Doctor of Law outstanding "Cum Laude", University of Barcelona and Extraordinary Doctorate Award 1976/1977.
Graduate in Law, Universidad de Barcelona with Extraordinary Graduation Award in 1963.
Professor without tenure in the Politics and Public Treasury professorship at the Faculty of Law in Barcelona from 1963 to 1969.
Full Professor of Political Economy and Public Treasury at the Faculty of Law in the Universidad de Barcelona from 1984 to 2012.
MOST NOTABLE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Chairman of Freixenet since March 1999.
Chairman of the Board of FIRA Internacional de Barcelona, since September 2004.
President of the Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation of Spain, since 19 November 2014.
Chairman of AMRE (Association of Renowned Spanish Brands) and
Chairman of the Renowned Spanish Brands Forum Foundation since 2002.
Chairman of the Association for Promoting Agricultural Development since 2002.
Chairman of “Alimentaria de Barcelona” since July 2000 during the editions of 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.
Chairman of UCEVE (Union of Growers and makers of Sparkling wine) from 1986 to 1994.
President of the Regulatory Council of the Cava Designation of Origin from 1993 to 1996.
Chairman of “Salón Intervin” (Food) from 1994 to 1996.
Chairman of the Asociación de Desarrollo de la Dieta Mediterránea (Association for Development of the Mediterranean Diet).
President of the Spanish Delegation of the Spanish-Korea Tribune since 2012.
Chairman of ANDEMA (National Association for the Defence of Brands) from 1998 to August 2014.
Chairman of FIRA 2000, S.A., from March 2004 to April 2014.
Director of the Board of the Spanish Wine Federation. He was Chairman from 2000 to 2003 and 2nd Vice-Chairman from 2003 to 2006. Member of the Advisory Council.
President of the Bilateral Spanish-Japanese Committee of Chambers of Commerce from 2003 to 2012.
The Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness awarded him the Medal of Merit in Commerce in 2013.
In 2008, he was given “La Clau de Barcelona” (Honorary distinction).