Fundació Barcelona Mobile World Capital Foundation is a public sector foundation created in 2012 by the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda, the Government of Catalonia, the City Council of Barcelona, Fira Internacional de Barcelona and GSMA Ltd. The Foundation is governed by the provisions of Law 4/2008 of April 24th, that approves the third book of the Civil Code of Catalonia related to legal persons, by its statutes and other laws that may apply.

Organization and functions

Governing bodies

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Board of trustees

The Board of Trustees is the Foundation’s highest governing and representative body.

The Board is responsible for complying with the entity’s foundational purposes and for diligently administrating the assets and rights constituting the Foundation’s assets, seeing to their sound performance and utility.

Delegate committee

The function of the Delegate Committee is to specifically monitor the “Mobile Acceleration Hub” project. On it sit the members of the board contributing funds to said initiative.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee, on which the founding members sit, is a body appointed by the Board and charged with monitoring the Foundation’s activity

Executive structure

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General Management

Aleix Valls

A mathematician and engineer with a Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics, Aleix Valls began his professional career in the field of research at the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), where he served from 2000 to 2004. During this period he also began his association with Compass Ingeniería y Sistemas, where he worked as project manager until 2006.

Between 2006 and 2012 Valls worked at different companies and on projects related to the field of Strategic Consulting. In January 2006 he joined The NODE Company, a provider of innovation services, as a senior associate. Between 2008 and 2010 Valls worked at LOOP Consultancy where as a senior manager he took on responsibility for the Dubai office and the management of business development for the entire region of Northern Africa and the Middle East. In July of 2010, Aleix Valls became a manager with the consulting firm Accenture, where he headed up Strategic Consulting projects in different sectors.

Aleix Valls is the current CEO of the Mobile World Capital Barcelona Foundation (MWCB) and responsible of 4YFN.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is an internal body including all the Foundation’s directors and whose role is to make executive decisions in a collegial manner.

Management Committee

The Management Committee is an internal body in which all the Foundation’s areas are represented and whose function is to monitor and coordinate the activities forming part of its operational plans.

Conduct Committee

The Conduct Committee is an internal body responsible for supervising the functioning of and compliance with the Code of Conduct and Responsible Practices.

Investee companies

Barcelona Mobile Ventures

Set up in February 2015 to carry out promotional and dissemination activities in matters related to innovation, entrepreneurship and the financing of business projects, including the development of training and mentoring programmes.

www.mventuresbcn.com

Barcelona Mobile World Capital Consortium

Set up in February 2013 to implement the support programme for an event of exceptional public interest: “Barcelona Mobile World Capital.”

Board

Board of trustees

 

 

PRESIDENT

Mrs. Ada Colau Ballano

BARCELONA CITY COUNCIL

 

VICE PRESIDENT

Mr. Jordi Baiget Cantons

GOVERNMENT OF CATALONIA

 

VICE PRESIDENT

Mr. José María Lassalle Ruiz

MINISTRY OF ENERGY, TOURISM AND DIGITAL AGENDA

 

SECRETARY

Mr. Jaume Collboni Cuadrado

BARCELONA CITY COUNCIL

 

VOCAL

Mr. Gerardo Pisarello Prados

BARCELONA CITY COUNCIL

 

VOCAL

Mr. Alberto Rodríguez Raposo

MINISTRY OF ENERGY, TOURISM AND DIGITAL AGENDA

 

 

VOCAL

Mrs. Neus Munté Fernández

GOVERNMENT OF CATALONIA

 

VOCAL

Mr. Josep Lluís Bonet i Ferrer

FIRA DE BARCELONA

 

VOCAL

Mrs. Meritxell Ruiz Isern

GOVERNMENT OF CATALONIA

 

VOCAL

Mr. Josep Lluís Bonet i Ferrer

FIRA DE BARCELONA

 

VOCAL

Mr. José Manuel Leceta García

MINISTRY OF ENERGY, TOURISM AND DIGITAL AGENDA

 

VOCAL

Mr. Pedro Fontana García

FIRA DE BARCELONA

 

 

 

VOCAL

Mr. John Allen Hoffman

GSMA Ltd.

 

VOCAL

Mr. Julio Linares López

TELEFÓNICA, S.A.

 

VOCAL

Mr. Mats Granryd

GSMA

 

VOCAL

Mr. Francisco Román Riechmann

VODAFONE ESPAÑA, S.A.

 

VOCAL

Mr. D. Alex Sinclair

GSMA Mutual

 

VOCAL

Mrs. Carmen Recio Ferrer

ORANGE ESPAÑA, S.A.U.

 

VOCAL

Mr. Enric Crous Millet

DAMM, S.A.

Executive Committee

 

 

PRESIDENT

Mr. Jordi Martí Grau

BARCELONA CITY COUNCIL

 

VICE PRESIDENT

Mr. Constantí Serrallonga

FIRA DE BARCELONA

 

VICE PRESIDENT

Mrs. Therese Jamaa

GSMA Ltd.

 

VOCAL

Mr. Joan Aregio Navarro

GOVERNMENT OF CATALONIA

 

VOCAL

Mrs. Gloria Placer Maruri

MINISTRY OF ENERGY, TOURISM AND DIGITAL AGENDA

Delegate Committee

 

 

PRESIDENT

Mr. Jordi Martí Grau

BARCELONA CITY COUNCIL

 

VICE PRESIDENT

Mr. Constantí Serrallonga

FIRA DE BARCELONA

VOCAL

Mr. Joan Aregio Navarro

GOVERNMENT OF CATALONIA

 

VOCAL

Mrs. Gloria Placer Maruri

MINISTRY OF ENERGY,TOURISM AND DIGITAL AGENDA