The UCLG Executive Bureau meeting in Rabat appointed Josep Roig, as UCLG Secretary General following an international recruitment process.

Josep Roig, Secretary General of Metropolis since 2000, has been involved in the Metropolitan Section of UCLG as a founding and active member since 1985. Economist by education, he has worked at the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona in different positions and was Executive Director of the University of Barcelona during the period 1990-1994.

At his appointment speech before 216 local government leaders from 40 countries, Mr.  Roig expressed his gratitude for the challenging task entrusted to him and the need to strengthen UCLG´s role as network of networks working towards advocacy action and innovation.

Josep Roig  will be assuming his new responsibilities upcoming September. Until then, Mr. Clarence Anthony will continue his work as Interim Manager of UCLG.