This is the first time this high honour has been awarded since the Chamber was created in 2014. José Luís Bonet, President of the Spanish Chamber, and Xania Méndez, Secretary of State for Trade, presented the Commendation to Francisco Martínez-Cosentino.
The President of the Cosentino Group, Francisco Martínez-Cosentino Justo, was honoured at noon today with the Commendation of the Order of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Shipping. The ceremony took place at the headquarters of the Spanish Chamber. The Commendation, which was bestowed by José Luís Bonet, President of the Spanish Chamber, is the first to be awarded since the institution was created in 2014. In the case of Cosentino's top executive, this high honour recognises the pivotal role Francisco Martínez-Cosentino Justo plays in economic and business activity in Spain and internationally. Mr Martínez-Cosentino is not only the driving force behind a leading business group, but he has also always been firmly committed to social and regional development, and is a strong advocate of training, talent, innovation and infrastructures as factors that improve competitiveness. At the ceremony, Mr Martínez-Cosentino was accompanied by his family, various executives from Cosentino Group and representatives from Almerian and Spanish businesses and institutions. On behalf of the Government, the act was presided over by the Secretary of State for Trade, Xania Méndez.