Andreu Claret is the Executive Director of the Anna Lindh Foundation since July 2008 when he was appointed unanimously by the Board of Governors. During 5 years he had been the Director the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) a Spanish think-tank devoted to Euro-mediterranean civil societies and to the promotion of relations with North Africa.
As a former journalist he carried out most of his professional activity in Sub-Saharan Africa and Central America, and he headed the Spanish EFE News Agency in Catalonia. As analyst on international affairs, he specialized in North-South relations and intercultural dialogue and he taught political journalism at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona).
For his professional activity he was awarded by the governments of Spain, France and Morocco.