Francesc Solà

"Optimistic, disruptive, inventive, ambitious and rigorous"

Born in Ribes de Freser (Girona). I have been the manager of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (1989-2001), being the responsible person for changing the model of management, developpping the first university strategic plan, the programme contract and an specific model of quality. In this university I co-founded and managed the UNESCO Chair of Higher Education Management. In Ribes de Freser I founded Televall, entity aimed at promoting teleworking (2004-2007). I have been the president of Fundació Eduard Soler de Ripoll (2000-2009) and managing director of Fira 2000, the responsible company for the construction and funding of Gran Via Trade Fair Center (2002-2017). I am the founder and director of U·TRANS consultancy company.

I have participated in several seminars at national and international levels, and I have made various publications in the fields of university management, territorial dinamization and regional economic geography.