Messrs. Jordi Conejos and Søren Madsen were named to the Foundation's board at the last general meeting. Two recognized cluster-based economics experts and practitioners, they both possess an impressive track record in policy formulation targeted at the support of regional and national competitiveness. Together they will bring to the Board of Trustees decades of expertise and vision for sound economic development applied at the highest level.
A partner and senior policy advisor at the Cluster Competitiveness Group, Jordi Conejos served in the government of Catalonia for 18 years, most notably as its Director General of Industry. Under his tenure the first Catalan cluster-based industrial policies were implemented, opening the way for many other countries in Europe.
A “Clusterpreneur” with over 30 years of experience, focusing on cluster and regional development in Denmark, Søren Madsen championed the first cluster reinforcement initiatives and formed the first cluster academy of the country: the RegX Academy. He is the man behind the Agro Food ecosystem and the Business Park Skejby, both located in the city of Aarhus.
The Foundation is honored to welcome them aboard.