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Cristóbal Montoro, former Minister of Finance and the Civil Service of Spain, to Participate in the PROA Comunicación Observatories

Cristóbal Montoro, former Minister of Finance and the Civil Service of Spain, will participate in a new edition of the PROA Comunicación Observatories entitled ‘The Spanish Economy and its Impending Challenges’. The Observatory will be held on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 09:30 A.M. at the Club Financiero Génova (c / Marqués de la Ensenada, 14).

Rafael Villaseca, at the PROA Comunicación Observatory: “We are in the middle of a process of change”

Rafael Villaseca, former CEO of Gas Natural Fenosa and current President of the Naturgy Foundation, participated in the Proa Communication Observatory held at the Boston Consulting Group headquarters on Wednesday, April 10.

Rafael Villaseca is an industrial engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and an MBA from IESE. He was CEO of Gas Natural Fenosa for thirteen years. He currently chairs the Naturgy Foundation (formerly Gas Natural Fenosa) and is a board member of Cementos Molins and VidaCaixa, as well as a member of the Advisory Committee of Foment del Treball Nacional and a member of the Spanish Chapter of the Club of Rome.

Among his recognitions, he is notable for the aforementioned award for the best CEO of the year of the 2010 edition of the Platts Global Energy Awards, the most prestigious awards in the energy sector, which was awarded in New York. This award, which recognizes the professional career and the most recent achievements of its recipient, values strategic vision, decision and leadership, as well as the demonstration of a clarity of vision, judgment and sufficient motivation of directives to transform their organizations.

The Proa Comunicación Observatories

The Proa Observatories are discussion forums complemented by the participation of prominent executives, politicians and professionals.  They were enacted with the purpose of becoming a laboratory of ideas, where genuine dialogue is fostered to debate current business issues as well as discuss corporate reputation, branding and public relations as important elements for businesses to improve and succeed.

Among the distinguished guests who have participated in these forums are economist Manuel Conthe, President of Red Eléctrica Spain Jordi Sevilla, former Minister of Education, Culture and Sport José Ignacio Wert, writers Pablo D’Ors and Pilar Urbano, Director of External Communication at Deloitte Antonio Belmonte, Director of Communication and Institutional Relations at El Corte Inglés José Luis González-Besada, the High Comissioner for the Spanish Brand Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros, Director General of the OJD Manuel Sala and IESE Professor Yago de la Cierva, editor of Innovación Digital de Vocento Borja Bergareche and the President of Multinacionales por Marca España José María Palomares, among others.

José Luis Martínez-Almeida, PP Candidate for Mayor of Madrid to Participate in the PROA Comunicación Observatories

José Luis Martínez Almeida, spokesperson of the PP (People’s Party/Partido Popular) and PP candidate for Mayor of Madrid, will participate in a new edition of the PROA Communicación Observatories entitled ‘Recovering Madrid for everyone’. The Observatory will be held on Friday, May 8, 2019, at 09:00AM at the Wellington Hotel (c/Velázquez, 8).

José Luis was born in Madrid in 1975. He holds a Law Degree from the Comillas Pontificial University (ICAI-ICADE) and has been a State Attorney since 2001. He has worked in Girona, Toledo and Madrid. His career as a lawyer of the State is extensive, particularly before the Social Courts and in the Administrative Chamber.

In 2007 he was inaugurated as General Director of Historic Heritage of the Community of Madrid until 2011. Between 2011 and 2013 he was Secretary-General of the Governing Council of the Autonomous Community of Madrid later becoming Secretary-General of the Board of Directors of SEPI Desarrollo Empresarial (SEPIDES), a group of companies owned by the government holding company SEPI, from September 2013 to April 2014, also assuming leadership of its Legal Advising Department.

In April 2014, he was appointed by consensus of the Council of Ministers as Director of the Institutional Legal Division of the Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility.

After the 2015 Municipal and Autonomous Elections he took office as Councilor of PP’s Municipal Group and on April 28, 2017 he was elected as Spokesperson of the Municipal branch of his party, a position he currently holds. On January 13, 2019, he was nominated by his party as the Candidate for Mayor of Madrid. His hobbies include golf and an avid passion for Atlético de Madrid.