Joan Laporta

Joan Laporta Estruch

President of Football Club Barcelona (2003-2010). City counselor for Barcelona (2011-2015).

We managed to achieve excellence in our field but everything is a process and the ones who deserve all the recognition are the players. We had the best ones

Language:

Catalan, Spanish
REQUEST A SPEAKER

Topics

Specific topics

CEOElite Sport CompetitionExecution excellenceModelos de negociobusiness leaderfamososteambuildingteamwork

Joan Laporta was the architect behind one of the best football teams of all times, FC Barcelona. During his mandate the club won two UEFA Champions Leagues; four Spanish Ligas; one FIFA Club World Cup; one UEFA Super Cup; one Spanish King’s Cup and three Spanish Supercups.

Laporta is also a prestigious lawyer (graduating from the University of Barcelona) with his own firm, Laporta & Arbós, a combined practice of lawyers and economists, made up of professionals with a background in the business world and the civil service, whose mission is to provide enterprises with a truly integrated service.

Joan Laporta is also a well-known politician. He was a member of the Catalan regional parliament (2010-2012) and also a city counselor for Barcelona’s city council (2011-2015).

His first season as President would prove to be a watershed for the club. The club situation was one of bitter unhappiness and disappointment amongst both fans and players after the club failed to meet their own standards, having not won trophies since 1999. With Laporta's arrival, as well as new manager Frank Rijkaard among others, the club was forced to embark on a new phase, having elected a new, young and largely untested managerial board along with him.

Laporta also decided to fight against the threat of violence and did spur his board to foster creative business ideas to raise revenue, and in recent years, that new style of management eventually succeeded in turning around the fortunes of the club with the team spectacularly returning. During this period, the inherited massive financial debt started to be cut down, and only two players remained from the original team.

Related speakers

gareth-jones-speaker-human-resources-thinking-heads

Gareth Jones

Former HR Director at the BBC and Author of 'Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?'

jack dorsey spekaer

Jack Dorsey

Co-founder and CEO of Square and Twitter

carlos domingo speaker

Carlos Domingo

Founder and Managing Partner at SPiCE VC

josep pique i camps speaker

Josep Piqué i Camps

Vice-Chairman of Alantra
CEO of OHL (2014-2016)
Spanish Minister of Industry, Foreign Affairs (2000-2002) and Science and Technology (2002-2003)

lars speaker

Lars Silberbauer

Senior Global Director of Social Media & Video at Lego Group

sarah harmon speaker

Sarah Harmon

Country Manager for Spain and Portugal at LinkedIn. Expert in digital transformation and Talent Management in the digital field.

dr david hanson speaker

David Hanson

Founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics and Creator of Sophia the Robot.

mago more speaker

Mago More

Expert in strategic innovation, motivation and creativity for businesses.

HIRE THIS SPEAKER








Your data will be processed by THINKING HEADS GROUP, S.L. to manage your contact with us. Our registered office is located in Madrid, C/ Velázquez, 24 - 7th floor, C.P.:28001 and our is NIF B-83220475

Adding your email address, means you have read and accepted the policy of How THINKING HEADS GROUP, S.L. treads your data and you consent the processing of your data.

Send this to a friend