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Vice President CEO’s Office
Carlos Merino is Vice President of the CEO´s Office at ABL Aviation. In this role, Carlos oversees the investor relations department; producing investor materials, conducting market research in the evaluation of potential investment opportunities and representing ABL Aviation at industry events. He also drives the aircraft purchase transaction processes in coordination with various ABL Aviation departments in offices around the world with third-party advisers, assisting in the negotiation and structuring of the transactions.
Carlos previously worked at Lignum Capital PFP, a leading Spanish equity crowdfunding platform authorised and supervised by the CNMV (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores), as Operations Manager. In his role, the company successfully closed 13 fundraising transactions for start-ups and early-stage companies. Leading the business development strategy and Lignum Capital’s analysts team, and reporting to the firm’s shareholders, Carlos gained valuable professional skills such as fund-raising projects coordination and commercialisation, accredited investor relations management, valuation and modelling working with both traditional (DCF) and alternative methodologies (Venture Capital Method, Market Approach Method and Balance Scorecard).
Previously, Carlos worked at Lawell Law & Strategy, a corporate law boutique that provides specialized services in the area of mercantile law; and at L’Air Liquide’s Corporate Strategy department, analysing business opportunities in the Spanish engine production and emission testing markets, and the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020).
Carlos also has entrepreneurial background, founding Neckabout in 2015, a handmade accessories fashion brand, and Lastweek.es in 2010, an online based travel agency start-up.
Carlos graduated in Business Administration and Law from Carlos III University of Madrid and studied at the ESC Rennes School of Business (France) as part of the Undergraduate Exchange Programme.
Outside of the office, Carlos enjoys playing sports, doing boxing regularly. He also loves the outdoors and some of his favourite hobbies include sailing and skiing. Carlos is an enthusiast of literature and mainly enjoys reading Russian authors and classic novels. The opportunity to travel and work within an international environment was a big factor in moving to Dublin and working at ABL Aviation.