Catalina Parra Industrial Engineer by ICAI and MBA by IESE Business School. She is founder and chairwoman of Chandra3X, an impact-investment vehicle, from which she participates, monitors and mentors social entrepreneurs. She is also founder and chairwoman of Fundación Hazloposible, a technology-based NGO serving social purposes.
In the previous years, from Philanthropic Intelligence LLC, she has been advising individuals, families and companies about philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, and social investments, in Spain, USA and Latin-America. She also founded the first European technology-based social enterprises accelerator: UEIA. Prior to that she was CEO of Fundación Tomillo in Madrid, a leading NGO in the social inclusion and public services sectors.
Before diving into the social arena, Catalina was Principal (“Partner”) at Mecer Management Consulting (today Oliver & Wyman) where she managed strategic projects for Spanish and multinational companies, mainly in Telecommunications/Internet sector.
Together with this professional positions, Catalina has been professor in ICAI (U.P. Comillas), IE Business School (Instituto de Empresa), Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles and Instituto Europeo di Design. She collaborates with some written media and is a frequent speaker in national and international conferences on Social Enterprises. She belongs to the Madrid IESE Alumni Council.