Team

The General Secretariat of MedCities is based in Barcelona and it counts on a team of professionals that come from different disciplines and backgrounds which complement each other to offer the best follow-up and results in our projects and activities.

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Josep Canals Molina Secretary General

Secretary General of MedCities since June 2019. He is an ecologist with long-standing expertise on urban issues.
Graduated in biology, he holds a postgraduate degree in land and landscape management and a master’s degree in territorial and urban studies.

Elected Mayor of Corbera de Llobregat (municipality of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB)) from 2009 to 2011 and metropolitan councillor of the AMB 2007-2009

Professionally, he has been advisor on environmental and urbanistic policies of the AMB and the Parliament of Catalonia between 2003 and 2007. Advisor on public space and waste management of the Mayor of Bogota 2012-2015 and advisor on public space of the Sabadell City Council (Catalonia) 2017-2019. He is an independent advisor of the InterAmerican Development Bank, the Sustainability UNESCO Chair and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Research of the German government.

  • Noé Viedma

    PROJECT OFFICER
  • Manel Gispert

    ADMINISTRATIVE & ACCOUNTING OFFICER
  • Dario Ros

    FINANCE OFFICER
  • Mireia Baeta

    COMMUNICATION OFFICER
  • Alba Guitart

    PROJECT ASSISTANT
  • Clara Alberola

    PROJECT ASSISTANT
  • Gemma Torres

    PROJECT OFFICER
  • Konstantia Nikopoulou

    PROJECT OFFICER
  • Carolina Pérez

    PROJECT OFFICER
  • Oriol Barba

    DIRECTOR
  • Laia Vinyes

    PROJECT OFFICER
  • Josep Canals Molina

    SECRETARY GENERAL
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Josep Canals Molina Secretary General

Secretary General of MedCities since June 2019. He is an ecologist with long-standing expertise on urban issues.
Graduated in biology, he holds a postgraduate degree in land and landscape management and a master’s degree in territorial and urban studies.

Elected Mayor of Corbera de Llobregat (municipality of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB)) from 2009 to 2011 and metropolitan councillor of the AMB 2007-2009

Professionally, he has been advisor on environmental and urbanistic policies of the AMB and the Parliament of Catalonia between 2003 and 2007. Advisor on public space and waste management of the Mayor of Bogota 2012-2015 and advisor on public space of the Sabadell City Council (Catalonia) 2017-2019. He is an independent advisor of the InterAmerican Development Bank, the Sustainability UNESCO Chair and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Research of the German government.