Name: Alberto

Surname: Pezzi

Organization: ACCIÓ-Catalan Government

Type of organization: Regional or local development agency

Country: Spain

Short bio:

Alberto has been the first TCI manager and he worked closely with the founders to make TCI a reality in 1998. Since 2003, he is member of the Board of Directors serving first as Secretary, President and currently as Treasurer.

As main professional activity, Alberto is currently the Director of competitive strategy at the Directorate General for Industry of the Government of Catalonia.

He has over 22 years of experience in competitive strategy and cluster development working both in international consultancy firms (McKinsey & Co, Competitiveness Group, etc.) and in the public sector.

Alberto has been actively involved in different advisory groups at European level such as TACTICS, and the European Forum for Clusters and Emerging Industries. Since its launch in 2009, he has been committed with the different aspects of clusters excellence being fellow of the faculty of the European Foundation for Cluster Excellence, ESCA benchmarking gold expert and member of the European Cluster Collaboration Platform support group.

He is the co-author of different books, articles and business cases on cluster policy and practice and he is regularly invited to talk in international forums dedicated to clusters and competitiveness.

Alberto holds a BSc in Economics by the Università di Bologna, a master in European Law and Economics from the European College of Parma and a postgraduate diploma in Economic History and Institutions from the Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona.