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Joan Cornet Prat

Executive Chairman of the TicSalut Foundation

Joan Cornet Prat, born in Manresa in 1950. A Technical Engineer in Metallurgy, and graduate in Psychology. After working as a clinical psychologist in a General Hospital in 1979, he was elected mayor of Manresa. In 1988 he became a civil servant in the European Commission in Brussels and was later appointed Secretary General of the Socialist Group in the European Parliament in 1994.

In June of 2004 he was appointed General Secretary of the Department of Health of the Government of Catalonia. In September 2005 the Government entrusted him to start up the “Bioregion of Catalonia” (Biotechnology) and since January 2007 he has been Executive Chairman of the TicSalut Foundation.

He is also a Professor of the UOC (Catalunya Open University) and IL3 (International Long-Learning -University of Barcelona).

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