Ada Colau Ballano

The mayor of Barcelona is Ada Colau Ballano. She was born on March 3, 1974 in Barcelona. She is a Spanish left-wing representative and, since 13 June 2015, Mayor of the city, the first woman to hold the office. Colau was one of the founding members and spokespersons of the Platforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH) (Platform for People Affected by Mortgages), which was set up in Barcelona in 2009 in response to the rise in evictions caused by unpaid mortgage loans and the collapse of the Spanish property market in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. In 2019 she was re-elected to the post of mayor.