Antoni Subirà i Claus has been Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism of the Catalan Government during twelve years until November 2002. After finishing his political career he went back to Academia and became a full-time member of the faculty of IESE Business School, where he had been teaching already for many years. Subirà’s industrial policy rested on four axes – internationalization, quality/competitiveness, research and development, and equitization – utilizing the clusters methodology developed by Mr. Porter. He is currently the Chairman of the Advisory Board of The Competitiveness Institute (TCI) and of the Foundation Clusters and Competitiveness. As Minister of Industry and Energy, Trade and Tourism, Antoni Subirà has been a member of numerous Boards, of which stand out the Presidency of the COPCA, Institut Català de Consum, Institut Català de Tecnologia, Turisme de Catalunya, Centro Internacional de Métodos Numéricos de la Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Catalana d’Iniciatives, the Spanish Institute of Foreign Trade (ICEX), and Fira Internacional de Barcelona.