Núria Betriu i Sánchez
Director General of Industry and CEO of ACCIÓ, the Agency for Business Competitiveness.
Born in Lleida in 1977, she is an industrial engineer, with a major in chemistry and a Master’s Degree in Business Organisation from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and from the École Polytechnique de Paris.
She started her career in the pharmaceutical sector in the areas of quality and R&D. She later performed different managerial and project management tasks in pharmaceutical, food and electronics companies.
In 2007, she founded an engineering company that specializes in food, the environment and strategic consulting in the areas of production, internationalization, quality and R&D. She was a partner and its general manager until 2013.
In June 2013, she assumed the management of the Catalunya Emprèn programme with a view to promoting and coordinating the Government of Catalonia’s entrepreneurship policies. On 16 February this year, she was appointed Director General of Industry, a position that she combines with that of CEO of ACCIÓ, a post she has held since October 2014. Under her leadership, ACCIÓ has encouraged the pairing of innovation and internationalization as a strategy with which to strengthen the competitiveness of Catalan companies and has launched the Catalonia Trade & Investment brand for the international promotion of the Government of Catalonia’s area for inward investment.
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