Value Chain Analysis;
- Business enabling policies; Business and Investment Planning; Fundraising; Entrepreneurship;
- Monitoring and Evaluation;
- Excellent facilitator, negotiator and communicator; Trainer

- Agriculture and Agro-business;
- Extractive Sector;
- Transportation and Logistics; Imports/Exports;
- Strategy, Consulting Services and Business Development Specialists


Europe - Spain, Italy, Germany
North America - United States of America
Central Asia and Middle East - Iraq, Kazakstan, Georgia, Russia, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyz Republic,
Afghanistan, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates
Southeast Asia - Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines
East Africa - Uganda
Latin America and the Caribbean - Argentina, Mexico, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador.

LANGUAGES: English (fluent), Spanish (native fluency), Catalan (fluent)
Conversational Level: Russian, Portuguese, French
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, The Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business - Washington, DC, USA
Master of Business Administration - May 2003
- GMAT: 770 (99%). Georgetown MBA Scholar - recipient of merit-based scholarship
- President, Madrid Trek 2002; Vice-President, European Business Association
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Spanish, Russian
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