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Josep Roig

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
Secretary General
Carrer Aviny
Josep Roig has been the Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments since September 2011.
He is a founding member of Metropolis, the metropolitan section of UCLG, created in 1985, and became Secretary General of Metropolis in 1999.
Previously, Mr. Roig worked in the Barcelona Metropolitan Corporation (1983-1990, 1996-2000, 2009-2011), holding a number of different positions, including Financial Director and Deputy Director General.
In his academic career, he 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).
He graduated in Economics from the University of Barcelona (1967-1972) and also received a Fulbright Scholarship from the University of Southern California (1974 1977).