President of the Government of Catalonia.
Pere Aragonès i Garcia

Born in Pineda de Mar, on November 16th, 1982. He is married and has one daughter.

He holds a degree in Law from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and a Master's degree in Economic History from the University of Barcelona. He has furthered his studies on public policies for economic development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

He has participated in the doctoral program in economic history at the University of Barcelona with a doctoral thesis on the economic policy of the Commonwealth of Catalonia, currently interrupted by the exclusive dedication to the tasks of government. He has collaborated as a researcher with the Ignasi Villalonga Institute of Economics and Business and has been an associate professor at the University of Perpignan. Previously, he has worked in a law firm specialized in legal advice to companies and public administrations.

He has been Vice-President of the Government and Minister of Economy and Finance since May 19th 2018 and has assumed functions of the Presidency of the Catalan Government since September 30th 2020, following the suspension of President Quim Torra by the Supreme Court. Previously, he has been Secretary of Economy of the Government of Catalonia, a position he has held since January 2016.

He has been a member of the Parliament of Catalonia for ten years, from 2006 to 2016. He has been spokesman for Republican Left  of Catalonia (ERC) in the Commission of Economy, Finance and Budget of the Parliament of Catalonia, from where he has been responsible for the negotiation of the budgets of the Catalan Government and has promoted legislative initiatives in the area of public banking, tax policy and protection of mortgage debtors. He has also been parliamentary responsible for housing and civil law. In municipal politics, he has been seven years councilor of the City Council of Pineda de Mar, from 2011 to 2018.

He has been a militant of Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) since 2000, and of the Youth of the Republican Left of Catalonia since 1998. National spokesperson of the  Youth of the Republican Left of Catalonia (JERC) (2003-2007). He has been a member of the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) national executive from 2003 to 2010 and is currently the national coordinator.

He has participated in various social and cultural organizations, including the Cultural and Recreational Center of Pineda de Mar, the Montpalau Scout and Guide Group of Pineda, among others. He is a member of Òmnium Cultural and Doctors without Borders.

On May 24th 2021 he has been invested 132nd President of the Government of Catalonia.