He graduated in Business Administration and MBA from ESADE (Lic&MBA program) and from the Business School Johnson School at Cornell University (Ithaca, New York). He is a real estate agent, and has complemented its executive education at ESADE (Management and Property Management Companies) and IESE (Developing Innovation Company).
Joan is Managing Partner of Active Development and professor of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Department of General Management and Strategy ESADE. He is president of the ESADE Alumni Innovation Club and founder and board member of the network of ESADE Business Angels. He is an investor and advisor for technology and fast-growing companies. He is co-author of the book Emprende Tu Propia Aventura and active lecturer in international forums.
He created his first company with only 23 years. In his extensive international experience he has created 7 companies and has worked in UK and USA, through banking, consulting and multinational companies. He was founder and first General Director of the innovation business park ESADE CREAPOLIS, coach of more than 400 entrepreneurs, and organizer of the first Forum of investors from Spain in 2004. With more than 15 years of experience, he has worked in innovation projects with companies such as Telefonica, Boston Scientific, Pfizer, Danone, Servihabitat/La Caixa, Puig, Novartis, PWC, Abbott, Bodegas Torres, BBVA, Palladium Group, Solvay or Adif