Team

Dinners that matter
Who are we

Dinners That Matter was born in 2015 from the efforts of its founder, who, using his own resources and with the help of various collaborators, restaurateurs and friends, creates this non-profit association committed to being more supportive of projects the premises.

 

Today, our team is made up of several professionals who offer their knowledge, experience and dedication with the hope of participating in a solidarity project with the possibility of implementing it in other cities around the world in the near future.

 

We are all united by the firm conviction that co-operating with our community is vitally important.

Xavier Xargay
Founder & CEO

Entrepreneur with experience in various sectors and in international disciplines. Impassioned by the power of organized and combined effort in creating strategic alliances.


Always open to new challenges! and passionate on making Dinners That Matter a Global initiative!

A COMMITTED TEAM
Chema Chaqués
Chema Chaqués
Entrepreneur, Consultant and passionate about improving personal, business and social happiness, working to attract and develop people and talent, create, finance and deploy business strategies for companies and projects, and apply technologies to improve results in a sustainable way tours our environment. 
My other passions are family, animals, cooking, the sea, skiing, paddle tennis and golf.
 
Elina Nykanen
Elina Nykanen
Elina is of Finnish origin and has lived as an entrepreneurial expat around the globe. Her humane, cultural and business acumen focuses on creating fruitful long-term partnerships and win-win situations developing international contacts, proposals and opportunities. Elina uses her many fold therapeutic skills to give support to the team.
Marta Zamorano
Marta Zamorano
I consider that when you work in events organization, where empathy plays a fundamental role, you get yourself into the shoes of any client, trying to exceed their expectations with the magic that only you know. I like challenges! My weakness is decoration and fashion magazines, which I check in my free time, when my children do not monopolize my mobile with online games.
Ian Gibbs
Ian Gibbs
Author, speaker and learning coach, Ian is a lifelong learner who believes the best way to help people learn is to teach them the Art of Autonomous Learning. 
Organizer of IDEAS THAT MATTER to help raise solidarity awareness! When not writing, speaking or training, enjoying a quiet life at home, nestled in the Natural Forest of Collserola.
 
Marta Vernet
Marta Vernet
Social entrepreneur
Founder of WinWin Connection & Head of Activities and Community Service at The American School of Barcelona
 
Marta is passionate about skiing, hiking, traveling, exploring new places and cultures, enjoying conversations with individuals and companies to create connections that add value to the community. Always connected to the educational world.
 
Toni Mascaró
Toni Mascaró
Entrepreneur, dreamer and enthusiastic. With more than 20 years of experience in the digital sector, he contributes to the digital transformation of companies through eMascaró. Speaker, teacher and mentor.
Rosa Bada
Rosa Bada
Graduated in Semitic Philology and with studies of Doctorate in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the UB.
Member of the Advisory Panel of the NGO Platform of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency
Her extensive experience as a project evaluator in the fields of Human Rights will help in the selection of all the projects in which we are involved.
Traveling, collaborating and helping to create a fairer world are the incentives that help grow
Víctor Horcasitas
Víctor Horcasitas
Serial entrepreneur, growth hacker, angel investor, amateur urban cowboy and fundraiser for good causes, Victor directs Barcelona’s leading magazine for expats Barcelona Metropolitan as well as the American Society of Barcelona.
Albert Torras
Albert Torras
Journalist and writer. Head of retail communication expert, consultant and lecturer. I love motivating jobs, resilient cities, popular culture, the small country, people who are loved. I speak well, I dream better. I want culture, I want exciting projects, I want to ask everything I don’t know.
 
I seek happiness and tranquility from a library in the village house. I need art. Music. I try to be solidary and I enjoy gastronomy. For these reasons and more, Dinners That Matter.
ADVISORS
Manel Pousa "Pare Manel"
Manel Pousa "Pare Manel"
Social activist against poverty
Thanks for your humanity, time, generosity and knwoledge. RIP
Josep Miquel Piqué
Josep Miquel Piqué
Execiutive President of Salle Technova and Executive Director of 22@Barcelona
Linda Reichard
Linda Reichard
Marketing & Comunication teacher
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