Ernest Benach was born in Reus in 1959 and studied Communication Sciencies in UOC University. He is now a consultant in the field of communication and journalism and is an associate professor in UOC University. He was partner and consultant in Tastic, an electronic demoscopy company and in the Social Leadership School of Catalonia.
His political carreer has brought him to the Presidency of the Catalan Parliament, where he was a congressman. He also chaired the Conference of the Assemblees Legislatives Regionals Europees (CALRE), through Reus town hall.
Author of two essays “Politics 2.0” and “Certain death, uncertain time”, with Miquel Pueyo, awarded with the prize Josep Vallverdú 2012. He currently collaborates regularly in several mass media.
Head of the human towers group Xiquets de Reus (1990-1996) and of the Foundation Escolta Josep Carol (2010-2014).
TEDxReus licensee from 2012 to 2015 and speaker at TEDx Andorra la Vella, TEDxManresa and TEDxPla de la Calma. Participant at TEDActive, in march 2015 in Vancouver.