Carles Crespo

Corporate Business Development Leader, Isle Group


 Energizing, clear thinker and resourceful leader with standout success in growth and profitability by positioning strategic business units, regional business in large companies or startup´s as a main global water player. An excellent motivator of people and driver of innovation, expert in formulate strategic plans and translate it into marketing and sales programs by ensuring the operational targets overseeing all company sales activities directly or indirectly (direct reports) into cross-functional matrix organizations (finance, HR, EHS, supply chain, etc). 

He worked more than 20 years across the world in different sales and market leadership roles for top water technology companies (GE Water, now Suez, in Spain and Brussels), water innovative startups (Akvola Technologies GmbH, in Berlin), and water small medium technology firms, like (ITN Nanovation AG, in South Germany). A part he worked in consulting leadership roles for an operations consulting firm, Highland Worldwide Group in Atlanta and a civil engineering firm, ACS Group in Singapore. 

Currently, as Corporate Business Development Leader for Isle Group, an UK independent water technology consulting firm, he is responsible for provide world-class water and wastewater management and treatment projects for our industrial clients and have a hand in transforming tomorrow. With a profound water industry knowledge, deep international experience and advisory passion and mindset, are major assets that will focus on tackling the toughest water and wastewater challenges, as he supports all aspects of our corporate level business relationships and growth strategies in EMEA and United States. 

Carles holds two engineering degrees, Chemical Engineering and Industrial Engineering (specialization in Chemicals) with honors from Institut Químic de Sarrià in Barcelona and has also completed an MBA at ESADE Business School. 

Member of ACIDH Association (Association of Integration and Human Development), that helps borderline communities to gain social integration and employment.