October 9, 2020
The Spanish satellite operator’s Board of Directors approved his nomination yesterday to relieve Rosario Martínez Manzanedo.
MADRID, 9 October 2020. The Board of Directors of HISPASAT, the Spanish satellite communications operator, approved the appointment of Jordi Hereu as the company’s new president yesterday. The appointment took place after an extraordinary 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.
A graduate in Business Management and Administration, Hereu also holds an MBA from ESADE. He 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.
HISPASAT's new president is now taking on a new professional challenge and commitment to reach the company’s goals, ensuring its growth and creating value for its shareholders and interest groups.
HISPASAT, Red Eléctrica Group’s communications satellite operator, is a world leader in content distribution in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries and its satellite fleet is used by important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. HISPASAT also provides satellite broadband and connectivity services, which include broadband access, mobility and backhaul networks, in addition to other added value solutions for governments, companies and telecommunication operators in America, Europe and North Africa. HISPASAT –which is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based– is one of the world's largest companies in its sector in terms of revenue, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas.