Graduate and PhD in Economics and Business Studies. Lecturer in Economic Theory, from 1984. Economist with the Studies Service of “La Caixa”
In the public domain, he has been Minister of Industry and Energy, Government Spokesman, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Science and Technology; and Deputy and Member of the Spanish Parliament and Deputy in the Parlament of Catalunya.
In the private sector, he has had several responsibilities in Ercros, Vueling, Airbus, Grupo VW, OHL, Alantra and BCG, among other companies. He has been President of the Círculo de Economía, and is currently Vice Chairman of “Círculo de Empresarios”, President of “Fundación Iberoamericana Empresarial” and President of “CITPax”, among other participations in civil society institutions.