The 116th Annual General Meeting of the British Chamber of Commerce was held at the Cuatrecasas headquarters in Barcelona to elect the new members of the Governing Board for the 2022 – 2024 term. The members elected the 15 new members who will govern the organisation for the next two years, with the aim of continuing to grow and innovate a dynamic organisation.
The new members include Ralph Smith, from Gómez-Acebo & Pombo and Guillermo Vidal-Wagner, from Cuatrecasas.
Ralph Smith is an Intellectual Property and Technology international counsel at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo. He joined the firm in 1999 and specialises in New Technology Law, Intellectual Property, Media Law, Litigation and cross-border transactions in general.
Guillermo Vidal is a Corporate Taxation partner at Cuatrecasas Barcelona, and member of the firm´s German desk. He is an expert in the non-profit sector, advising foundations, associations, public sector entities (e.g., state-owned companies and consortiums), religious institutions, sports clubs and federations, and universities on Civil and Tax matters, and on sponsorship and patronage. Guillermo was already a member of the Board (secretary) and has been re-elected as a member.
The rest of the Governing Board is formed by José Manuel Amor (Afi), Iván Carballido (Roman), Miriem Diouri (MDG Asesores), Christopher Dottie MBE (Hays), Aida García (Cambridge University Press), María García (Smart Culture), Derek A. Langley (Andalucía Technology Recruitment), Miguel López-Quesada (Gestamp), María Navarro (IESE Business School), Tony Noel (T&T Consultant), Isabel Perea (Grant Thornton), Susana Rodríguez (Savills) and Antonio Román (Santander).
On Tuesday 5 April, the members of the new Governing Board will select the positions of responsibility of the organisation: Presidency, National Vice-Presidency, Regional Vice-Presidencies, Secretariat, Treasury; and the Communication and Institutional Relations and Public Affair sections.
Founded in Barcelona in 1908, and also present in Madrid, Andalusia and Bilbao, the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain is a non-profit membership organisation that aims to provide the best possible opportunities for networking and establishing business contacts for new members by connecting them to the commercial markets, not only in the United Kingdom, but also throughout Spain.