The ESADE Alumni Girona Club invites you to ''Brexit. Reasons why, negotiations and impact on Catalonia'', a talk by Francesc Xavier Mena, director and professor in ESADE’s Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting.
In the referendum held on 23 June 2016, the people of Britain voted to leave the European Union. The main issues during the extremely polarised campaign were the choice between national sovereignty and EU bureaucracy, immigration and the political establishment itself. The triggering of article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty by the British government, in an indefinite period, will mark the start of negotiations lasting at least two years to define the new relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom. The short-term economic impact is already making itself felt (stock exchange, pound sterling, property investments, etc). Brexit is casting a cloud of uncertainty over the UK and also the EU and global economies. In Catalonia, Brexit will have a considerable impact on trade relations and investment in a variety of industries (food, machinery, car industry, etc), and particularly British tourists and residents.
F. Xavier Mena
He is director and professor in ESADE's Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting. He is Professor of Economics at the Universitat Ramon Llull. He was Director of the Department of Economics (1992-2000) and of the Masters in Economic-Financial Management, Marketing Management, and Production and Operations Management at ESADE. He was Joint Director, PHARE programmes of the European Union in the countries of the East and Chairman of the International Conference on Euro-India Economic Relationship (New Delhi, India).
He has been a Visiting Professor at various business schools and universities: CEIBS, Jiaotong University (Shanghai, China), ESAN (Lima, Peru), ICDA (Buenos Aires, Argentina). He is a member of the editorial board of Annals of Tourism Research; a member of the Tourism European Network (Eurostat), a member of the Group of Experts on Industrial Competitiveness, a member of the Governing Body of the Association of Economists and a member of the Evaluation Committee of the Community of European Management Schools.
He was a Director of Consultur, Consultores Turísticos SA (Editur Group, now Tea-Cegos), an Economist of the General Directorate of Economic Programming, a Researcher for the General Directorate of Scientific Policy and an Economist in the Systems and Control Department of Banco Sabadell.
He has carried out professional consultancy work and has developed projects commissioned by international companies and organizations in a total of 48 countries, in sectors as diverse as energy, tourism, infrastructures, the financial system and the social services.