José Luis Calvo will be competing in the national final of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which will be held in Madrid in March. He will join the rest of the finalists representing other regions of Spain here, and the definitive winner of this year’s national edition of the award will be chosen. José Luis is also in the running for the World Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which involves the participation of around 60 representatives in total from around the globe.
A son of the founder of the Calvo Group, José Luis was trained in canned food production in Vigo and Paris and began his career at Calvo in 1952. He was appointed as Production Manager in 1953, named director of Canning in 1964, and from 1994 to 2000 held the position of Chief Executive Officer. Additionally, he was a member of the Steering Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and Navigation of La Coruña, President of the National Association of Canners, a member of the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees of the University of La Coruña and Honorary Consul for the Republic of El Salvador in Galicia, amongst others.
He currently acts as Honorary President of the Calvo Group, a position he has held since 2012. The event held to announce the finalists brought together in Madrid more than 100 figures from the business and institutional realms, as well as finalists from past editions of this EY award programme.
Panel of Judges for the Central Region
The judging panel for the Central Region of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award is composed of the following prestigious representatives of the business community:
Dominique Barthel, Executive Director of Ascri
Petra Mateos-Aparicio Morales, Independent Director of Técnicas Reunidas
Fernando Abril-Martorell, Chairman of Indra
Luis Abril, international advisor and consultant
Ernesto Antolín, Chairman of Grupo Antolín
Jaime Carvajal, former Chairman of Banco Urquijo
Fernando Casado, Executive Director of the Family Business Institute
Antonio Catalán, President of AC Hotels
Javier Echenique, Vice President of Banco Sabadell
Antoni Esteve, President of Esteve Laboratories
Cristina Garmendia, Chairwoman of Cotec
Ana María Llopis, Non-Executive Chairwoman of Grupo Dia
Mónica de Oriol, Chairwoman of Seguriber-Umano
Tomás Pascual, Chairman of Grupo Pascual
Javier Pérez, Founder and CEO of the Zed Group
María del Mar Raventós, Chairwoman of Codorniú
Alfredo Sáenz, President of BDK Financial Group
Juan Carlos Ureta, President of Renta 4
Eloi Planes, Executive President of Fluidra
Emilio Alvarez Mezquiriz, Chairman of El Enebro
Joan Corominas Guerin, Director of Banco Urquijo
Antonio Hernandez Callejas, Chairman at Ebro Foods
Jesús Alonso, Chairman of the Daniel Alonso Group
María Jose Alvarez Mezquiriz, Chairwoman of the Eulen Group
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