Carlos de la Iglesia Fuertes

Communications and Corporate Development Senior Director and Board Member at Microsoft Spain

Carlos joined Microsoft in April, 2003, as Communications lead, being responsible for internal and external communications. Later, he was appointed Communications and Corporate Development Director, adding Community Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Sustainability and Accessibility to his responsibilities. In 2006, he was also appointed responsible for the development and management of Microsoft Innovation Centers network in Spain (5 Microsoft Innovation Centers + 3 associated centers)

Before joining Microsoft, Carlos was Publisher and Editorial Director of IDG Communications Spain, with responsibility for the editorial strategy of all the publications of the company in Spain (ComputerWorld, PC World, iWorld, Macworld, Dealer World, Communications World, Diario Informático) as well as for the Internet presence of IDG in Spain.

During this time, he was also associated professor at the Instituto de Empresa business school in Madrid for the master course in Information Systems Management and the master course in E-Business.

Carlos studied journalism (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and has participated in numerous events giving lectures and presentations on topics related with IT and competitiveness, innovation, Information Society development, PR management, Communication disciplines and Corporate Social Responsibility strategies.