About me

Alberto Pezzi is the Director of the clusters unit at ACCIÓ – the competitiveness agency of the Government of Catalonia. He has over 20 years of experience in competitive strategy and cluster development working both in international consultancy firms and in the public sector. During this period Mr. Pezzi has leaded and participated to over fifty cluster development initiatives in more than two dozen different sectors.

As part of his professional pro-bono activity, Mr. Pezzi has been among the promoters of TCI Network (the leading global network of cluster practitioners, tci-network.org) and since 2003 is member of the board of directors, serving as secretary, president and, presently, as treasurer. He has been also actively involved in different advisory groups at European and international level such as TACTICS, the European Forum for Clusters and Emerging Industries, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform and the European Cluster Observatory.

Mr. Pezzi is the author of different articles and business cases on cluster policy and practice. He is regularly invited to talk in international forums and he has intervened as invited speaker at prestigious academic institutions like IESE Business School, Venice International University, University of Deusto and ENA.  As cluster expert he also collaborated with international organizations like the European Commission, the World Bank and UNIDO.

Mr. Pezzi holds a BSc in Economics by the University of Bologna, a master in European Law and Economics from the European College of Parma and a postgraduate diploma in Economic History and Institutions from the Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona.


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