Ayuso says that companies are fleeing Catalonia, where “the freedom of families and companies is trampled on”

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President Isabel DÃaz Ayuso took advantage of her intervention in the Awards for the Best Entrepreneurs of Madrid, awarded by Actualidad Económica and Telva, to remind that free societies must recognize the “act of courage” that being a businessman supposes, “without falling into the old political temptation to control or direct anyone”.

This vague and indeterminate allusion was specified later when DÃaz Ayuso openly compared his management with that of Catalonia. “There,” he pointed out, “taxation will continue to be hell” and people “do not talk about projects” or about wealth creation. After adding in a conciliatory tone that “Madrid will always be here to walk together”, he returned to the charge explaining that while “companies flee” from Catalonia, where “the freedom of families and companies is trampled upon. Those “continue to come to Madrid” to live in peace and prosper. ”

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The other axis of the president’s brief speech revolved around the four winners: MarÃa Jose Alvarez, president of Eulen (Award for Best Career); Marta MartÃnez, CEO of IBM EMEA (Best Directive); Paula FarÃas, former president of MÃ © discos Sin Fronteras (Solidarity Entrepreneur), and Lupina Iturriaga, CEO of Fintonic (Young Entrepreneur). Of all of them, DÃaz Ayuso highlighted that “they are hardworking women, proud, with convictions, with great personal and work stories that serve as a model and encouragement”.

The directors of El Mundo and Telva, Francisco Rosell Y Olga Ruiz, respectively, together with the president of Unidad Editorial, Antonio Fernández-Galiano, have received the guests to the event. Driven by Martà Saballs, deputy director of the Unidad Editorial newspaper, and organized in collaboration with Bankia, the awards ceremony was attended by Ignacio Aguado, vice president of the Community of Madrid; Manuel Gimanez, Regional Minister of Economy, Employment and Competitiveness, The poverty of Baez, former Minister of Employment, Marta Alvarez, president of El Corte Inglà © s; Maria Benjumea, founder and CEO of Spain Startup and South Summit; Amparo Moraleda, an independent director of CaixaBank, or Luis Carvajal, Egon Zehnder’s office leader in Spain, among others.

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The director of El Mundo and Actualidad Económica had passed through the stage of the Palacio de la Comunidad de Madrid before, Francisco Rosell, for whom “this act of trust” held in the middle of the “winter of our discontent” contributed to bringing summer closer to Madrid. “The covid has been an ax blow”, but after it lives will shine again and for this the role of “company captains” is key. And he concluded by addressing the winners: “The world is yours, and I am not just referring to the newspaper [que dirijo]”.

For her part, the director of Telva, Olga RuizShe recalled that “there are not enough women in managerial positions and those who do are rarely the center of attention. Our way of being useful is to give them the attention they deserve today.”

Next, each of the winners spoke. “Thousands of years ago,” he said Paula Farias, “Some hairy and ugly guys who fixed everything with stones discovered that by cooperating it was easier to hunt bears. Since then, what has tipped the balance is the collective, knowing how to be a herd. We all carry solidarity in our DNA. We should pollute all of society with it. ”

That was also the leitmotiv of Lupina Iturriaga. “Every day I’m excited [a Fintonic], because I learn new things and, above all, I help people. […] We are getting better loans for our clients. We help them save 2,000 to 5,000 euros a year. That is outrageous! They are the studies of the children “.

Marta MartÃnez recalled how he took his first managerial position 20 years ago. “It was something unusual. Now 30% of managers are women. It is enormous progress, but we must continue fighting for an inclusive world that does not waste talent.”

Finally, María José Alvarez confessed that this last year had not been his worst business year, “but human”, although he will never forget “the reaction of the teams, their pride in being part of this organization. I want to dedicate this award to them and to my parents. And as I said the other day in the magazine, I am not going to stop fighting. “

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