Last night, the magazine Ejecutivos held the 22nd edition of its Executive Awards ceremony at Hotel Rafael Atocha in Madrid. This edition included a total of 15 award winners and the Executive of the Year Award, which is the highest prize given by the magazine, went to Isidro Fainé, President of «la Caixa». The event was chaired by Mr José Manuel Soria, Minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism.
María Victoria de Rojas, Managing Director and publisher of the Ejecutivos magazine, thanked attendees for their presence and added that, «to leave this situation behind us, the first thing we need to do is change our speech and communicate the fact that we are capable of achieving our targets; we need to highlight our successes and put our mistakes behind us, if we have made any”. As Executive of the Year, Isidro Fainé acknowledged the awards on behalf of all the winners and said that, «entrepreneurs and executives need to show society that the recovery of trust is not only possible, but also that we can and want to achieve it, and it must do so with projects and facts». He also pointed out that there are solutions and that all we need to do is find them and bring them to life, «to continue offering our collaborators and every citizen the possibility of a job, the possibility of feeling useful and the energy they need to make a life that has meaning, a family and, very probably, a fairer society». His speech also paid tribute to all the workers that make up the Spanish business fabric.
The economic magazine also recognised the successful Professional Career of María Teresa Rodríguez Sainz-Rozas, CEO and Managing Director of Galletas Gullón; as well as the long-standing Business Career of FCC and the work carried out by Endesa, which was given the prize for Company of the Year. Awards also went to Grupo Zeltia (Internationalisation), The Colomer Group (Excellence), OKI (Business Initiative), Makro (Leadership), Nintendo Ibérica (Business Strategy), Randstad (Brand Management), Hertz (Quality), Emirates (Customer Service), Universidad Europea de Madrid (Private University), Gestiona (Electronic Administration Solution) and Samsung Electronics Iberia (Technological Innovation).