Carlos Montes

Lead of the Innovation Hub for Prosperity, Cambridge Judge Business School CIGB

Carlos Montes leads the Innovation Hub for Prosperity at the Cambridge University Judge Business School. The Hub focuses on research and adoption of open transaction networks, considered “the most exciting business transformation happening around the world,” by Nandan Nilekani, the main architect of India’s digital transformation. Carlos is committed to unlocking growth and shared prosperity through market-based innovations that scale.

Carlos’ career spans international institutions, government, and corporations, including the World Bank, European Commission, Cisco, and Accenture. For eight years, he was engaged in frontline social innovation in East London, starting under the Jamie Oliver brand.

His public service experience includes work in the UK Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit under Michael Barber and directing global evaluations of EU programmes, leading a €10 billion evaluation for the Council of Ministers. Recently, he served as lead advisor on a programme promoting best practices in governance, accountability, rule of law, and government capacity.

Carlos began his career as the youngest economist at Peru’s Central Bank. He holds postgraduate degrees in Economics from Yale and Columbia Universities.

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