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Barcelona, Feb 11 (EFE) – Businessman Marc Murtra has joined the board of trustees of the La Caixa Banking Foundation to replace Jaume Lanaspa, who has resigned from his position, sources from the entity have confirmed to Efe.

Managing partner of Closa Capital and founder of CREA Inversión, Murtra now joins the foundation chaired by Isidre Fainé, the entity that manages the social work of La Caixa and, through CriteriaCaixa, the group’s shareholdings, including CaixaBank, according to Crónica Global

Marc Murtra Millar (Blackburn, UK, 1972) is an industrial engineer, specializing in Machine Mechanics, from the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and holds an MBA from the Leonard School of Business at New York University (NYU).

He started his career in the nuclear industry at British Nuclear Fuels Ltd in the UK and then worked at the strategy consultancy DiamondCluster, where he carried out projects for large technology companies.

Murtra has worked for several years in the public sector, where he was a specialist in Digital Strategy, Digital Transformation and Public-Private Partnerships.

In addition, he was general director of Red.es, as well as cabinet director of the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Trade of the Socialist Government and manager of Education, Culture and Welfare of the Barcelona City Council.

Murtra returned to the private sector in 2011 in investment banking and is currently managing partner of Closa Capital and, as a financial advisor, has led numerous corporate transactions.

For his part, Jaume Lanaspa, who was born in Barcelona in 1944, has been a trustee of the La Caixa Banking Foundation since June 2014 and for years has been closely linked to the entity.

He holds a degree in economics from the University of Barcelona and a diploma from IESE, and his resume includes his work as general manager of Aucat and Acesa.

In 2003 he rejoined La Caixa as Director of Human Resources, until March 2008. Between that date and October 2014 he was general director of the La Caixa Foundation. EFE