Josep Tejedo, new Mercabarna Managing Director

Born in Barcelona, Josep Tejedo has a law degree and a diploma in Management Development from the IESE business school.

From 1995 to 2000 he was a professor and collaborator in postgraduate courses at the University of Barcelona and through the Barcelona Bar Association.

However, Mr Tejedo’s career is very closely linked to the banking sector. First he held different positions at Banco Atlántico and was later appointed manager of the bank’s second-biggest branch. He joined Ibercaja as a Provincial Manager in 1990, with the mission of expanding the company in Barcelona.

One year on, and with the aim of developing this mission in the rest of Catalonia, Mr Tejedo accepted the post of Regional Manager for Catalonia. He later led the merger between Ibercaja and Caixa Rural de Catalunya, a process which consolidated the company’s position as the second-biggest non-Catalan savings bank in Catalonia. During this time, Mr Tejedo had the opportunity to work with small and medium-sized enterprises from the food sector, particularly food production, managing the bank’s participation in collective agreements on agricultural structures as well as financial aid to farmers, traders and cooperatives, and financial programmes for SMEs.

Mr Tejedo left Ibercaja in 2006 to become the general manager of the Castellví Property Group. Most recently he ran a consultancy group specialising in business infrastructure and internationalisation projects.