The Youtube channel of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) already has the video summary of the admission as corresponding academician of the engineer and business manager Luis Pons, which was held in Barcelona on 19 December. The recipient read the entry speech “Lo disruptivo y el futuro: tecnología y sociedad en el siglo XXI” (The disruptive and the future: technology and society in the XXI century). The full academician José Ramón Calvo answered on behalf of RAED.
Trained as a chemical engineer, a degree to which he later joined that of industrial engineer, Pons combined his technical specialty with studies in business management that would lead him to doctorate in this specialty. In his professional career he has also worked and combined both fields, serving as commercial director, financial services manager, manager, operational director and general manager of important companies, both private and public, as well as 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.