Luis Pons Puiggrós, doctor in Business Administration and Management, will enter the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) as a corresponding academician during a ceremony to be held in Barcelona on 19 December. The recipient will read his admission speech “Lo disruptivo y el futuro: tecnología y sociedad en el siglo XXI” (The disruptive and the future: technology and society in the 21st century). Full academician José Ramón Calvo, will respond on behalf of the RAED.
Trained as a chemical engineer, a degree to which he later added one in industrial engineering, Pons Puiggrós combined his technical specialty with studies in business management in a way that would lead to his doctorate in this specialty. In his professional career he has also worked in and combined both fields, serving as commercial director, financial services manager, manager, operational director and general manager of several important companies, both private and public, as well as working as an independent consultant. In the field of teaching, he is a professor of Project Management and graduate studies at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. He is a member of the American Chemical Association and chairs the Forum Association of Lloret.