Numerary Member and Chairman of de Governing Board
Social Sciences: Doctor in Economics and Doctor in Laws
Date of admittance: 03/10/2006
Speech in reply: Dr. Isidre Fainé Casas
Professor ALFREDO ROCAFORT NICOLAU (Barcelona, 1949)
Mercantile Expert and Auditor by the School of High Mercantile Studies of Barcelona. Graduate and Doctor in Economic and Business Sciences (1986 and 1990) by the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences of the University of Barcelona, Graduated in Law (1992) by the Faculty of Law of the same University. Doctor in Law (2010) by the Camilo José Cela University of Madrid.
Numerary Academic of the Real Academia de Ciencias Económicas y Financieras (1999). Secretary and President of Entrance Commission of the Real Academia de Ciencias Económicas y Financieras from 1999 to the present. Numerary Academic of the Reial Acadèmia de Doctors (2006), President of the Governing Board of the Reial Acadèmia de Doctors (2012).
Doctor Honoris Causa of the Autonomous University of Coahuila, Mexico (2009), by the Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom (2010), by the Lishui University, Lishui, China (2011), by the University of Sciences of the Computer UCINF, Santiago, Chile (2011) and by the Université Gamal Abdel Nasser de Conakry, Conakry, Republic of Guinea (2014).
He began as a Professor at the University School of Business Management at the University of Barcelona (1983), Associated Professor (1986), Professor of the University School of Business Management (1992) and Professor of the University of Barcelona, Financial Economics and Accountancy Professor.
He is the Director of diverse Masters and Postgraduate Studies related with the entrepreneurial and economic sphere. He was Dean of the Superior Institute of Accountancy Experts at the Business Management School of Barcelona (1988-1994).
Guest Professor at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and at the University Rovira i Virgili in Reus to teach PhD courses and seminars about the New Tendencies in Accountancy Management.
He has been in charge of diverse Education Management positions: Secretary (1992- 1995), Vice Director (1995-1997) and Director (1997-2004) at the Business Management School, University of Barcelona.
Founder and Editor of the magazine “Management and Enterprise, edited by the University of Barcelona. Member of the first and second Directive Board of the Spanish Association of University Accountancy Professors.
Vice-President of the Catalan Association of Accountancy and Direction (ACCID) since its creation in October 2002 which associates the majority of the Accountancy Professors from Catalan Universities. ESERP Business School Honorary President. Honorary President of the European Superior Council of Doctors (2009). Honorary President of the Public Relations and Business Management Institute.
Among the different awards, it is important to recall the Pedro Prat Gaballí Prize because of his scientific contribution “The Spanish Company and its adaptation process to the EEC Accountancy Regulations. Essays and notes for the reform of Accountancy Law”, implemented in business management. Silver Medal from the Business Management School of Barcelona (1987). Honorary Prize from the Spanish Association of University Accountancy Professors – ASEPUC (1996) and as Member of its Board of Directors (2003). Honorary Award “Noces d’Argent” from the High College of Auditors and Business Management Experts (1998). Honorary Award celebrating 25 years dedicated to the scientific area of Accountancy at the College of Auditors of Catalonia (2001).
Honorary Degree awarded by the Superior School of Business Management, Marketing and Public Relations – ESERP (2004). Honorary Award by the European Superior Council of Doctors (2004). Commemorative Medal of the Illustrious Official College of Mercantile and Business Graduates of Barcelona (2014).
In 1974 he founded the professional firm “Gabinete Rocafort” committed to the fields of accounting, tax and legal consultancy, carrying out professional advice, guidance and reports.
He is author of more than thirty books, related to Accountancy and Business Management. He is author of diverse articles about entrepreneurship and is Professor of seminars and conferences at both business and professional forums and meetings.