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Francesc Fajula, appointed new Mobile World Capital Barcelona Foundation CEO

  • The appointment was ratified this morning by the Foundation's Board of Trustees.

  • As one of Spain’s digital industry pioneers, Fajula brings extensive experience in fields critical to the promotion of the digital world such as entrepreneurship, innovation, international business and young talent.

  • Francesc Fajula will take office in the coming weeks.

Barcelona, 13 June. - The Mobile World Capital Barcelona Board of Trustees has ratified the appointment of Francesc Fajula as the Foundation’s new CEO. Fajula joins MWCapital aiming at fostering a new chapter for the organization which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary in a context of an increasingly relevant role of technology and digitalization in people's lives.

Francesc Fajula’s professional background includes companies such as Terra (Telefónica Group), Banesto, Santander Group, Banco Sabadell or Dominion Global. He pioneered the advent of the digital industry in Spain and has been director of E-Commerce at Terra. He also served as Director of Innovation and Digital Strategy of Grupo Santander, driving the creation of entrepreneur programs and an incubator and accelerator in San Francisco. He was Banco Sabadell Director of Digital Transformation and Innovation, and prior to his appointment as Mobile World Capital Barcelona CEO he served as General Director of Financial Services at Dominion Global. Fajula will take office as CEO in the coming weeks.

During its meeting today, the Board of Trustees also thanked the work and great performance of Carlos Grau, who will assist the new Chief Executive Officer taking over.


Mobile World Capital Barcelona is an initiative that promotes the digital development of society and helps improve people's lives globally. With the support of the public and private sector, MWCapital focuses on four areas: the acceleration of innovation through digital entrepreneurship, the transformation of industries through digital technology, the rise of digital talent among new generations and professionals, and the reflection on the impact of technology in our society. Together, MWCB’s programmes are positively transforming the economy, education and society. We also host MWC in Barcelona and founded 4 Years From Now (4YFN), the startup business platform present at MWC events around the world.

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