During the ceremony held on 15 March, Francisca Rodríguez, executive director of IMO, was responsible for presenting an ESEEA leadership award to Teresa Palahí, second vice-president of the ONCE Foundation’s General Council and vice-president of the ONCE Guide Dog Foundation (FOPG) and the ONCE Foundation for the Care of the Deafblind (FOAPS) in the areas of social services, equality, employment and new technology.
ESEEA (European Workspace for Advanced Studies) presents the award to recognise the work of "leaders who leave a positive, profound and lasting impact on people, businesses and society through their professionalism, integrity and management of talent."
Additional awards were presented to the deputy leader of the Catalonian Regional Government, Joana Ortega; the managing director of Mémora Group, Eduardo Vidal Regard; the chairman and managing director of FIATC, Joan Castells Trius; Baroness Thyssen, Carmen Cervera; the editor and presenter of the radio programme, Protagonistas, Luis del Olmo; the tenor, Jaume Aragall; the president of Codorniu Group, María del Mar Raventós; the sculptor, Xavier Corberó i Olivella, and the Mexican businessman, José Ortega Martínez.
IMO’s former home
The Leadership Awards ceremony took place at ESEEA, the former home of IMO, located in Calle Munner in Barcelona. From these premises, the organisation offers various courses through its different schools: ESPRI (School of Protocol and Institutional Relations), EDI (Digital Interactive Space), ESIEM (School of Business Innovation), IMAI (Image Management Institute) and ESLE (Spanish Language School).