Mario Rubert

City Promotion Manager - City of Barcelona

Biography

Mario Rubert has been working at the Barcelona local government since 1993, always in the field of economic promotion.

After working for 4 years as Deputy Director for Economic Promotion at Barcelona City Council, Mr. Rubert became responsible for the city’s international marketing and economic promotion strategies, as a Director of Promotion of Foreign Economic Activity at Barcelona Activa, the Local Development Agency.

From 2003 to 2007 he was appointed Managing Director of the Sector of Economic Promotion of Barcelona. His responsibilities included the managing of the areas of promotion of retail commerce, municipal markets, entrepreneurs and employment, tourism and international promotion of the city.

Since 2008 he is in charge of designing and coordinating the actions to attract foreign investment, managing the brand “Barcelona” and promoting the business opportunities of the city.

Before his responsibilities in the local government of the city of Barcelona, Mr. Rubert worked as legal expert and was an intern at the European Parliament and the European Commission.

Mr. Rubert is graduated in Law by Universitat de Barcelona. He studied courses for entering the Diplomatic Corps, a Master’s degree in Public Service Management and followed the General Management Programme (PDG-2007) at the IESE Business School.

In 2003 he received the Marshall Scholarship , fund to study local development policies of the United States of America. In 2005, he was selected to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program, offered by the State Department of the United States of America.

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