Albert Castellanos, Secretary for Business and Competitiveness of the Ministery of Business and Labour of the Generalitat de Catalunya
He holds a degree in Economics from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and master’s degrees in Public Economics (University of York, UK) and in Management (School of Public Administration of Catalonia).
Much of his professional career has been linked to public management. His experience in the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) from 2006 to 2011, in the fields of economic promotion -as executive secretary of ACCIÓ- and in research support policies -as executive director of AGAUR (Agency for Management of University and Research Grants)- is particularly noteworthy.
In recent years he has developed several responsibilities in the field of economic management in the Government of Catalonia. In January 2016, he was appointed Director General of Economic Promotion, Competition and Regulation. In October 2017, he was appointed Secretary of Finance. In June 2018, he was appointed Secretary General of the Ministry of the Vice-Presidency, Economy and Finance and, in June 2021, he was appointed Secretary for Business and Competitiveness of the Ministry of Business and Labour.
Previously, he focussed his career to management tasks within the university environment -specifically at the University of Barcelona (UB)- which he combined with his role as an associate professor of Economics at the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF).