Joan Josep ESCOBAR was born in Barcelona in 1959. He is an Industrial Engineer, working since 1983 in the energy sector.
Since 2008, he is acting as Director of the Energy Management Department in the Catalan Institute for Energy - ICAEN (Energy Agency of the regional government of Catalonia). ICAEN is a member of FEDARENE (European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment).
Joan Josep is a Member of different Boards of Administration of professional associations: Energy Managers Group (GGE), Catalan Association for Energy, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (ACTECIR).
He is a representative of the Catalan Institute for Energy in the board of administration of ENERAGEN (Spanish association of local and regional energy agencies), where ICAEN acts as a President.
He is a coordinator, on behalf of ICAEN, of a number of European Energy projects developed in the framework of different European programs.