Luis Portabella

In March 1996, Ricardo Portabella decided to create a foundation in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in honor of his grandfather – Luis Portabella – with the principal purpose of financing high-level studies and rewarding research works by the attribution of awards and scholarships.

Luis Portabella was born in Figueras, a province of Gerona, in 1894 to a family of Catalan lawyers. He worked as a lawyer in Figueras until the beginning of the Spanish Civil War.
After the end of the war, in 1940, his whole family moved to Barcelona where he started a career as a business leader, mainly in Danone S.A. Until his death he was one of the most important shareholders as well as Chairman of the Company.

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Luis Portabella