Jordi Hereu

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Jordi Hereu i Boher
Dinar Cambra amb Jordi Hereu, alcalde Barcelona, el 3 de maig de 2011.jpg
117th Mayor of Barcelona
In office
September 8, 2006 – July 2, 2011
Preceded by Joan Clos
Succeeded by Xavier Trias
Personal details
Born (1965-06-14) June 14, 1965 (age 52)
Barcelona, Spain
Political party PSC

Jordi Hereu i Boher (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈʒɔrði əˈɾɛw]) (born June 14, 1965 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) is a politician, member of the PSC. He was the Mayor of Barcelona from 2006 to 2011.[1] He is married, has two children and holds a MBA in Business Administration from the ESADE Business School.

He studied marketing at the city's ESADE business school and was later involved in intermodal logistics activities for the Port of Barcelona [2] in which the City Council is one of the major shareholders. He was successively appointed to managing the Districts of Sant Andreu, Les Corts and Gràcia at Barcelona City Council. Jordi Hereu became City Councillor for Security and Transportation in 2003. On August 30, 2006. Hereu was designated as the future Mayor of Barcelona, replacing Joan Clos after the latter was appointed as the Minister for Industry. Jordi Hereu took office on September 7. Hereu formed a minority government with ICV after the May 2007 elections. In the 2011 elections he lost to Xavier Trias. Hereu is now the leader of the opposition at the City Hall.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-17. Retrieved 2007-10-31.  Major of Barcelona blog
  2. ^ Interview with Mr Hereu appeared on IMPACT newsletter[permanent dead link]

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Preceded by
Joan Clos
Mayor of Barcelona
Succeeded by
Xavier Trias