Artur Mas was born in Barcelona in 1956 and is married with three children and grandfather of two granddaughters. He has a degree in Economics and Business Science. He was a councillor of the Barcelona City Council from 1987 to 1995, acting as the economic affairs spokesman, and spokesman and president of the municipal group of CiU.
He has been a member of the Parliament of Catalonia since 1995. He has been Minister for Public Works, Minister for Economy and Finance, Chief Minister of the Government of Catalonia and President of the Government of Catalonia from December 2010 to January 2016.
He is currently President of the Catalan European Democratic Party, political party ruling the presidency of the Catalan Government.