Carles Rúa Costa

Head of Innovation, Port of Barcelona

Carles  Rúa Costa

Speaker Bio


Carles Rúa Costa is an Industrial Engineer by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (BarcelonaTech). Head of Innovation at the Port Authority of Barcelona. He is also director of the Master Executive in Lean Supply Chain Management (BarcelonaTech), teacher of the Escola Europea of Intermodal Transport and co-editor of the port focused innovation blog PierNext. His professional activity has been developed in the fields of logistics, quality and management information systems, where he has acted as a freelance engineer and for consultancy companies. In the university field, he has been a professor at the Department of Business Organization of BarcelonaTech for more than 25 years. He also teaches logistics and port management in some masters in Spain and South America.