PhD in Civil Engineering, Dr. Casas Esplugas is the Director of Strategic Planning and Prospective at Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya, FGC. Among other duties, he is in charge of international benchmarking and strategic business analysis.
He is currently chairman of the Toprail group within the International Union of Railways, devoted to tourism and rail. Dr. Casas Esplugas is also, since 2006, Part Time Lecturer at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
Previous to joining FGC, Dr. Casas Esplugas was researcher and Railways Projects Manager at the Center for Innovation in Transport (CENIT), advisor to the Association of Municipalities with Urban Transport (AMTU) and Planning Engineer at Infraestructures Ferroviàries de Catalunya, Ifercat.
Dr. Casas Esplugas is author of several papers and more than 30 communications to national and international conferences.