Josep-Delfí Guàrdia Canela
Member of the Board of Directors. Independent director.
Born in Balaguer (Lleida), 1945.
Since July 2011, 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). Member of the Audit and Control Committee since July 2019.
Law graduate from the University of Barcelona (1966), having obtained the Extraordinary Prize by public competition.
He currently practices as Magistrate and chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Principality of Andorra.
He was director of the Legal Advice department of Grupo Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona – TMB (1982-2010). For part of this time he was also secretary of the Board of Directors of the companies forming part of the Group. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Transports Ciutat Comtal, S.A. (1991-2010).
From 2004 to 2015, he belonged to the Control Commission of Iniciativa Legislativa Popular of the Parliament of Catalonia. He has also been a member of the Legal Advice Commission of the Government of Catalonia, and is currently a member of the Commission of Codification of Catalonia and of the Private Law Observatory.
He also worked as professor of Procedural Law and Civil Law in the Universities of Barcelona and Lleida (1966-1984).
He has been a member since 1975 and Chairman of the Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Catalonia during the periods 1992-2000 and 2008-2016. He was council of Justice of the Government of Catalonia (2001-2002).
He has been a member of the l’Asamblea de la Caja de Pensiones para la Vejez y de Ahorros de Cataluña y Baleares (since 1975), of the Board of Directors of Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona ”la Caixa” (2009-2014) and of the Board of Directors of the Administration of VidaCaixa.
He has published several papers on legal topics and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Revista Jurídica de Catalunya and other legal publications.
He was the winner of the St George's Cross of the Government of Catalonia in 1998. He is first vice-president of the Standing Conference of Ibero-American Legal Academies. He is also an Honorary Academic member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation as well as of the Academies of Galicia, Granada, Valencia, Córdoba (Argentine), México, Colombia, Chile and Paraguay.