Xavier, born 1952, was the Deputy Director of El País since 1999. He was also head of its Catalonian edition until March 2009. He writes a column in El País on national and international economy. He began his career in 1974, working for “El Diario de Mallorca” as a national news writer. From 1985 to 1986 he held the position of Deputy Director of News Services, Spanish Television (TVE). In 1999 he shared with Walter Oppenheimer the Ortega y Gasset prize. He was also the former President of the Global Editors Network from 2011-2012.