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Hispasat appoints former Barcelona mayor Jordi Hereu as President

The Spanish satellite operator’s Board of Directors approved Hereu’s nomination on October 8 to relieve Rosario Martínez Manzanedo.

Spanish satellite communications operator Hispasat has appointed Jordi Hereu as the company’s new president. The appointment took place after a shareholders’ meeting in which the Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Industriales (SEPI), which holds 7.41% of Hispasat’s shares, proposed Hereu to preside over the company relieving Rosario Martínez Manzanedo.

Under the new role, Hereu will be responsible for the company’s goals, ensuring its growth and creating value for its shareholders and interest groups.

Hereu started his career in 1991 in Port 2000 and CILSA, linked to protecting the Logistics Activity Zone (ZAL) of the Port of Barcelona.

Since 1999, he has held several positions in the Barcelona City Government, serving his functions as the council member for the Les Corts district until 2004, and as a councillor for Security and Mobility of the Barcelona City Government until 2006.

After two years in this last position, Jordi Hereu was appointed the fifth deputy mayor of the Barcelona City Government and was the mayor of Barcelona from 2006 to 2011.

After his time in public administration, Jordi Hereu co-founded the company Fledge Barcelona and presides over IdenCity and Barcelona Plataforma Empresarial, both specialising in strategic consulting.