Frances Subirada

Research General Director, Government of Catalonia

Born in Barcelona, Subirada is a chemical engineer by the Institute
Química de Sarrià (IQS) and Master in Business Administration for the Open University
Business School (OUBS, United Kingdom).
He worked from 1989 to 1999 as responsible for several strategic, technical and business positions at IBM. Between 2000 and 2004 he was associate director of the IBM-UPC Joint Research Institute. He was also the director of IBM’s Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) in Barcelona.