manuel martín lozano

Independent Consultant at Endeavor

United Arab Emirates

Bio Summary

Manuel is a management consultant focused on economic development and social impact with experience working in 15+ countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

He currently works at Strategy& in the Middle East, where he leads projects to drive economic growth. Manuel is a highly content-driven individual and has specialized in the modernization of government institutions, the development of the private sector, and the creation of innovation ecosystems. He typically manages teams of 2 to 5 consultants and advises heads of government entities across the Middle East.

In addition to his public sector experience, Manuel has worked with large corporates, startups, private equity firms, and sovereign wealth funds on a number of strategic projects across a variety of industries.

Furthermore, Manuel has worked as a contractor/ independent consultant on several social impact initiatives across the world, many of which were related to microfinance and entrepreneurship in low-income countries. He has built expertise on how to enable individuals living in distressed situations to overcome poverty traps and has developed a thorough understanding of how to design interventions to address unmet societal needs of the base of the pyramid.

Manuel graduated in two degrees, Economics and Law, at the University of Navarra, after completing exchange programs at the National University of Singapore, IESE Business School, and Cardiff University.

Employment History

Endeavor

Independent Consultant

Endeavor

June 2021 - present

Currently managing a team of three consultants on a research analysis to identify initiatives that Endeavor could implement to help Lebanese startups and scale-ups navigate the current economic downturn that Lebanon is going ...see more

ISF Advisors

Contractor

ISF Advisors

July 2021 - September 2021

Carried out a research exercise, interviewed key stakeholders in the smallholder farmers insurance industry, and drafted a report about agricultural insurance for smallholder farmers, with focus on the role of governments to ...see more

The Al-Kafaàt Foundation

Independent Consultant

The Al-Kafaàt Foundation

April 2020 - October 2020

Led a team of four consultants to design a fundraising strategy to cover the decline of funds provided by the Lebanese government caused by the worsening of the economic situation in the country. Designed a roadmap to rais ...see more

Strategy& (Formerly Booz & Co)

Senior Associate

Strategy& (Formerly Booz & Co)

August 2019 - March 2022

I currently work at Strategy& in the Middle East where I lead teams two to five consultants on projects for government entities focused on economic development and innovation (e.g., design of economic growth plans, developmen ...see more

Renovar a Mouraria

Independent Consultant

Renovar a Mouraria

July 2019 - August 2019

Drafted a plan for the NGO to increase its revenue across different lines of action in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of its operations. Socialized the plan with key stakeholders in the social sector and deve ...see more

company bank

Independent Consultant

Cooperativa De Ahorro Y Crédito Ética

July 2018 - September 2018

Analyzed opportunities to expand the microfinance cooperative bank to rural areas of Peru. Designed a plan to launch microfinance operations targeting women in a rural region of Peru through a partnership with a local rura ...see more

Banco Adopem

Independent Consultant

Banco Adopem

July 2017 - August 2017

Carried out an independent assessment of key business processes across the bank’s core departments to identify potential opportunities to minimize paperwork and iterations, automatize processes, increase efficiency and redu ...see more

Recumadrid

Mentor

Recumadrid

October 2017 - June 2018

Mentored four undergraduate students on an opportunity screening to broaden the business lines of Recumadrid (a social inclusion NGO). Designed a plan to launch a paper recycling and disposal logistics business line, enablin ...see more

MicroQuips

Independent Consultant

MicroQuips

July 2016 - August 2016

Categorized the beneficiaries of MicroQuips (a microfinance NGO) based on their default risk and defined a pricing scheme for loan renewals. Conducted a screening analysis to identify services that MicroQuips could provide ...see more

Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Of Spain

Intern

Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Of Spain

June 2015 - August 2015

Conducted analyses of the political and economic situation in Namibia and Botswana and forecasted their short-term growth. The analyses were reported to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain. Obtained the scholarship Glob ...see more

Strategy& (Formerly Booz & Co)

