Francesc Homs, born in Barcelona in 1951, Trustee of Fundación Bancaria Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona ”la Caixa”, since June 2014 and member on the Board of Directors of CriteriaCaixa since 2013. He was appointed General Counsel for the Assembly of ”la Caixa” on behalf of the City Council of Barcelona and a member of the Board of Directors of ”la Caixa”, from May 2012 to June 2014, and Trustee of the ”la Caixa” Foundation during the same period. He has also been a board member of VidaCaixa since July 2013.
He graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Economic and Business Sciences from the University of Barcelona.
He is Executive Chairman of the consulting company INEO CORPORATE.
He began his professional career as an economist, lecturing as a professor of Industrial Economics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1980 – 1987). He was a Deputy of the Cortes Generales, economic spokesman for the Parliamentary Group of the Parliament of Catalonia (CiU) (1986-1999) and Chairman of the Industry and Energy Committee of the Congress of Deputies. He was elected Alderman for the City Council of Barcelona (1995-1999) and from between 2001 and 2003 he was Councillor for the Economy and Finance for the Government of Catalonia. He was a Deputy of the Parliament of Catalonia and member of the Parliamentary Delegation of the Congress of Deputies in the Council of Europe from 1989 to 1993.
In the private professional arena, he has been Executive Chairman of Áreas (1999 – 2001), Chairman of Abertis Logística (2007 – 2011), Chairman of the renewable energy company FERSA (2012-2015), Chairman of the Catalan Council of the European Movement (1992 – 1996) and member of the Management Board of Círculo de Economía. He lectured as a Professor on the Spanish Economy at the International University of Catalonia (UiC) for 8 years.
He is currently Vice-Chairman of InmoCriteria Caixa. He is a board member and advisor for several companies, including La Farga Group, a metallurgical company.
He is also Chairman of the University Advisory Board of the UiC, of the Board of Trustees of the Institut Guttmann Foundation and of the Spanish Committee of the ELEC (European League of Economic Cooperation).
Last updated: March 2019.