The former mayor of Barcelona, Jordi Hereuthe current president of Hispasat, is the new Minister of Industry of the Government of Pedro Sánchez, made up of 22 portfolios, the same as those of the previous Executive, after having invested in Congress 179 votes thanks to the agreements reached PSOE in Sumar, Junts, ERC, PNV, EH Bildu, BNG and CC.
Who is Jordi Jereu?
Jordi Hereu used to be mayor of Barcelona between 2006 and 2011 and since 2020 hehas helds the position of president of the satellite operator Hispasat.
To which party does the new Minister of Industry belong?
The new Minister of Industry He heads the PSC Federation inBarcelonaa party in which he has been active since 1987.
Is that studying?
The successor, who succeeded Héctor Gómez, was appointed president of Hispasat in October 2020, he has a degree in Business Administration and Management and also has an MBA from ESADE. He began his professional career in 1991 at Port 2000 and CILSA, involved in the promotion of the Logistics Activities Zone (ZAL) at the Port of Barcelona.
Have you always been a politician?
Since 1999, he has held various positions in the Barcelona City Council, serving as councilor for the district of Les Corts until 2004, and as Councilor for Security and Mobility in the Barcelona City Council until 200 .
After two years in this last position, Jordi Hereu was appointed the fifth deputy mayor of the Barcelona City Council and From 2006 to 2011 he was the mayor of Barcelona.
After his time in public administration, Hereu founded the company Fledge Barcelona and sits on IdenCity and Barcelona Business Platform, specializing in strategic consulting work.
New challenges for Hereu at the head of Industry
The new Industry Minister will face new and pending challenges in this legislature ranging from approval of a law regulating the industrialsector thee administration of public aid to strategic companies and the provision of resources to the automotive sector through PERTE VEC.
Among the looming challenges of the previous legislature were The Industrial Law, a bill whose main purpose is to recover energy industrial in the Spanish economy, so that its weight in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reaches 20%.
The one who will soon become minister of the branch, Héctor Gómez, promised in May of this year that the Council of Ministers would approve it and send it to Congress. But weeks later, Pedro Sánchez brought forward the general election, with the consequent dissolution of the Cortes Generales.