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The Board of Directors of the Family Company Institute will propose appointing Andrés Sendagorta as the Institute’s new President


If elected, the President of SENER will replace Marc Puig, who has completed his two-year term since he was appointed at the 2020 Assembly.

The Board of Directors of the Instituto de la Empresa Familiar (Family Company Institute), at the proposal of its President, Marc Puig, has unanimously agreed to propose at the annual Members’ Assembly, the highest decision-making body of the IEF, to be held on May 11, that Andrés Sendagorta, President of the SENER Group, be appointed as the new President of the IEF.

If ratified by the Assembly, Andrés Sendagorta will replace Marc Puig, whose two-year term of office will expire in May.

The Board of Directors also expressed its gratitude to Marc Puig for the remarkable work he is doing as the leader of the Institute.

The President of the Family Company Institute serves for a two-year term, which cannot be extended, according to the organization’s charter. Andrés Sendagorta would become the Institute’s fifteenth president.

Andrés Sendagorta is a shareholder and the President of SENER, an engineering and technology group founded in 1956 that is present on five continents and which is recognized for its capacity to innovate and lead changes that guide the sustainable development of society. He is also the President of the SENER Foundation and, since May 2019, he has been the President of the Basque Family Company Association, Aefame.

He holds a degree in General Management from the IESE Business School (University of Navarra) and is also a member of the Governing Board of the Institute for Market Studies. Andrés Sendagorta graduated from the Spanish Navy’s Military Academy as a Lieutenant, junior grade in 1985. As part of his military career, he served as ASW officer on the frigate «Baleares» and, as a lieutenant, as a naval jet fighter pilot with an aircraft carrier rating (U.S. Navy and Spanish Navy). He has also held the following positions: Harrier jet pilot at the Rota Naval Base and the Príncipe de Asturias aircraft carrier; Head of Operations and Executive Officer; and Lieutenant Commander in the Spanish Navy.

Andrés Sendagorta was awarded the Grand Cross of Naval Merit in 2009, with white band.

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