The Socrates Educa® International School is an Socrates Educa Foundation initiative, a non-profit organisation which is the legal owner thereof.

It is a private foundation with a vocation for public service that seeks to contribute to improving the quality of education.

The Foundation´s Board of Trustees comprises renowned figures from various fields, who offer their talent, extensive experience and selfless efforts.

Honorary president

Gabriel Ferraté Pascual

Formerly Professor of Automation at the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering. Director of the ETSEIB. Rector of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, General Director of Universities and Research and subsequently Director General of Scientific Policy. Founder and Rector of the Open University of Catalonia.

He was a member of the board of the Fundació Enciclopèdia Catalana. He specialized in the field of automation and computer science, where he developed traffic regulation systems, which he also led in a business project. He was a member of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Director of the Institute of Cybernetics and was Vice President of the Interdepartmental Commission for Research and Technological Innovation (CIRIT). He was also president of the Institut Cerdà and the Fundació Caixa Tarragona and a member of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans, the Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona and the Reus Reading Centre.

Recognitions and awards include: Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Lleida and the Polytechnic of Madrid, Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit, Cross of St. George, Narcís Monturiol Medal, Grand Cross of the Civil Order of Alfonso X the Wise, Ordre de les Palmes Acadèmiques.


Xavier Gumà Hernández

Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (ETSEIB). CEO for Spain of Elring Klinger S.A. until 2008. Currently CEO of Inverwunder S.L. and Guma Trust GmbH.

" believe in the values ​​that the Socrates Educa International School promotes, and that the education it provides to all students will help them to improve our society."


Javier Bach Kutschruetter

Member of the Executive and Economic Commission

Graduate in Business Administration (BWL) from the University of Mannheim, Germany, and MBA from IESE. General Manager of Business and Operations (CEO) of Puig, a multinational in the fashion and beauty sectors, with a global presence, where he is responsible for markets, operations, technology and digital development.

Managing Director

Jaume Vilella Bach

Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (ETSEIB) and Postgraduate Diploma from IESE. He developed his industrial career as a Director of the Fermator Group, responsible for internationalisation, industrial and global

purchasing. He is a founder member of the Socrates Educa International School and the SE pedagogical project.


Eugenia Sans Freixes

Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Barcelona

Postgraduate degree in Real Estate Management and Urban Planning from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Business Director of Grupo Gloval, a valuation, engineering and real estate consultancy services company that operates throughout the state.


Xavier Prats Monné

Member of the Executive and Pedagogical Commission

Senior official of the European Commission, former Director General of the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, and Director General of the Directorate-General for Education and Culture. Since 2018 he has been a Special Adviser to Teach For All, the UOC and other educational and business organisations. Doctor Honoris Causa from the URV.

Thomas Portune

Member of the Economic Commission

Manager and member of the advisory board in the pharmaceutical industry, FMCG andas an Advisor. Over the years he has led and developed organisations in different countries and continents.

"I am a proud member of the Socrates Educa International School, providing the next generations with tools and values ​​for their great future in a global and digital world."

Anton Pont Amenós

Professor of Business Management at the School of Advanced Business Studies in Barcelona and a Degree in Business Administration from IESE. Honorary President of the Borges Group of Companies and Gold Medal for Merit al Treball. Honorary member of the Spanish Academy of Nutrition and Food Sciences. Saint George's Cross.

Francesc Palacín Ortega

Member of the Pedagogical Comission

Industrial expert. Manager in industrial companies such as Agut, Crolls, Valira, and founder and partner in Pujol & Palacín.

Participates in social projects: Síndic de Greuges de Reus, Secot, Fundació Teatre Fortuny, Consell Social URV, Hospital Sant Joan Bioethics Committee, Fundació Empresar Gresol.

Alex Llevat Felius

Secretary of the board of trustees and member of the executive commission

Lawyer, partner in the law firm Roca Junyent, specialising in commercial and corporate advice to national and multinational companies. Secretary of various boards of directors of industrial companies.

"All the international experience I gained as a young man is a valuable asset today."

Mª Pilar Campos Piñol

Degree in Psychology, psychoanalyst and psychotherapist at the Red Cross Hospital of Tarragona. Head of HR at Port Aventura Theme Park and BASF Spain. Expert in human development and behaviour.

Lluís Coll Braut

Member of the Pedagogical Comission

Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Barcelona. President of the Nautical Club of Hospitalet Vandellós. Former Director of the Ascó and Vandellós nuclear power plants.

“It is very gratifying to see, in the eyes of a student, that he or she has understood and internalized the knowledge that you have tried to transmit to them. That is why I am a Governor of the Socrates Educa International School.”

Xavier Blasi Gacho

Member of the Economic Commission

Has received recognition from the College of Economists of Catalonia, the Tarragona and Reus Chambers of Commerce, for developing internationalisation, as well as the CEPTA honorary award.

"I love my territory, and I firmly believe that its future lies in the training and education of people."