Community Reception for UC Barcelona Alumni, Students and Friends

UK Trust Community Reception for Barcelona Alumni, June 13, 2024

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El Reial Cercle Artistic de Barcelona, Carrer dels Arcs, 5, Ciutat Vella, 08002, Barcelona, Spain

University of California alumni, students and friends are invited to come together for a stimulating series of talks featuring a group of successful, academics from the UC alumni community based in Barcelona. Following, please join us for a community reception with drinks and a wide selection of tapas!

The first speaker, Jordi Gual will be discussing the Global Economy and Economic Trends. Jordi is Chairman of the Board of Directors of VidaCaixa since April 2021. Between 2016 and 2021, he served as Chairman of CaixaBank. Prior to this appointment, he was Chief Economist and Head of Strategic Planning and Research for CaixaBank and Director-General of Planning and Strategic Development for CriteriaCaixa.

The second speaker, Carles Vergara’s talk is titled: "From Ground Up: Real Estate Trends Transforming Cities and Lifestyles". Carles is a Professor in the Financial Management Department at IESE Business School. He has worked at Allianz Hedge Fund Partners, Allianz Group, the Center for Transport Innovation, and the European Investment Bank.

The third speaker is Iñigo Gallo who will discuss "Social Enterprises: A New, Meaningful Way of Doing Business". Iñigo’s work has been published in different refereed and non-refereed journals in marketing and psychology. He has also presented his research at leading conferences in consumer behavior including the Association of Consumer Research and Society of Consumer Psychology.

The event will be moderated by Sebastien Brion. Sebastien is a Professor in the Department of Managing People in Organizations at IESE. He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and a BA in Psychology from Tufts University. Prior to pursuing an academic career, he was a human resources consultant in the Bay Area.


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