My name is Raimon Puigjaner (@RaimonPuigjaner), I am 36 years old, and I was born in Barcelona. My second place is Washington, D.C., where I have spent the last 8 years of my life. Leisure and work have brought me to hundreds of places across the 5 continents, and I am thankful for it. Meeting people, cultures and places makes me feel alive. I am married to a gorgeous, kind, brilliant and chaotic cancer immunotherapy scientist. Family and friends go first. And I am passionate about using business as a force for good.
When I finished high school, I chose to go to the university, but I wasn’t passionate about any particular subject. I studied Business Administration, and I started my professional career in marketing, working for the wellness and fashion industries in New York and Barcelona. Two years were enough. I felt void. I stopped for a while, and reflected on my motivations and concerns: the environment and the Climate Change. I continued studying (Master Degree of International Relations – International Political Economy of the Environment), and little by little started finding my way. Joined ACCIÓ – Catalonia’s Competitiveness Agency and supported the Catalan environmental sector’s innovation internationalization development from Barcelona and Washington, D.C. for 5 years. Joined the IDB – Inter-American Development Bank in its headquarters and developed and implemented an international rating and performance assessment tool for Water and Sanitation Utilities (AquaRating), a project in which I am still involved in as IDB strategic advisor. And founded my own company, Roots for Sustainability, a social business focused on inclusive business development and measuring the social impact of organizations, and country partner of B Corp in Spain.
This week I will be tweeting about anything happening in my life I feel is worth sharing. You can expect tweets about #water, #wastemanagement, #inclusivebusiness, #socialinnovation and #impactmeasurement. And some #Barça stuff too, since I am the founder and president of the F.C. Barcelona Washington, D.C. Official Fan Club!