Xavier Ferras is a telecommunications engineer trained at UB and holds an MBA from ESADE and a PhD in Business Economics from UB.
He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Communication at University of Vic and used to be the Director of the Innovation Centre at ACCIÓ (Catalonia Competitiveness Agency). Xavier led the deployment of innovation policies in Catalonia for more than 12 years. He has experience in the automotive industry, where he worked as an engineering manager (1995-2001).
Xavier has always been connected to academia, and has collaborated with ESADE, DEUSTO, EADA, OBS, UOC, UPC and IQS, among others, designing and teaching innovation, technology management, operations, entrepreneurship and strategy courses. Xavier has also authored and co-authored several papers on innovation subjects, as well as some books such as Innovation 6.0, Passion for Innovation or 50 Management Lessons.