Marcos Bernat, MBA
Marcos Bernat, MBA is President of the
Marcos was born in Barcelona in 1964 and is married with two kids. He earned a degree in Gemology at Universitat de Barcelona and an MBA at IESE.
For 24 years he worked for his family business, Chupa Chups, the only global children confectionery brand (over 150 countries). In the decade of the 90s when his generation took over, the company’s net sales multiplied by 40 (23% CAGR during 10 years). As an entrepreneur, he created the Smint product and brand (powermints). After 3 years, it become a successful brand in more than 60 countries and category leader. After 10 years, it represented 30% of the company’s sales and profit, achieving total candy market leadership in 5 counties. He became CEO of Chupa Chups and was fully involved in its M&A process with record multiples in 2006.
Marcos is an active investor with a focus in technology and cleantech. He is an member of 9 other boards in different industries. This is balanced with studies in dramatic art, philosophy, and brain biology. He travels extensively around the world both for business and leisure. Marcos is trilingual in Spanish, English, and Catalan, with good command of French, Italian, and Portuguese. He is concerned about the environment and is a founding member of Consultores sin Fronteras, an NGO that promotes a balance between economical, ethical, and emotional values.
He believes that humankind has to evolve in many ways from its current position and upgrade its consciousness. He believes interdisciplinarity is the strongest source of innovation. Finally, he likes challenges and anticipating the future.
Marcos is an alumnus of the Singularity University Executive Program 2010.