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PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Mr Joan Cornet
    Director of the mHealth Competence Center
    Mobile World Capital Barcelona

ABOUT

Joan Cornet and Prat, is the Director of the mHealth Competence Center at Mobile World Capital Barcelona. He is also a Professor of the UOC (Catalunya Open University) and IL3 (International Long-Learning -University of Barcelona).  He was born in Manresa in 1950, and is a trained technical engineer in metallurgy and a graduate in psychology. After working as a clinical psychologist in a General Hospital in 1979, he was elected mayor of Manresa. In 1988 he became a civil servant in the European Commission in Brussels and in 1994 was appointed Secretary General of the Socialist Group in the European Parliament.  In 2004 the Government of Catalonia appointed him General Secretary of the Department of Health. In 2005 he was asked to start up the “Bioregió of Catalonia” (Biotechnology). Between 2007 and May 2013 he served as Executive Chairman of the TicSalut Foundation, commissioned by the Catalan Health Department, before he joined Mobile World Capital Barcelona.  He remains as board member of TicSalut Foundation related to international affairs and mHealth Strategies. www.ticsalut.cat


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