Carles Llorens, born in Córdoba in 1963, Trustee of Fundación Bancaria Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona “la Caixa”, since July 2018.

    He holds a Bachelor Degree in Catalan philology. International adviser. He is currently the Secretary-General of the global organisation for regions, ‘United Regions Organization (ORU-Fogar)’.

    He has performed various different roles in Catalan politics. A militant political activist in the ‘Convergència’ nationalist party, he was the director of the party’s Training Institute, and its International Relations’ secretary from 2004 to 2011. Accordingly, he managed the incorporation to the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party (ELDR Party) and formed part of its Steering Committee. He also formed part of the Executive Committee of Liberal International.

    He was Government delegate in the Comarques or Districts of Girona (1999-2004) under the Generalitat Government of Catalonia of Jordi Pujol, and Director-General of International Cooperation of the Generalitat (2010-2014) under the Government of Artur Mas. During these years, he was a Platform spokesperson, the local and regional cooperation network for the European Union, and responsible for cooperation of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions.  He participated intensely in the ‘Post-2015’ debates of these platforms which led to the establishment of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.

    He has been economic vice-president of the Ateneu Barcelonès (Barcelona Athenaeum) association since March 2017.

    He is author and co-author of various historical and political reflection works with 'Reconstrucció nacional' (1995); 'Sunyol, l’altre president afusellat' (1996); 'Història del Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona' (1997); 'Breu història del F.C. Barcelona' (1997); 'La Guerra de Cuba' (1998); 'Petita història de Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya' (1998); 'Dissidents' (2007), 'Disidentes. Las voces que Castro no ha podido silenciar' (2008); 'Una política internacional per a Catalunya' (2010) and 'Josep Sunyol, president assassinat' (2011), among others.

    Latest update: July 2018