Dr Boi Ruiz holds a PhD (cum laude) from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and a degree in Hospital Management from EADA Business School.
Following a long career as a clinician, manager, senior executive in the healthcare and social healthcare sectors, university lecturer, international consultant and author of numerous books, articles and publications related to healthcare policies, healthcare planning and health service/centre management, he was named Minister of Health for the Government of Catalonia in December 2010, a position he held until January 2016. An advocate for management and public policy accountability, particularly in the field of healthcare, he pushed for the publication of these policies through the Central Bureau of Results in the Department of Health’s Quality Assessment Agency. This initiative, based on his own doctoral thesis, is the only one of its kind in Spain.
He is currently a lecturer at the Universitat Internacional de Catalonia (UIC Barcelona), where he is director of the Healthcare Management and Health Policy Chair. He is also a lecturer for the Master’s Degree in Health Centre Management at the Barcelona Online Business School (OBS), a lecturer for the Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management at the University of Barcelona and assistant lecturer at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). He also presides the Barcelona-based international consultancy firm Know How Advisers, of which he was founder. In the social realm, he is vice-president of the Human Foundation, vice-president of the Barcelona Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and a board member of the Societat d’Estudis Econòmics de Barcelona.