Joan Laporta is Catalanan politician and former president of Football Club Barcelona. Joan Laporta has a degree in Law from the University of Barcelona; Master in Corporate Law and Tax Experts at the Institute for Advanced Studies Abat Oliba de Barcelona; Diploma in the course of the Arbitration Law of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and Diploma course in Corporate Law by Association of Lawyers of Barcelona.
He is a founder and owner of the firm Laporta & Arbós Advocats Associats; referee of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris; member of the Advisory Board of the Faculty Economics and Business Universitat Pompeu Fabra; member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Foundation Lluch and pattern of the Johan Cruyff Welfare Foundation. He was personal adviser to the Japanese Consul in Barcelona. In 2003 a new generation of young and dynamic directors came to Barcelona and generated a real shake-up. They popularised the expression "virtuous circle", which aimed to strengthen the Club economically and socially and prepare the ground for a winning team that would nurture its social dimension. A number of innovative measures were set up, such as holding Board meetings in different parts of Catalonia while reinforcing communication with the fans through the revitalisation of the Barca magazine and a determined drive to promote the Club's TV station, which took the name of Barca TV. During Joan's mandate, the values which had traditionally characterised Barcelona were strengthened: Catalan identity, public-spiritedness, solidarity and universality. In Joan's seven years as President, Barcelona won the World Club Cup, two European Cups, the European Super Cup, four League Titles, the Kings Cup, three Spanish Super Cups and three Catalonia Cups. In the economic and social areas the annual budget increased from E170 million to E445 million whilst membership rose from 106,135 to 173,701. After time as Barca president, Laporta decided to step into the political world. He's president of Democràcia Catalana, political party founded in July 2010 and has been one of the promoters of Catalan Solidarity for Independence (SI), political coalition that stood for election to Parliament of Catalonia 2010. In the elections celebrated on 28th November 2010 SI got over 102,000 votes and four seats for legislation 2010-2014. Laporta is Member of Parliament of Catalonia.
What he presents:
Corporate Social Responsibility
Business of Sport