Ours is a multidisciplinary team is made up of a permanent staff of forty highly qualified professionals including: civil engineers, industrial engineers, telecommunications engineers, architects, physicists, chemists, biologists, environmental scientists, geographers, economists , mathematicians and journalists, among others.
Board of trustees
Salvador Alemany Mas – President
Economist. Chairman of Saba Infraestructuras since July 2011, and previously CEO of the same company (since 1987) and Chairman of the Abertis Group (2009-2018). He has also held the positions of CEO of Abertis and CEO of Acesa Infraestructuras. Currently, Salvador Alemany is also President of the Board of Trustees of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, President of Geever. Honorary President of the Guild of Garages of Barcelona and of ASESGA (the Spanish Association of Parking and Garages). He has also held numerous other positions including Trustee of the “la Caixa” Banking Foundation, President of the “Círculo de Economía” and President of the Advisory Council for the Economic Reactivation and Growth of the Government of Catalonia.
Barcelona, 1957. Civil Engineer (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, UPC), MBA from ESADE and AMP from Columbia Business School. He has been CEO of the Institut Cerdà since 1996. He has more than 35 years of experience in the consulting sector. He has been an associate professor in the Department of Operations and Innovation Management at ESADE since 1988, he is author of the book “El Celler de Can Roca: generating value in service companies”, and he is member of the Ethics Commitee of Caritas Cataluña.
He is a Telecommunications Engineer, also has a Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering from the UPC, and has conducted research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is currently a Professor of Operations at IESE, where he is the holder of the CELSA Chair of Competitiveness in Manufacturing, Associate Director of Scientific Personnel, and a lecturer in the MBA, Executive Education and Custom programs. He is also Director of the Initiative for Excellence in Operations (INEO) at IESE, as well as the Industrial Excellence Award Spain. He has more than 10 years of strategy and operations consulting experience.
Albert Girbal Puig
He is an Industrial Engineer (UPC), PDG from the IESE Business School, Master in Managerial management from the School of Senior Management and Administration (EADA), Master of Science in Energy Engineering and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (University of Pennsylvania). He has held management positions in various industrial companies for more than 20 years and is currently a lecturer at the IESE Business School and develops consultancy work in the field of operations for industrial and service companies. He was Director of the Energy and Environment area of Institut Cerdà and currently collaborates in risk management and resilience activities.
Jaume Hugas Sabater
He is a Doctor in Law, Economics and Business from the University of Girona and the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia and an Industrial Engineer specialising in Energy (ETSIB – Polytechnic University of Barcelona). He also has a Master in Business Management and Administration from ESADE. He is a CPCL graduate from Harvard Business School and has completed postgraduate courses at Stanford, Darden, and Olin Business School. He has been a Lecturer of operations, innovation and Date Sciences at ESADE. He has been Director of the ESADE MBAs and Executive Director of ESADE Executive Education of the Barcelona, Madrid and Buenos Aires Campuses.
He graduated in Operations Management and Innovation at ESADE and has a Master’s degree in Supply Chains from the Catalan Institute of Logistics Research (ICIL) Foundation. He is currently Director General of Districenter, a logistics operator specialized in logistics service companies, retail and e-commerce. He also collaborates with various business and professional organisations, is president of ICIL, vice president and professor of the ICIL Foundation, vice president of PIMEC Logistics and a member of the executive committee of BCL. He has also participated as an academic collaborator at ESADE in their Operations related programmes. In 2008 he won the Operations and Logistics Manager of the Year prize, awarded by the Logistics Leaders Club (2008).
Frederic Sabrià Miracle
He has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Polytechnic University of Catalonia), Ph.D. and Master of Engineering (Berkeley, University of California). He is currently an lecturer in the Department of Operations and Technology at IESE (University of Navarra). He has been a visiting lecturer at IAE (Argentina) and HEC Lausanne (Switzerland). He has conducted research in the field of operations, transportation, and logistics. He is also a regular consultant for industrial, service and public administration companies. He was a member of the Olympic water polo team (4th place, Moscow 1980), and European Champion (Club Natación Barcelona, 1981).
Girona 1959. He is a Civil Engineer (UPC) specialised in Production (ESADE) who joined Institut Cerdà in 2016. His career to date has involved private sector civil engineering, consultancy and engineering. He has been the assistant to the General Director of GECSA Ingeniería y Obras SA, and Director of the Barcelona Branch of Bechtel España, SL. He has wide ranging experience in project development and direction of public works.
