Antonio Coca is Honorary Professor of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Spain, and former Chief of the Hypertension and Vascular Risk Unit of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain (1984-2018). Past-President of the Spanish Society of Hypertension (2004-2006), honorary member of the Latin American Society of Hypertension (LASH), the InterAmerican Society of Cardiology (SIAC), the Central American Society of Hypertension (SCCH), the Argentinean Society of Hypertension (SAHA), the Venezuelan Society of Hypertension, the Peruvian Society of Cardiology (SPC), and the Portuguese Society of Hypertension (SPH). Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London (FRCP) and Emeritus Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (EFESC). In 2007 was Elected member of the Scientific Council of the European Society of Hypertension, serving currently as “Executive-Officer” responsible for relationships with Latin America. First Chair of the Council on Hypertension of the European Society of Cardiology (2012-2016), Past-Chair of the ESH WG on the Brain & Hypertension (2014-2016), and past-member of the Committee for Practice Guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (2016-2018). Editor of 60 books on various topics within the field of hypertension. He has published more than 600 papers in international journals and has presented more than 900 invited lectures at international and national meetings and universities. He has been member of the steering committee, as well as the Spanish coordinator, of several large-scale international trials in hypertension.