Spanish politician who was elected to be the leader of the Citizens Party in 2006. He was also a member of Catalan Parliament from late 2006 until August of 2015.
He studied law at Ramon Llul University and worked as a legal counsel for La Caixa, a banking institution, from 2002 to 2006.
He was a high-level swimmer, winning the Catalan swimming championship at the age of 16. He also played water polo competitively.
He was married to Mariona Saperas from 2000 to 2013 and has a daughter named Daniela. His parents are Maria Jesus Diaz and Agustin Rivera.
Rivera is among those who oppose the Catalonian independence movement espoused by politicians such as Artur Mas i Gavarro, who has served as president of the Democratic Convergence of Catalonia.