Executive Director of the Catalan Tourism Board
Patrick Torrent is graduated in Industrial Psychology for the Organizations by the University of Barcelona and Bachelor in Law by the UNED, he has formation in Marketing Management from ESADE, and in Systems Management Information by Master Associates
From 2005 to 2009 he was the General Deputy Director of the Consortium Turisme de Catalunya and Deputy Director of the Catalan Tourist Board form 2010. Currently he is the Executive Director of the Catalan Tourist Board.
He has participated actively in the creation of the new Catalan Tourist Board and stimulated the definition of two Strategic Plans of Tourism in Catalonia (2005-2010 and 2013-2016). He has also coordinated the two Tourism Marketing Plans of Catalonia (2013-2016 and 2018-2022).
He was appointed Secretary of the Open University of Catalonia Foundation in 2010 and Patron from 2009 to 2011. He has been Associate Teacher at different universities and speaker and organizer of several symposiums, seminars, workshops and forums focused on tourism and its marketing.
He has been President of NECSTouR, the Network of European Regions for Sustainable and Competitive Tourism, gathering 38 associated Tourism Authorities and 36 associate organisations, for six years 2016-2021. Currently he is the Vice President of NECSTouR.