The Honorary President of the Foundation is held by the Hon. Mr. Federico Mayor (Director-General of UNESCO from 1978 to 1999 and patron of the Foundation in a personal capacity).

The Presidency is held by Josep Mestres, former General Director of Silliker Ibérica. Professor of UPC university.

Vice presidents:

  • Francesc Torrees (UPC Rector)
  • José Luis Bonet (President of Alimentaria and Cámaras de Comercio)
  • José Manuel Silva Rodríguez (Former Director General of Agriculture and Rural Development and Director General of Research of the European Commission)

General Secretary:

  • Ramon Clotet. Catedrático UPC-ESAB (1984-1994)
  • Legal Advice: Dña. Pilar Bonet

Executive Direction:

  • Dña. Yvonne Colomer (Dra. Europea Ingeniera Agrónoma. MBA en gestión internacional de empresas agroalimentarias (ESSEC, Francia).


Coordinator of the Agrifood Policies:

  • Luis González Vaqué (Lawyer, has been a director of DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission chief DGXV, vice president of the American  Association for the right to food)

Coordinator of the Economicla area:

  • Josep Alegret Carreras (Coordinator of the MBA Management of food companies)

Coordinator of Food Availability

  • José Manuel Silva(He has been general director of Agriculture and Rural Development and General Director of Research of the European Commission)

Patrons on a personal basis:

  • José María Sumpsi (Professor of Agricultural Policy and Rural Development and Deputy Director General of the FAO (2007-2010)
  • Josep Arcas (Honorary member)

The Board of Trustees is currently composed of lifetime patrons, temporary patrons, directly elected councils and representatives

The Foundation provides for the existence of three advisory committees (scientific committee, the training and communication committee): Its composition is decided by the Board or the Executive Committee based on the theme to develop. The Foundation maintains active its working group Network Campus of International Excellence with agrifood activity.

Council of Universities and Knowledge:

The Business Council brings together companies that are tractors, who feel the economic and social responsibility within the system and the commitments and challenges that this entails.

Tractor Business Council:

El Consejo de Empresas agrupa a aquellas empresas tractoras, que sienten la responsabilidad económica y social dentro del sistema y los compromisos y retos que ello conlleva.

Council of Organizations:

The Council of Institutions includes those collective organizations aware that the overall progress of society depends in part on the optimal functioning of the global food system.