The vice president of Foment is shaping up to preside over CEOE against Garamendi


The vice president of Foment del Treball, Virginia Guinda, is finalizing his candidacy to preside over the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE), sources familiar with the decision have explained to Europa Press. It’s about the only alternative candidacy to that of the current president of the Spanish employers’ association, Antonio Garamendi, who will try to revalidate his presidency for four more years in the elections on November 23.

icing, what are youYou have until November 8 to present the guarantees, has been CEO of Iberboard since the beginning of 2018 and co-founded the company Energía Local in 2008, which she directed for 10 years. Since 2006, she has held the position of technical director of the Spanish Cogeneration Association (Acogen), representing this sector in the Electricity Advisory Council of the National Energy Commission.

Who is Virginia Guinda?

Beyond the vice presidency, since the end of 2014 is a member of the Board of Directors of the Catalan employers association and president of its Energy Forum, and is part of the board of the CEOE. Guinda is a senior industrial engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), a member of the Col·legi d’Enginyers Industrials de Catalunya (COEIC) and a specialist in energy management.

A businessman in favor of Guinda formalizing her candidacy sees in her a woman with experience and rigor “who knows what it means to risk his personal capital to revive a company, internationalize it and face a crisis like the current one”. The president of the Federation of Automotive Dealer Associations (Faconauto), Gerardo Pérez, decided last week not to present an alternative candidacy after assessing the possibility of doing so.


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