Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
One of the founders of METROPOLIS, he was General Secretary of the association from 1999 to 2011. He worked at the Metropolitan Corporation of Barcelona (1983-1990, 1996-2000, 2009-2011) in different positions on economic promotion and asset management, finance and planning; first as Coordinator of Technology and Industrial Parks, then as Associate Director and, in the last period, as Finance Director and Associate General Director. Josep Roig has also been Professor of Urban & Regional Planning at the Department of Economics at the University of Barcelona (1977-1985) and General Director of the University of Barcelona (1990-1994). He has a degree in economics from the University of Barcelona (1967-1972) and a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Southern California (1974-1977).