These are the members of our executive:
Who we are?
Òscar Escuder i de la Torre
President of Plataforma per la Llengua
With a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona, he is a specialist in maxillofacial surgery and is a member of the Catalan and European Societies of Craniofacial Surgery. He works at the Parc Taulí Hospital in Sabadell and in the private sector. He is also an associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has three children.
Mireia Plana i Franch
Vice-president of Plataforma per la Llengua
Holder of a degree in Romance Language Philology from the University of Barcelona, she is a sworn translator of Catalan and French, and works at the Government of Catalonia on language normalisation, communication, training, public participation and collaborative research. She has been involved in associations related to sardana dancing and choral singing and is a member of the Drassanes Choir.
Francesc Marco Palau
Secretary of Plataforma per la Llengua
He holds a PhD in Comparative History from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is a columnist at Diari de Tarragona and a commentator in various media, and he has published six books on the contemporary history of Catalonia, parliamentary biographies and 20th century art. He was also a curator of the Palau Ferré Year, an official commemoration organised by the Government of Catalonia.
Marcel Padrós i Perejoan
Treasurer of Plataforma per la Llengua
He is a graduate in Business Sciences from the University of Barcelona (UB) and a member of the Official Association of Economists of Catalonia (CEC) and has run a tax, accounting and employment consultancy in Badalona for more than 25 years. He now lives in Castelldefels, where he has been an active member of various associations in the Baix Llobregat region.
Enric Balaguer i Iglesias
Representative of Northern Catalonia
He is a radio announcer and journalist as well as a cultural and expert activist for Òmnium Catalunya Nord. A member of the Board of Directors of the Conflent Catalan Centre and chair of the "Train en Têt" Users Association, he also chairs the Catalan Sports Association. He was assistant manager of the Catalan government's office in Perpignan and is a former president of Arrià Catalan Centre.
Roger Baldomà i Leiva
Sant Quirze del Vallès, 1979
Member and coordinator for video games and digital affairs
A management IT engineer, he is an analyst and programmer for a company that helps everyone find a good job. He is the founder of the first website in Catalan providing information about video games, the #CatalanLoveTwitch campaign and Creadors.tv, a charity that works to help and highlight the audiovisual content in Catalan created on the web.
Representative of Alghero
She is a graduate in Law from the University of Sassari, an entrepreneur in the property sector and has worked on municipal projects such as the Language Office. Coghene has been closely linked to the Scouting movement and was also the founder and first president of the Alghero Hiking Centre. She also chaired the Civic Consultation for Catalan Language Policies in Alghero.
David Casellas i Gispert
With a degree in Catalan Philology, he is a secondary school teacher of Catalan language and literature in Vidreres and a member of the board of the ADAC and the Cercle Vallcorba. He is also the author of Curs de morfosintaxi de l'oració (1996) and Junts en la diversitat. Crèdit variable de llengua catalana (1997); as well as coauthor of Resolguem dubtes (1998) and Vocabulari de les comarques gironines (2003).
Carme Forcadell i Lluís
Holder of a degree in Philosophy and Communication Sciences and a Master's degree in Catalan Philology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, she has been coordinator of language normalisation at the Department of Education and adviser on language, interculturality and social cohesion. She was also chair of the Catalan National Assembly (2012-2015) and speaker of the Parliament of Catalonia (2015-2018).
Rosa de les Neus Marco Palau
Holder of a PhD in Communication from Pompeu Fabra University and the University of Frankfurt, she extended her education at the University of Bremen, the Sorbonne in Paris, the University of Hamburg and the University of Bologna, as well as courses at the URV and the University of Barcelona. She was vice-chair of ELEN, speaks six languages and spends her time on research, teaching and international issues.
Rosa Monforte i Solà
She has a degree in Catalan Philology from the University of Barcelona and works as a Linguistic Normalisation expert in the CNL's local service in Sant Andreu de la Barca, as well as being a proofreader and freelance translator. She has always taken an active part in local and regional cultural and educational associations in the Baix Llobregat area.
Daniel Mundet i Cerdan
A graduate in Sociology from the UAB and holder of a Master's degree in Public Management, from the UAB, the UPF and ESADE, he has been director of Plataforma per la Lengua and of an organisation in Leeds (United Kingdom) that supports people from ethnic minorities at work. He has also carried out his professional activities managing European projects at the UNESCO Centre in Catalonia and in Paris. He is currently an adviser to the European Parliament.
Marga Payola i Lahoz
Palau-solità i Plegamans, 1979
International Coordinator of Plataforma de la Llengua
With a degree in Architecture from the Technical University of Catalonia, she currently works as an adviser to the European Parliament. A 2013 graduate of the Vicens Vives programme (leadership and civic engagement) at ESADE, she also has a Master's degree in Organisational Management in the Knowledge Economy from the UOC (2021).
Susana Pérez i Alonso
Audiovisual content creator
She holds a Master's degree in Administration and Finance, and is a student of Political Science with training in young people, open government and public participation. She has been councillor responsible for Young People and Participation on Benicarló Town Council and works at the FPCAT Agency. She has also been the national spokesperson for the youth wing of Iniciativa-Compromís and a member of the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG).
David Poudevida i Vives
Holder of a degree in Communication and Business Management, he was head of Bonpreu's Communication and Marketing Department. He is President of the Catalan Association of Professionals (ACP) and the Creiem en Catalunya business forum, and is also linked to the Moviment Barcelona platform. He was representative of the Government of Catalonia in the southern part of South America, based in Buenos Aires, between 2019 and 2022.
Antoni Royo i Pérez
Castelló de la Plana, 1954
Representative of the Valencian region
The holder of a degree in History from the University of Valencia, for four decades he has been head of the office in Castelló of Acció Cultural del País Valencià. He was named "Valencian of the Year" by the Huguet Foundation in 2016. Under the pseudonym of Jordi Querol, he has published historical and political novels, as well as the memoir Pel meu país (2020).
Carles Solà i Serra
Coordinator for Culture, Leisure and Young People
A journalist, he is editor of the 30 Minuts programme on TV3, vice-chair of the Audiovisual Diversity Board of the CAC and member of the Diverse in Action platform. He was head of the Society section on the TV news and editor of the programme Tot un Món, about immigration. He is a specialist in the treatment of cultural diversity in the media.
Representative of the Balearic Islands
A sociolinguist, he is a graduate in Catalan Language and Literature from the University of the Balearic Islands and holder of PhD in Language Sciences from Pompeu Fabra University. He is Margarita Salas postdoctoral researcher, carrying out his research between Pompeu Fabra University and Rovira i Virgili University. He combines academic activity with popularising language issues.
Agustí Tola i Lorente
Mexico City, 1993
An economist and writer, he is a graduate in Economics and holder of a Master's degree in Financial Management from Pompeu Fabra University. He began his professional career as an auditor at one of the Big Four companies and has worked as an innovation consultant. Alongside this, he also has a career as a writer of short stories, opinion articles and travelogues, for which he has won several awards.
Roger Torrents i Serra
Holder of a degree in Physics from the University of Barcelona (UB), he is professionally linked to IT, programming, database consulting and business intelligence, having worked for several multinational companies in the sector. For almost two decades he has also been treasurer of Plataforma per la Llengua.