Catalan businesswoman Virginia Gwenda will clash with Antonio Garamendi for CEO position

Vice President for Business Promotion, Virginia Jinda, is finalizing his candidacy for the presidency of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE). This is the only alternative candidacy for the current president of the Spanish Employers Association, Antonio Garamendiwho will try to renew his presidency for another four years in the elections November 23. number two of Josep Sanchez Libre It is the last bullet of the Fomento leader to expel the Basque businessman, who attends the electoral appointment with the support of the bulk of the organization.

Guinda, who has up November 8 To provide assurances, she has served as CEO of Iberboard since the beginning of 2018 and co-founded Energía Local in 2008, which she ran for 10 years.

Since 2006, she has been the Technical Director of the Spanish Cogeneration Association (Acogen), representing the sector on the Electricity Advisory Board of the National Energy Commission.

After the position of Vice-President, since the end of 2014 she has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Catalan Employers Association and President of the Energy Forum itself, and He is a member of CEOE . Board of Directors.

Guinda is a Senior Industrial Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), a member of the College of Industrial Engineers of Catalonia (COEIC) and a specialist in energy management.

Business sources in favor of formalizing Gwenda’s candidacy see her as an experienced and rigorous woman who “knows what it means to risk her personal capital to revive a company, internationalize it and face a crisis like the current one”.

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Guinda’s nomination comes after several failed attempts, and after Sánchez-Llibre hit several sticks. President of the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (Faconauto), Gerardo Perezweek, decided not to submit an alternative nomination after assessing the possibility to do so before weak support for your suggestion

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