Barcelona, 1980. He has a degree in Environmental Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and PDG from the IESE Business School. Since 2019, he has directed and coordinated the Observatories and prospective studies related to the different knowledge topics of the Institut Cerdà: sustainability, crisis and resilience, innovation, commercial distribution, logistics, territory, etc. Between 2007 and 2019 he directed the sustainability area of the Institut Cerdà, having extensive experience in planning and comprehensive management of the different environmental aspects (waste, water, biodiversity, soil, etc.), as well as in the preparation and development of sustainability policies. Previously, he had collaborated with NCO Consulting in the preparation and development of European environmental projects and also participated in the analysis of the Prestige crisis.
Barcelona, 1970. He has a Degree in Geography (University of Barcelona), is a qualified Urban Planner (School of Public Administration of Catalonia), has a Masters in Urban Management (UPC) and a Masters in Urban and Land Use Studies (UPC, UPF and the School of Public Administration of Catalonia). He joined the Institut Cerdà 2001. He has extensive experience in planning, promoting and managing the territory, promoting public-private social collaboration processes and developing corporate responsibility. He had previously worked at the Cartographic Institute of Catalonia, at the University of Barcelona and at the company Barcelona Tecnología S.A.
Barcelona, 1965. She has a degree in Physics (University of Barcelona, UB), PDG from the IESE Business School, Masters in Environmental Technology and Engineering (Polytechnic University of Catalunya, UPC), Business Resilience Auditor for Business Resilience Certification Consortium International, BSI and AENOR ISO 22301 auditor and specialist. She is an expert in crisis management and risk analysis, resilience and business continuity, as well as in energy and environmental management. She was worked for the main energy, water, mobility, infrastructure, finance and food sector companies nationally and internationally, mainly from Insitut Cerdà’s Chile office and has directed the Crisis Management Support Service since it started up in 2010.
Joan Lluís Quer Cumsille | General Manager in Chile, and SeCRO (Service for Crisis and Resilience management in Organisations) director
Santiago de Chile in 1961, he is a Civil Engineer (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) and has a Masters in Business Administration from IESE. He joined Institut Cerdà in 2016. He joined the Institut Cerdà in 2016. He has extensive experience as the head of companies in the field of infrastructure and engineering services in transport and the environment. He has developed his professional career in the public and private sectors, he is an expert in comprehensive management of public-private collaboration projects, and especially in the basic services sector. His experience also extends to strategic consulting aimed at Management Committees, with an emphasis on risk management, crisis, resilience and business continuity.
Barcelona, 1970. He has a diploma in Business Studies (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, UOC) and a Masters in Management of non-profit organizations (University of Barcelona). Since 2004 he has coordinated the internal management of Institut Cerdà in terms of economic and financial aspects, procurement, human resources and information technology. He has extensive experience in management and accounting, tax and mercantile business consultancy. Before joining Institut Cerdà he worked in various consultancy companies, as well in various associations and private foundations.
Cristina Araúz Lombardía | Innovation Area Director
Barcelona, 1986. Degree in Mathematics from the University of Barcelona, Master and PhD in Mathematics from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. She joined the Institut Cerdà in 2015. She has experience in research and dissemination in the field of Discrete Mathematics and is a member of COMPTHE, a research group recognized by the Generalitat de Catalunya. She has participated in multiple projects related to various sectors: experience in prospecting for trends and new technologies, competition studies, relationship with startups and the entrepreneurial ecosystem, definition of new business models and sector studies related to innovation. She has previously worked as a price analyst for the eDreams OdigeO group.
Jéssica Civil Paulí | Logistic Area Director
Barcelona, 1985. Industrial Engineer specialized in Transport and Vehicles (UPC). She has completed a Postgraduate Degree in Integral Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development and an Executive Master in Innovation from EOI. He joined the Institut Cerdà in 2016. He has experience in public financing consultancy, both for large companies and startups, and in managing strategic R + D + i projects for private companies in various industrial sectors, as well as having participated in multiple projects related to the field of mobility. She has tackled programs at national and European level within the framework of funding programs of the European Commission.
Núria Santos Pérez | Risk and Resilience Area Director
Barcelona, 1977. Degree in Environmental Sciences (UAB). Master in Business Administration and Management (UPC). Postgraduate in Environmental Management in Business (UPF). She joined the Institut Cerdà in September 2015. She had previously worked at the Institut Cerdà as a consultant and waste manager in the Department of the Environment. She has been director of Environment and Mobility at the Badalona City Council for 8 years. She with experience in the implementation of business continuity, she trained as an ISO 22301 specialist and auditor. Certified member of the Business Continuity Institute (CBCI).