Joan Romero

CEO, ACCIÓ | Catalonia Trade & Investment

Joan Romero

Speaker Bio

Joan Romero i Circuns, CEO of Catalonia Trade & Investment (CT&I), Government of Catalonia.

Born in Barcelona in 1972.

He holds a Degree in Economics from the University of Barcelona, a Master in Operations Management and a Diploma DAF in Operations and Innovation, both from ESADE. He taught Spanish and World Economy as a professor at the University of Barcelona.

He started working in the financial and strategic consultancy before joining CT&I, where he has been Executive Secretary and Executive Director. In 2017, he has been designated as the CEO. During his tenure, CT&I has been awarded as IPA (Investment Promotion Agency) of the year (fDi Strategy Awards).

Mr. Romero has participated in the preparation of several public policy Plans: the Catalan Agreement on Industry, several Research and Innovation Plans of Catalonia; Catalan Agreement on Research and Innovation and different CT&I Strategic Plans.

He has also conducted the Annual reports of Research and Innovation in Catalonia, the Annual Innovation Barometer and has participated in different analyses of the competitive situation of Catalonia and benchmarking processes pointing out Reviews of Regional Innovation - Catalonia OECD and Catalonia in World Competitiveness - IMD.