Exempted Emeritus Academician
Date of admittance: 20/01/1967
Medal: Nº. 23
Jaime Gil Aluja (Reus, 1936) doctor in Economic Science at the University of Barcelona and Professor of Finance and Economy at this same university. He forms part of the first group to obtain a degree in this Catalan teaching and research centre.
With a teaching career spanning forty-five years, he is currently “Emeritus Professor” of the Spanish University.
He is Academician of the twelve following academies: Romanian Academy (Romania), Delphinal Academy (France), Academy of Natural Science (Russia), Royal Academy of Doctors (Spain), International Academy of Information Science (Russia), Byelorussian Academy of Engineering (Bielorussia), International Academy of Modern Sciences (Azerbaijan Republic), World Academy of Art and Science, Academy of Sciences and Arts (Montenegro), Academy of Sciences and Arts of Republic Srspka (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Austria). Since february 2002 he is President of the Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences (Spain). He has been invested as Doctor “Honoris Causa” at the following twenty five Universities: University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), University of Sofia (Bulgaria), Economic University of Belarus (Minsk), University of Santiago of Cuba (Cuba), University of Reggio Calabria, (Italy), University of Vigo (Spain), Rovira i Virgili University (Spain), University of Lipetsk, (Russia), State University of Nicolaev (Ucraine), University of Perpignan (France), University of León (Spain), University of La Réunion (France), University of Bordeaux (France), University of Messina (Italy), University of Astana (Kazakhastan), University of Gerona (Spain), University of Petrosani (Romania), State Centre for Research Development, Morelia (Mexico), University Juan Carlos de Madrid (Spain), Azerbaijan State Economic University (Azerbaijan Republic), University Santiago de Compostela (Spain), University of West Timisoara (Romania), State University of Belarus (Minsk), Odlar Yurdu University (Azerbaijan Republic) and Technical University of Crete (Greece).
He has been distinguished both at spanish and international degree with the Great Cross of Alfonso X “El Sabio” (Spain), Moisil Medal (Romania), Calabria Prize (Italy), Official of the Order of Academic Palmes (France), Chevalier of Order of Civil Merit (France), Commander of the Order of Throne (Marroc), Medal of Bicentenary (Venezuela), Medal of Gold of Crete (Greece), Honor Medal of the National Institute of Inventica (Romania), Medal of the Academy of Montpelier (France), Medal of the Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria (Italy), Medal of the University of Bordeaux (France), Medal of the Academy Sciences (Poland), The International Kaufmann Award (Spain) and Gold and Diamond Medal of F.C. Barcelona (Spain) where he had carried out the presidency of the Statutory Economic Committee of Barça for 14 years. In 2010 he recives the “Barcelona Key”.
He is a member of international teaching and research organisations: he is President of the International Society for Fuzzy Management and Economy (SIGEF), of the Association for the Advancement of Modelling and Simulation Techniques in Enterprises (AMSE); Vicepresident of the European Association for Management and Economy (AEDEM), Member of the Conseil Scientifique et de Recherche de l’INSEAC of Bordeaux, Member Founder of the “European Foundation for Management Development” (Brussels), and Member of the International Advisory Committee of the International School for Information Technology.
(ISIT) of Andhra Pradesh (India). The 5th june 2013 ha has been elected Member of Council of the “Fondation Jean Monnet pour l’Europe” (Lausanne).
He has participated on the editorial and scientific board of 20 highly prestigious publications, and he has takens part of 131 Scientific and Organisation Committees in nationals and internationals scientific conferences. He has been chairman of 49 international conferences.
He is considered the father of the new theory of uncertainty due to the fact of the development of multivalent logic in the sphere of economics and management. We can sumerize his continued activity through more than 200 scientific works published in several reviews, some 30 books that are pioneers in the sphere of the treatment of uncertainty within the field of business management. Introducción de la teoría de los subconjuntos borrosos a la gestión de las empresas [Introduction of the Theory of Fuzzy Subsets to Business Management], as well as the recent one. “Towards an Advanced Modelling of Complex Economic Phenomena” (ed. Springer, 2012). His works have been published and translated into Spanish, English, Italian, Russian, French, Catalan and Romanian.
Throughout his working life, he combined his main activity, research, with business and financial institution management. On June 1st 1960 he was appointed as Senior Manager of the “Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo, S.A.” (SEAT) until the October 30th 1968, where he became responsible as Technical and Economic Adviser to the General Management of this company until April 30th 1985, when he ceased all activity in SEAT, as a consequence of the Spanish Law on incompatibility.
From January 1st 1969 until April 1985 he carried on the free profession of economist cooperating with several economic and financial companies. He was Managing Director of the “Compañía de Desarrollo y Financiación, S.A.” (CODEFINSA) since its foundation until the February 1st 1973; of the “Sociedad General Eurofianza, S.A.” (EUROFIANZA), since its foundation on the February 1st 1973 until September 5th 1983, and of the Fondo Internacional de Pintura, S.A.” (FIPSA) since its foundation on March 28th 1973 until September 5th 1994. He also occupied the office of Manager of the Studies Department at the “Asociación de Promotores y Constructores de Edificios” (APCE) of Barcelona since November 1st 1978 to April 30th 1985.
He is member of General Council of “la Caixa” since April 23th 2009. Since May 11th 2009 he is Control Comision President of this financial institution, until July 31th 2012. From 2010 until April 2013 he is member of the Board of Directors of SANEF, Société Autoroutes du Nord-Est de la France SA (Paris). On April 26th 2013 he is designed member of Consultant Council of Abertis (Spain). On November 30th 2012 is member of the Board of VidaCaixa Group SA. On July 15th 2013, he becomes member of the Directive Board of the “VidaCaixa de Seguros y Reaseguros, sociedad unipersonal”.
In 1988 he was elected President of the Statutary-Economic Committee of the Barcelona Football Club (BARÇA), which office he occupied until the 20th of February 2002. From the 20th of October 1994 he co-operated with BARÇA as a member of the Cultural Committee of the Club. On being elected President of the “Real Academia de Ciencias Económicas y Financieras” of Spain he ceases all responsibilities in the Barcelona Football Club.