The Mobile World Capital’s Board appoints the Executive Committee at their first meeting
An executive committee, with two deputy chairmen at the helm, will run the project’s initiatives
Following its constitution, the Mobile World Capital Foundation’s Board of Trustees held their first meeting on the 13th March, during which they appointed the members of Executive Committee, with two deputy chairmen, John Hoffman and Agustín Cordón, at the helm. It was also agreed to increase the number of representatives in the Board from two to three for each of the comprising institutions of the Mobile World Capital, which will turn Barcelona in the global flagship of the mobile industry.
The Board features the Mayor of Barcelona and Chairman of the Foundation, Xavier Trias, and the second deputy mayor and secretary of the Foundation, Sònia Recasens, representing the City Council; the State Secretary for Telecommunications and the Information Society, and deputy chairmen of the Foundation, Víctor Calvo-Sotelo, and the CEO of Red.es, Borja Adsuara, on behalf of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.
The Generalitat will be represented by the conseller d’Empresa i Ocupació, and deputy chairman of the Foundation, Francesc Xavier Mena, and the conseller de Cultura, Ferran Mascarell. Fira de Barcelona is represented by its Chairman, Josep Lluís Bonet, and CEO, Agustín Cordón, while Anne Bouverot, managing director of GSMA, and John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA Ltd., are the members appointed by the association that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide.
In today’s meeting, the Board also appointed the Foundation’s Executive Committee. John Hoffman and Agustí Cordón will be at the helm as executive deputy chairmen, with the latter taking on duties of Chairman and in charge of appointing the executive team responsible for developing every Mobile World Capital initiative. The Committee also includes Juan Corro, director of the cabinet for the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and the Information Society; Constantí Serrallonga, the municipal manager of the Barcelona City Council; and Josep Moragas, the CEO of the Catalan Generalitat’s ACC10.
A high-impact project
Last June, Barcelona was named the Mobile World Capital for the period from 2012 to 2018 by the GSMA. The project, which will have an estimated economic impact of around 3.5 billion euros, is based on four pillars: Mobile World Congress and Mobile World Hub, concerned, above all, with industry and business, and Mobile World Centre and Mobile World Festival, which will have more impact on people and their social lives.
As Mobile World Capital, Barcelona will be come a global benchmark in mobile technologies and an urban laboratory for new applications that will transform business and people’s lives through the development of an industrial and technological fabric linked to various aspects of day-to-day life, such as health, transport, shopping and leisure.
Barcelona, 26th March 2012
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