In his Executive Director role, Ventura manages the overall business at Sónar, the leading festival for Music, Creativity & Technology (www.sonar.es) that takes place every year in Barcelona, Reykjavík, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Santiago de Chile and Cape Town. They also organize Sónar +D: the international Congress of Creativity, Technology & Business, designed to promote talent and business opportunities in the digital creative industries environment (www.sonarplusd.com).
Prior to Sónar, Ventura had several senior roles at Yahoo! (1999-2009): General Counsel for Yahoo! Spain, Director of the Legal and Business Affairs Department of Yahoo! Music International and General Manager of Yahoo! Music International.
Ventura also worked for BMG Music Spain & Portugal (a Bertelsmann company), as Director of the Legal and Business Affairs Department both for the record company and the publishing one. Before that, he worked as a solicitor specialized on New Technologies and Entertainment. He also worked at the Spanish Authors Collecting Society (SGAE) and in the Movie Industry for the Los Angeles (CA) based company Arenas Group.
Ventura has a degree in Law by the University of Barcelona and MBA in Cultural Enterprises Management by the University of Madrid.
He is co-founder and Academic Board member at ISDI (Instituto Superior para el Desarrollo de Internet) and professor in several universities such Berklee College of Music (Valencia Campus). Ventura has also published several books on Music Industry field.