Ignacio Mas de Xaxàs Faus

British Summer, Spain

I was born in Barcelona in full revolution (May 1968). At the age of 21 I started working at British Summer while studying Economic Sciences at the university (UAB, Barcelona). My first job was to develop the commercial department, in particular focusing on the relationship with High Schools and Language Schools. In 1993, at 25,I became director of the company, which we ended up buying in 1998. In 1999 I was elected vice president of ASEPROCE and during ourterm worked to achieve state regulation and professionalize the sector companies. Between 2001 and 2003 I participated very actively with the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) in the development of a standard at European level. After three years of intense work, involving 20 countries, we were able to agree on a 15-page document on the regulation of our sector. In recent years I have continued developing new projects such as the creation of a management system, digital platforms (Blabloo), opening of an agency in Mexico (StudyFuera), and very personal adventures such as www.consolacion.com.es.