Josep Mateu Negre

(Girona, 1954)

RACC President and CEO
A Management Career in the World of Services

Throughout his professional career, Josep Mateu has taken a leading role in business projects in the Services sector; first in family businesses and later in multinational companies. He has been CEO and General Manager of the RACC and its Group of Companies since 1995, and has also served as the Vice President of the RACC Board of Directors since 2012. Josep Mateu was appointed President/CEO of the RACC in July 2015.

With a degree in Economics and Business from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and an MBA from IESE, Josep has also taken additional specialization courses in Strategic Management and Planning at the London Business School, participated in the IESE 2005 CEO Forum and the 2011 Top Management Programme in Digital Marketing and Internet Business at the ISDI (Institute for the Internet Development).

In his time as CEO of the RACC (The Royal Catalan Automobile Club - (, Josep has seen the group grow from just 450 employees and 300,000 members to over 1,400 employees, 900,000 members and turnover of €300m. The RACC is active across a wide number of sectors including Insurance, Roadside Assistance, Travel, Driver Education, Vehicle Sales and Services to motorists.

As president of the RACC, he defends and promotes a view of safe, agile, environmentally respectful and intelligent mobility, understood as a fundamental right of people necessary for living in freedom and in society.

In recognition of his work with the RACC, Josep received the 2001 CEO of the Year Award from the Spanish Manager's Association (AED).

His own career has been based on a good attitude, team work, ethics and continuous self-education, as well as strong involvement in and commitment to each and every project. Josep believes that “to lead is to help and to serve” and that leaders must always drive the reputation, development and the long-term survival of their organizations. At heart, a manager’s key roles is in developing the people around them, as every decision he/she takes has a direct impact on their lives.