Jordi Puigneró

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Jordi Puigneró
Jordi Puigneró retrat oficial 2018.jpg
Puigneró in June 2018
Minister of Digital Policies and Public Administration
Assumed office
2 June 2018
PresidentQuim Torra
Preceded byMeritxell Borràs
(Direct rule from 27 October 2017)
Member of Sant Cugat del Vallès Municipal Council
In office
2005–2015
Preceded byJaume Tubau i Grau
Personal details
Born
Jordi Puigneró i Ferrer

(1974-02-02) 2 February 1974 (age 46)
Sant Cugat del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain
Political partyCatalan European Democratic Party
Other political
affiliations
Junts per Catalunya
Alma materUniversity of Surrey
OccupationComputer engineer

Jordi Puigneró i Ferrer (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈʒoɾ.di put͡ʃ.nə.ˈɾo i fə.ˈre]; born 2 February 1974) is a Catalan computer engineer, politician and the current Minister of Digital Policies and Public Administration of Catalonia.

Early life[edit]

Puigneró was born on 2 February 1974 in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Catalonia.[1] He joined the University of Surrey in 1992, graduating in 1997 with a masters degree in information systems.[2][3]

Puigneró joined the Nationalist Youth of Catalonia (Joventut Nacionalista de Catalunya) in 1999 and was president of its Sant Cugat del Vallès branch from 2002.[4][5] He became president of the JNC's Sabadell regional branch in September 2003.[6]

Career[edit]

Puigneró on official visit to India in January 2016

Puigneró was a computer programmer/analyst at Deutsche Bank's IT department in Frankfurt from 1997 to 2000 and an information and communications technology consultant for IBM in Barcelona from 2000 to 2003.[2][7] In 2003 he became chief-of-staff to Lluís Recoder, the mayor of Sant Cugat del Vallès.[2][4] He was director-general of Telecommunications and the Information Society for the Generalitat de Catalunya from November 2013 to February 2016 when he was appointed Secretary of Telecommunications, Cybersecurity and Digital Society.[2][4]

At the 2003 local elections Puigneró was placed 11th on the Convergence and Union (CiU) electoral alliance's list of candidates in Sant Cugat del Vallès but the alliance only managed to win 10 seats in the province and as a result he was not elected.[8][9] However, following the death of Jaume Tubau i Grau he was appointed to the municipal council in September 2005.[5][10] He was re-elected at the 2007 and 2011 local elections.[11][12][13]

Puigneró and other members of the Catalan government on 2 June 2018

Puigneró was lead councillor for Institutional Relations, Participation and Civicism (2005-2011) and Communication, Internal Services and Innovation (2011).[5] He was deputy mayor for Governance, Security, Mobility and Technology from 2011 to 2013.[2][4][5] He was a member of the board of directors of LocalRet from 2007 to 2013.[3] He was chairman of the Sant Cugat del Vallès branch of the Democratic Convergence of Catalonia (CDC) from 2009 to 2012.[5] Puigneró did not contest the 2015 local elections but was placed third in the CiU's supplementary list of candidates in Sant Cugat del Vallès.[14]

On 19 May 2018 newly elected President of Catalonia Quim Torra nominated a new government in which Puigneró was to be Minister of Digital Policies and Public Administration.[15][16][17] He was sworn in on 2 June 2018 at the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya.[18][19][20]

Personal life[edit]

Between 2012 and 2014 Puigneró climbed the ten peaks in Catalonia over 3,000m.[21]

Electoral history[edit]

Electoral history of Jordi Puigneró
Election Constituency Party Alliance No. Result
2003 local[8][9] Sant Cugat del Vallès Democratic Convergence of Catalonia Convergence and Union 11 Not elected
2007 local[11] Sant Cugat del Vallès Democratic Convergence of Catalonia Convergence and Union 13 Elected
2011 local[12][13] Sant Cugat del Vallès Democratic Convergence of Catalonia Convergence and Union 7 Elected

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Perfil i trajectòria professional per a la seva publicació al portal de la transparència" (PDF) (in Catalan). Barcelona, Spain: Generalitat de Catalunya. 19 June 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Jordi Puigneró, nou director general de Telecomunicacions i Societat del Coneixement". Nació Digital (in Catalan). Barcelona, Spain. Europa Press. 7 November 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Jordi Puigneró, el especialista en tecnología del nuevo Govern". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). Barcelona, Spain. Europa Press. 19 May 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Pefil: Jordi Puigneró, un enginyer TIC com a conseller de Polítiques Digitals i Administració Pública". VilaWeb (in Catalan). Catalan News Agency. 19 May 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e Morales, Sergio (14 May 2018). "Jordi Puigneró apunta a nou conseller de Governació". Cugat.cat (in Catalan). Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  6. ^ Hernandez, Vanesa (24 September 2003). "Jordi Puigneró és escollit cap de les JNC de l'agrupació comarcal". Cugat.cat (in Catalan). Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Jordi Puigneró". Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain: IT World Edu. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Administració Electoral: Junta Electoral de Zona de Terrassa" (PDF). Butlletí Oficial de la Província de Barcelona (in Catalan). Barcelona, Spain: Diputació de Barcelona. 26 April 2011. p. 119. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Consulta de Resultados Electorales: Municipales / Mayo 2007 - Mun. Sant Cugat del Vallès" (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain: Ministry of the Interior. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  10. ^ Herrada, Miquel (19 September 2005). "Jordi Puigneró pren possessió avui del càrrec de regidor, en substitució de Jaume Tubau". Cugat.cat (in Catalan). Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Consulta de Resultados Electorales: Municipales / Mayo 2007 - Mun. Sant Cugat del Vallès" (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain: Ministry of the Interior. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Administració Electoral: Junta Electoral de Zona de Terrassa". Butlletí Oficial de la Província de Barcelona (in Catalan). Barcelona, Spain: Diputació de Barcelona. 26 April 2011. p. 24. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Consulta de Resultados Electorales: Municipales / Mayo 2011 - Mun. Sant Cugat del Vallès" (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain: Ministry of the Interior. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Administració Electoral: Junta Electoral de Zona de Terrassa". Butlletí Oficial de la Província de Barcelona (in Catalan). Barcelona, Spain: Diputació de Barcelona. 28 April 2015. p. 20. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Torra nominates new government including jailed and exiled officials". Catalan News Agency. Barcelona, Spain. 19 May 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Torra nombra en su Govern a Aragonès, Artadi, Turull, Rull, Comín, Puig y Maragall". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). Barcelona, Spain. 19 May 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  17. ^ Puente, Arturo (19 May 2018). "Torra nombra a los encarcelados Turull y Rull consellers de su nuevo Govern". eldiario.es (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Catalan government takes office in emotional event, lifting direct rule". Catalan News Agency. Barcelona, Spain. 2 June 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  19. ^ Villalonga, Carles (2 June 2018). "El nuevo Govern de Torra toma posesión en un acto reivindicativo y escenifica el fin del 155". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). Barcelona, Spain. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  20. ^ "Los consellers toman posesión y prometen "lealtad" a Quim Torra". eldiario.es (in Spanish). Europa Press. 2 June 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  21. ^ Amsola, Emma (12 October 2014). "Deu pics d'un Estat". El Punt (in Catalan). Girona, Spain. Retrieved 14 June 2018.

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