by Gemma Escarré,
Jordi Naval is the new CEO of Biocat, an organisation created in 2006 by the Government of Catalonia to promote the healthcare and life sciences ecosystem along with other actors such as ACCIÓ and the association of companies CataloniaBio & HealthTech.
He is now taking over the position that was left vacant a year ago by the previous CEO Albert Barberà, current Director General for Research and Innovation in Health.
Jordi Naval has a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Barcelona (UB) and in Biochemistry from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). He has helped launch several start-ups like Anaxomics and Aelix Therapeutics and he was director of the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation (2015-2017) and the Fundació Escola d’Emprenedors (2010- 2017).
Photo: Jordi Naval at the headquarters of Biocat in the Barcelona Science Park - © Biocat