Associate

Strategy& (Formerly Booz & Co)

August 2015 - August 2019

Worked as an Associate (Senior Consultant equivalent) at Strategy& based in Madrid, where I worked on a variety of projects across a number of industries. I spent a significant portion of my time working with private equity f ...see more

Pioneer Insurance

Intern

Pioneer Insurance

June 2014 - July 2014

Carried out financial analyses of publicly traded Filipino and collaborated in the assessment of potential investment decisions. Spent a week living in a rural area assessing the microinsurance selling process of insurance a ...see more

company bank

Co-founder

ASAP Ordenadores

June 2013 - January 2014

While at university, I partnered with a computer scientist to launch a company to sell customized high-end desktop computers in Navarra (Spain). Managed to sell computers at a 20% lower price than local competitors, reaching ...see more

company bank

Intern

Leroy Merlin

June 2012 - August 2012

Designed a plan for the store of Leroy Melin in Pamplona (Spain) to regain lost sales due to a recently established local competitor (~10% of last year's sales) and drafted a roadmap for its implementation. The plan was execu ...see more

Selected Project Experience

Project Description:
Developed the economic growth strategy for one of the main cities in the GCC with a twofold approach: - Identification of the structural barriers within the domestic economic institutions that were curtailing growth (e.g., inefficient economic policies discouraging foreign investments, monopolistic state-owned enterprises hampering the development of SMEs) and definition of a plan to address them - Screening analysis of emerging high value-adding industries in which the city could achieve competitive advantages and lead its development in the mid-term

Industry: Public Sector

Topic(s): Economic Development


Project Description:
Designed the national research, development, and innovation strategy for one of the major countries in the GCC. - Redefined the overall governance model of the local innovation ecosystem to adapt it to best practices - Designed the funding model and financial instruments for the government to channel funds to research, development, and innovation institutions - Defined priority areas for research based on the country’s domestic strengths and grand challenges

Industry: Public Sector

Topic(s): Economic Development


Project Description:
Worked on a variety of projects to help private equity firms and other investors acquire and integrate assets, primarily companies, across a number of industries. Conducted market research, developed financial models, interviewed subject matter experts, developed reports, led meetings with buy- and sell-side stakeholders, and worked on PMOs to execute integrations.

Industry: Professional Services

Topic(s): Transactions

Education

Bachelor's in Economics

University of Navarra

2015

Bachelor's in Pre-Law

University of Navarra

2015

Bachelor's in Economics

National University of Singapore

2014

Bachelor's in Business Administration/Management

IESE Business School

2014

Bachelor's in Economics

Cardiff University

2013

Language Skills

Country Experience

Cyprus Dominican Republic Ghana Lebanon Namibia Peru Philippines Portugal Saudi Arabia Singapore Spain Switzerland Turkey United Arab Emirates United Kingdom

Skills

Economics, Policy, and Social Studies

City development,

Education to Employment,

Impact Assessment,

Policy Development,

Economic Planning

Business

Business Case,

Innovation Strategy,

Scenario Planning,

Strategic Planning,

Commercial Due Diligence,

Corporate Venture Capital,

Deal Sourcing and Execution,

M&A Strategy & Due Diligence,

Merger & Acquisitions,

Operational Due Diligence,

Post Merger Integration,

Target Search,

Project Management,

Business Planning,

Feasability Studies,

Strategic Management,

Business Unit Strategy,

Growth Strategy,

Business Process Management,

Joint Ventures & Alliances,

Corporate Strategy,

Environment

Circular Economy,

Food Systems and Security,

Sustainable Investing

Finance

Financial Analysis,

Financial Modeling,

Financial Planning

Human Resources

Capability Development

Industry Experience

Social Sector

Foundations and Philanthropy,

NGOs and Nonprofits

Principal Investors

Pension funds,

Venture Capital,

Sovereign Wealth Fund,

Private Equity

Agriculture

Crops,

Argicultural Inputs,

Livestock,