Josep Roig has held the post of Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments since September 2011.
He was a founding member of Metropolis, the metropolitan section of UCLG, in 1985, becoming Secretary General of the organization in 1999.
Previously, Josep Roig had worked in the Barcelona Metropolitan Corporation (1983-1990, 1996-2000, 2009-2011), in different positions on economic promotion, asset management, finances and planning, first as Coordinator of Technological and Industrial Parks, then as Deputy Director and, finally, as Financial Director and Deputy Director General.
Josep Roig has held the posts of lecturer in Urban and Regional Planning at the Department of Economics of the University of Barcelona (1977-1985) and Director General of the University of Barcelona (1990-1994).
Graduated in economics by the University of Barcelona (1967-1972) and Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Southern California (1974-1977)
Bio and picture are located on UCLG’s website: http://www.uclg.org/en/organisation/presidency