Antoni Cahner has a bachelor's degree in Physical Sciences from the University of Barcelona, an MBA from ESADE and a GMP from IESE. He held the position of vice president of systems integration at T-Systems until July 2014. Cahner held a number of executive positions in the field of higher education management, first as director of business development at GEC, SA, and later as general manager of Planeta UOC SL and assistant general manger of the UOC from 2001 to 2005.
The general manager is responsible for the day-to-day running of the University, including legal, financial and budgetary control of its activities, and those functions deemed necessary by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Due to their position, they are also director of the Foundation for the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. They are appointed and dismissed by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
The general manager is a full member of the Governing Council and attends the meetings of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and Standing Committee in an advisory role.
The general manager may be assisted by deputy general managers, who they can assign the corresponding functions and dismiss. The president appoints them, at the proposal of the general manager.