Together, the businesswoman Anna Navarro is listed as number 2 on Puigdemont's list

The new technology businesswoman Anna Navarro (Olot 1968) will be number two in Carles Puigdemont's candidacy for the Catalan elections on May 12, as explained by Junts in a statement, in which it highlights that the candidate is "a world reference in the new technologies sector" so its incorporation reinforces, in the opinion of the party, "the economic profile of the Junts list" and at the same time allows "to visualize the commitment to good management.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
01 April 2024 Monday 10:39
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Together, the businesswoman Anna Navarro is listed as number 2 on Puigdemont's list

The new technology businesswoman Anna Navarro (Olot 1968) will be number two in Carles Puigdemont's candidacy for the Catalan elections on May 12, as explained by Junts in a statement, in which it highlights that the candidate is "a world reference in the new technologies sector" so its incorporation reinforces, in the opinion of the party, "the economic profile of the Junts list" and at the same time allows "to visualize the commitment to good management."

According to the statement, Navarro "is one of the most internationally recognized Catalan women for her leadership capacity, for successfully taking on very complex challenges and with extensive experience in the most demanding environment in the world." For 32 years she has led market strategy, product and engineering teams around the world - she adds the statement - and she has done so "successfully, with determination and with diplomacy." In 2020 she was named the world's most influential woman in technology by Analytics Insight magazine. In December 2021, she was awarded the Creu de Sant Jordi from the Generalitat for her outstanding efforts in technology and business.

Puigdemont himself has explained that Navarro has decided to accept the challenge he has proposed to join him in second place on the list and to help them in "this new stage of the country" and "put his exceptional career at the service of Catalonia." . "If we want to create the conditions so that talent does not leave or for talent that has already left to return, appropriate opportunities must be encouraged. And these are policies and determined attitudes, which have a view of the world that is not self-conscious and without limits. ”, explained the former president.

The candidate has pointed out that "if we want to do things better, each and every one of them, we must start so that the government of our country is ambitious, competent and has the capacity to relate directly to the world."

Anna Navarro i Descals studied Anglo-German Philology at the University of Barcelona, ​​and a postgraduate degree in German Philology at the Humboldt University of Berlin. She later studied board leadership, telecommunications and technical information engineering, and women's leadership studies at various American universities and innovation centers.

In 1992 he formed his first start-up in San Francisco, California. He has led global engineering, digital transformation, global infrastructure, product globalization, technical content, and global business strategy teams in American corporations such as Cisco Systems, Xerox, VeriSign, VMware, NetApp and Procore Technologies. He has also managed two product globalization agencies and has consulted with companies such as Yahoo or Google. He has worked to drive global market growth by entering new markets, and facilitating the creation of joint ventures and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) partnerships in Asia, Latin America and Europe. He has always worked to defend the cultures and linguistic realities of the countries where he has developed professional relationships. His publications for the internationalization of his products have been world references.

Apart from the business aspect, he has given master classes at the Hace Institute of UC Berkeley, Monterey Institute of International Studies, University of Maryland, or Stanford University, he has also done so at Catalan universities such as the University of Barcelona, ​​the Pompeu Fabra , the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​the Escola Politècnica Superior de Girona, the Ramon Llul University or the University of Vic. She is also the co-founder of several NGOs such as Women in Localization or STEMentors of Silicon Valley. She has also served on American boards of directors and non-profit organizations focused on helping women enter the workforce, especially in technology.

Since 2014, it has been awarded many awards and recognitions from around the world. In 2018 she was recognized as one of the 100 most influential women in the world by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. She received Language Industry Person of the Year from Think Global, and Global Data Leader from Information Age, England. In 2020 she was named the world's most influential woman in technology by Analytics Insight magazine. In December 2021, she was awarded the Creu de Sant Jordi for her outstanding efforts in technology and business. She was also considered the most admired woman by CIO Look magazine the same year.

In 2017 he published the book Truly Global about how large companies can succeed in a competitive global economy. The book defends the globalization of markets and formed frontal opposition to then-President Donald Trump and his border closures. BookAuthority, the world's leading portal for book recommendations, considered Truly Global the best book in global markets.