Francesc Homs Ferret

Member of the Board of Directors. Proprietary director.

Born in Barcelona, 1951.

Since May 2012, member of the Board of Directors of Criteria CaixaHolding, a company merged with Servihabitat XXI in December 2013, when he was appointed member of the Board of Directors of the current company CriteriaCaixa (the company arisen from the merger). Trustee of the Fundación Bancaria Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona “la Caixa” since June 2014.

Degree in Economics and Business Management from the University of Barcelona. He is Executive Chairman of the consulting company INEO CORPORATE.

He began his professional career as an economist, lecturing in Industrial Economics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1980-1987). He was member of parliament in the Cortes Generales, economic spokesperson for the Grupo Parlamentario Catalán (CiU) (1986-1999) and Chairman of the Industry and Energy Committee of the Congress of Deputies. He was elected Councillor in the City Council of Barcelona (1995-1999) and between 2001 and 2003 he was Counsellor for the Economy and Finance for the Government of Catalonia. He was a Deputy of the Parliament of Catalonia and member of the Parliamentary Delegation of the Congress of Deputies in the Council of Europe from 1989 to 1993.

In his private career, he has held the role of Executive Chairman of Áreas (1999-2001), Chairman of Abertis Logística (2007-2011), Chairman of the renewable energy company FERSA (2012-2015) and Chairman of the Catalan Council of the European Movement (1992-1996).

He was appointed General Counsellor for the Assembly of "la Caixa” on behalf of the City Council of Barcelona and a member of the Board of Directors of "la Caixa” and Trustee of the "la Caixa" Foundation from 2012 to 2014. He has also been a board member of VidaCaixa since July 2013.

He is currently Vice-Chairman of the company InmoCriteria Caixa. He is a board member and advisor for several companies, including La Farga Group, a metallurgical company.

He also lectures as a Professor on the Spanish Economy at the International University of Catalonia (UiC). He is Chairman of the University Advisory Board of the UiC and the Board of Trustees of the Institut Guttmann Foundation. It is a member of the Círculo de Economía and President of the Spanish Committee of the LECE (European League of Economic Cooperation).

Latest update: September 2017.