Antoni Subirà i Claus 1940-2018


Antoni Subirà i Claus passed away yesterday at the age of 77.

A political figure, Subirà acted as deputy in the Catalan Parliament from 1980 to 1993 and was Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism at the Catalan Government between 1989 and 2002. During his tenure he spearheaded the use of Clusters to push regional competitiveness and he is credited for the successful international role of Catalonia in cluster policy.

During his long and fruitful career Subirà had many roles: Chairman of the Advisory Board of The Competitiveness Institute (TCI), member of the Advisory Board of Mercapital and Air Products, he also was an emeritus professor of Finance and Management whose career with IESE Business School spanned five decades. President of our Board of Trustees Subirà has accompanied the Foundation since its beginnings and regularly contributed to our trainings as a Professor in cluster-based economic development. 

The Foundation joins Antoni’s family in their thoughts and prayers.
A respected colleague, a dear friend and a mentor, we will miss you Antoni.