Update Post: November 28, 2023 11:52 pm
The president of Henneo, Fernando de Yarza López-Madrazo, has stressed the importance of businessmen having “legal security and political and social certainties in the face of “convulsive moments” and the “political confrontation” that determines the current situation. At the presentation ceremony, this Monday night, of the 2023 Líderes Awards at the Rafael del Pino Auditorium in Madrid, de Yarza has advocated for recovering consensus on State issues and has forcefully defended the Constitution as “the compass for conquer a future in equality and unity.”
The awards recognize those businessmen and entrepreneurs who, with their daily efforts and acting ethically, contribute to the sustainability, improvement and progress of society. In its sixth edition, the awards have distinguished the work of the president of FCC, Esther Alcocer Koplowitz (Business Leader of the Year Award); the president of Indra, Marc Murtra (Leader of the Year in Innovation Award); and that of Cepsa CEO, Maarten Wetselaar (Leader of the Year Award for Best Sustainable Strategy).
During his closing speech at the event, the president of Henneo also claimed the role of the business community as “the engine of a country’s progress, a source of talent and work par excellence, and an authentic guarantee of the state of well-being” and also referred to the three winners of this edition as “true and authentic brand Spain.” From his point of view, this is why they should always be treated as an “asset” and not as a “collection objective.”
De Yarza highlighted Indra’s commitment to innovation and the most advanced technology in a complex international market and highlighted Cepsa’s commitment to turning Spain into a green power that leads the fight against climate change. “Esther Alcocer Koplowitz is one of the great Spanish companies at the head of a multinational like FCC, with 120 years of history, a flagship of the Spain brand anywhere in the world,” he highlighted in reference to the winner of the Business Leader Award of the Anus.
The ‘executioner’ of hoaxes
For her part, the president of La Información, Marisa Navas, has highlighted how, despite the environment of uncertainty and, to some extent, despite the “questioning of business activity”, the digital newspaper will not give up “in the promotion of the values and contributions of the businessman and the entrepreneur” given that, although it may seem obvious, from their point of view, doing business is creating wealth and employment, innovating and promoting change, abandoning the Spain brand in the world” and it is, at the same time, the best way to make a country.
The director of La Información, Fernando Pastor, wanted to emphasize the social function of the newspaper to “help people, families and companies make the right economic decisions at every moment of their lives through information, of the conversations we have and the data we disseminate.” For all this, he is committed to serious journalism as a “champion of credibility and executioner of hoaxes.”
The event, sponsored by Telefónica, Ferrovial, Fundación La Caixa, KPMG, Santander, Philip Morris, Ubico and Unicaja Banco, was also attended by the CEO of Henneo, Iñigo de Yarza López-Madrazo; the Secretary of State for Energy, Sara Aagesen; The president of CEOE, Antonio Garamendi, and the general secretary of the PP, Cuca Gamarra, among other personalities from the business, economic, political, social and communication world.