La Razón has awarded the Premios Tu Economía/Dinero y Negocios for the seventh year running. The event, which was held at the Palacio de la Bolsa de Madrid (Madrid Stock Exchange Palace), was led by Nadia Calviño, Second Vice-President of the Government and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation of Spain. Pablo Rivas, CEO of Global Alumni, was presented the prize for Best Spanish Entrepreneur for his specialization in the digital transformation of the best universities around the world. “At Global Alumni, we are extremely proud of breaking down the language barriers and having incorporated Spanish into universities such as MIT, Berkeley, UCLA, and the University of Chicago,” said Rivas.
This year, La Razón wanted to award Spanish business leaders who have excelled in demonstrating their way of facing the pandemic and looking toward the future. Minister Calviño stated: “Today we have had a representation of that rich, vibrant, dynamic, ambitious, creative business structure that competes on a level playing field in the international setting.” Along these same lines, Rivas argued that “now is the time to reclaim Spanish talent,” in reference to all award winners who were present. The EdTech sector, in which Global Alumni has led the way in Spain for the last six years, has boomed during the pandemic and has emerged as one of the top industries in this Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Minister Calviño took advantage of this opportunity to indicate the direction to take in the immediate future: “The recovery is on track, but we must take full advantage of all opportunities that are presented to us in order to modernize and transform the Spanish economy in great depth.” The minister presented the awards to the winners, who, along with Pablo Rivas, comprised of other businessmen, such as Antonio Brufau, and companies like Solaria, Ferrovial, Conexiónborn, The PowerMBA, Petal Search, or FI Group.