Alberto Pezzi is the Director of the clusters unit at ACCIÓ – the competitiveness agency
of the Government of Catalonia and the responsible of Catalonia Cluster Program that
currently include 28 cluster organizations and over 2200 firms.
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 in over fifty cluster development initiatives in
more than twenty 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 he 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
Mr. Pezzi is the author of different articles and business cases on cluster policy and
practice and he is regularly invited to talk in international forums. As invited professor and
guest speaker, he has intervened at prestigious academic institutions like IESE Business
School, ENA – École National d’Administration, Venice International University and
University of Deusto among others. As cluster expert, he has 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.