Merc Conesa Pags was born in Terrassa (Barcelona) on 13 September 1968, is the mother of three children and lives in Sant Cugat del Valls.
Bachelor in Law (UAB) and Master in Law and Management (UPF ) and Leadership and Innovation in Public Policy (ESADE).
She is Mayor of Sant Cugat del Valls (Barcelona) and since July 2015 is the President of Diputaci¢ de Barcelona (Barcelona Provincial Council). She is the first woman ever elected President of the Province. In the previous mandate, from 2011 to 2015, she was Vice President of the Barcelona Provincial Council.
She has also been Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Barcelona and has worked in the legal service of the Catalan Association of Municipalities and the Directorate General of Local Administration of the Government of Catalonia.