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CEO of SciTech DiploHub, the Barcelona Science and Technology Diplomacy Hub - Spain
Alexis Roig currently serves as CEO of SciTech DiploHub, the Barcelona Science and Technology Diplomacy Hub, a pioneering non-profit public-private partnership that represents Barcelona’s science, technology, higher education, and innovation ecosystem abroad. He is also a Professor at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), Associate Researcher at the Barcelona Centre for International Relations (CIDOB), Associate Professor of Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI), Commissioner for International Affairs of the Barcelona Metropolitan Region strategic plan, and has over 10 years’ experience as Senior Advisor on Science Diplomacy for ministries of Foreign Affairs, Science, Research, and Education across Asia, Europe and Latin America. Mr. Roig is founder and member of the board of numerous nonprofits and think tanks on Public Diplomacy, Science Advice, and Innovation Policy. He serves as president of the Catalan Institute of China; member of the Council of Catalonia Abroad, the advisory body on foreign affairs and diaspora diplomacy of the Government of Catalonia; member of the advisory board of Digital Future Society, think tank supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and DigitalTransformation of the Government of Spain focused on the governance of emerging digital technologies; member of the International Network for Government Science Advice of the International Science Council (ISC); and board member of the Space and Aerospace Commission of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce.