Antoni García Prat is professor in the Accounting and Control Department. He is a specialist in the healthcare industry, in which he has held top managerial positions, both in the public and private sectors.
Prof. García Prat earned his M.Sc. in health services administration from Harvard University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Barcelona.
He has conducted extensive consulting work in this field in Spain, Latin America and Eastern European countries on behalf of local governments, the European Commission and the World Bank. He has served as administrative manager of the Hospital del Sagrat Cor of Barcelona (350 beds) and the University of Barcelona Hospital (1,000 beds). He has also held senior executive positions within the Department of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya (the Catalan Autonomous Government), as both manager of the health services of the city of Barcelona and CEO of the Catalan Institute of Health, a healthcare provider with a large primary care and hospital network that staffs over 30,000 employees.
Prof. García Prat is currently CEO of the Josep Carreras International Leukemia Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Barcelona with affiliate branches in Germany, Switzerland and the United States.
He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on healthcare management and financing. Recent examples include the two chapters he contributed to Gestión en el sector de la salud, Vol. 2, Elementos de gestión en las instituciones (Health Sector Management Vol. 2: Aspects of Institutional Management), edited by Jaume Ribera, José A. Gutiérrez Fuentes and Magda Rosenmöller and published in 2006.