Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona director Jordi Torrent will be the right-hand man of Barcelona assets vice-president and presidential candidate Jaume Ferrer during the campaign ahead of the elections for president of FC Barcelona.
If Ferrer would be elected as the new Barcelona president in the elections on 13 June of this year, Torrent, who has been part of the Barcelona entourage for several decades, would become the club's first vice-president when the new board takes office.
Jordi Torrent is a Catalan businessman, currently acting as chief executive officer of the Spanish branch of Italian lighting company Disano, that has its headquartes in Roda de Barà, a city in the Catalan province of Tarragona, south of Barcelona.
In the 1978 elections, Torrent was already involved in the pre-candidacy of Josep Pla. In 1997, Torrent was part of the candidacy of Angel Fernández and was later that year one of the founding members of opposition group 'Elefant Blau' that organized a vote of no confidence against then Barcelona president Josep Lluís Núñez.
In July 2008, after eight directors left the club as a consecuence of the vote of no confidence against Barcelona president Joan Laporta, Torrent was appointed as a member of the Barcelona board (read more here). He is currently a director of the marketing and media area and responsible for the roller hockey section.
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