Dr. Albinyana is associate professor of teaches international economic policy at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Barcelona. From 2013 to 2016, he served as secretary general for Foreign and EU Affairs of the Government of Catalonia. During that period, he was also a member of the EU Committee of the Regions. From 2010 to 2013 he served as advisor and expert on private sector development at the Secretariat of Union for the Mediterranean. He is also a board member at CIDOB, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs.