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The Secretary

Roger Albinyana
Roger Albinyana. Photo:R.Moreno
Roger Albinyana i Saigí

Born in Barcelona in 1980.

Economist. Master in Economic History from the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. BA in Business Administration and Management from the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). He attended the Vicens Vives Program on Leadership at ESADE (Barcelona) and participated in numerous courses on International Relations offered by Council of Europe, NATO, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and they Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF).

In 2002 and 2003 he took part as an observer in the Convention on the future for Europe that was responsible for the drafting of the European Constitutional Treaty. He participated in various electoral observation missions in Honduras, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Macedonia and Georgia. Between 2004 and 2008 he was President of the European Liberal Youth and a member of the Bureau of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) party. From 2008 to 2010 he was Director of the Catalan Fundació Cercle d'Estudis Sobiranistes. Since 2011 he is the Director of the program to support the Union for the Mediterranean of the Government of Catalonia.

Militant of Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya party since 1997, he is a member of its National Executive Committee since 2012, Coordinator for International Relations since 2011, and National Advisor since 2000. He was Assistant Secretary General for youth organization Joventut Nacionalista de Catalunya from 2006 to 2008. In 2004 he was candidate of Convergència i Unió (CiU) party in the European Parliament elections. He is the author of the book Un liberal a la Xina (A liberal in China) (June 2010) and coauthor of the book A Foreign Policy for Catalonia 2010-2020 (November 2010).

Updated date: 21.05.2013