Manel Balcells I Díaz

Minister of Health, Government of Catalonia

Speaker Bio

Bachelor and Doctor of Medicine and Surgery. Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology and in Physical Education and Sports Medicine and Josep Trueta Medal for Health Merit.

I have been medical director of the Granollers hospital. Executive President of Biocat from 2006 to 2010. Director of the Centre for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technologies in Catalonia, Health Commissioner of Leitat and President of the Sant Pau Management Foundation and member of the Governing Council of the Terrassa health consortium and the Hospital del Mar.

I was Director of Strategy and Coordination of the Department of Health of the Government of Catalonia since January 2004 and Secretary of Strategy and Coordination since February 2006. Subsequently, he briefly assumed the position of Minister for Universities, Research and the Information Society in 2006.

I have also been a councillor and deputy mayor of Granollers City Council from 1995 to 2004.

Currently, Minister of Health of the Government of Catalonia.