Ferran Martinez Garriga, CEO Dekaland, Co-founder DeWocracy, Venture-Age, EzPays, Olympia, Lánzame Capital and Globatalent:
Former professional basketball player between 1984 and 2002, he played in the F.C. Barcelona, Joventut Badalona, Panathinaikos de Atenas and Peristeri Athens. International on 156 occasions with the Spanish national team, and Olympic, he holds countless titles and sports awards. However, Ferran Martinez jumped into the business world successfully. He studied programming and computer architecture in Logic Control Academy (Badalona), Financial Analysis and in equity markets (CEF, Barcelona). He has an E-MBA (La Salle, Barcelona), and Saint Mary’s University (San Francisco, EE.UU). After retiring from high competition, he created and lead Sports & Entertainment business units dedicated to the advising and management of high assets of elite athletes in the financial groups UBS, Banco Sabadell, Mirabaud and Andbank. Currently he has specialized in the creation of technological startups, in blockchain, fintech, IoT, or artificial intelligence. He is a founding partner of DeWocracy, Venture Age, EzPays, Globatalent and Olympia, and partner of the companies Entanglement Partners (quantum computing). He has written books on “management”, coaching and finance, and is a lecturer and coach. Linkedin: Ferran Martinez
Member of board of directors of the Government company Andorra Business.
Economic Ambassador CEA in USA, (Confederació Empresarial Andorrana).
Member of the Advisory Board of APTICC (TIC Professional Association of Catalonia).
Startup Grind Chapter Director (Andorra).
DeWocracy, Venture Age, EzPays, Olympia and Globatalent Co-Founder.
Entanglement Partners: Partner and advisor.
Since July 2010- F.C. Barcelona, Board member of F.C. Barcelona (Basketball).
Ambassador of the Laureus Foundation.
Author of the books: La cancha de la vida, (Bresca, 2007), Liderazgo y reputación with Dr. Barquero, (Furtwangen 2009), Zen305, (Urano y columna edicions, 2012), La alquimia de la prosperidad, (Urano, 2014), Economía práctica per ser feliç, (Columna edicions, 2014) and 13 canastas para ganar en los negocios digitales (ED Libros, 2019).
Executive Person of the month, in the magazine “Esquire”, September 2010, and interviewed as a prominent person in Forbes, Vanity Fair, Business insider or Expansión among others.
Awarded the “Real Orden del Mérito Deportivo”, delivery by the King of Spain D. Juan Carlos I.
Honorary Degree and Honorary Professor by ESERP Business School.
Vice President of Panathlon International Barcelona and Member of Sports & Economics Commission SEBAP Society.
Award for the best Sports Managing Director of the year by the Association of Managers of Catalonia
PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYER
Professional Basketball Player 1984-2002.
International on 156 occasions.
Player at F.C. Barcelona, Joventut Badalona, Panathinaikos Athens, Peristeri Athens, Fabriano Italy.
Member of Spanish National Team, 1986 to 1997
Olympic Games Seoul-88, 5 European Championships, 2 World Championship, 1 Mediterranean Games, University Games.
8 National Leagues. Winner of 7 Spanish ACB League Titles and 1 Greek League Title.
Winner of 3 European Competitions (1 Recopa Cup, 1 Korac Cup, 1 Euroleague in 1994, (top scorer and rebounder of the final vs. Olimpiakos, 17 + 10, MVP)
Winner of 2 King Cup’s, Spain
Winner World Club Championship in 1987 (FC Barcelona) and 1996 (Panathinaikos)
Winner the Silver Medal in the Mediterranean Games, Syria 1987 (MVP).
Winner the Silver Medal junior-European Championship, Bulgaria 1985 (MVP).
Spanish record ACB finals played (29), 6 times “All Star Game”.
Hall of Fame FEB (more than 156 official games with Spanish National Team)
Best European player of the Greek League 98-99 (by “sport time”)
6 times best Catalan player (by the Catalan basketball federation).
2nd top rebounder of World Championship Toronto-1994
Best European player (MVP) of junior championship silver medal
Best player (MVP) of the world championship under-20.