We are pleased to announce that our 129th Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 8th June at the exclusive Drapers’ Hall, located in the heart of the City of London.
This corporate event is one of the most important activities that the Spanish Chamber organises during the year and it is attended by leading representatives from a wide range of British and Spanish companies. Following tradition, the event will be presided by H.E. the Ambassador of Spain, Mr. Federico Trillo – Figueroa.
On this truly special occasion we are pleased to count on Mr. Juan Miguel Villar Mir, Chairman of Grupo Villar Mir and OHL as our Guest of Honour, and we would like to take this opportunity to introduce him as well as the company he represents.
Mr. Villar Mir, 1st Marquis of Villar Mir, is President, Chairman and owner of Grupo Villar Mir, which owns several leading international companies in different sectors, including OHL group. Mr. Villar Mir holds a Doctorate in Civil Engineering and Degrees in Law and Industrial Organisation and has received numerous distinctions throughout his extensive career. He is an Academic Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, as well as Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Doctors of Spain.
He was appointed Vice-President of the Spanish Government for Economic Affairs and Treasury Minister in the first cabinet of the Spanish Monarchy (1975-76) and has also acted as Executive Chairman of several large corporations, such as Altos Hornos de Vizcaya, Hidro-Nitro Española and Empresa Nacional de Celulosas.
As for OHL, the Spanish company is a large international concessions and construction group with more than 100 years of history. It operates in more than 30 countries across 5 continents, being the 31st largest international contractor and an international reference in the construction of hospitals and railways. In London, the OHL Group, whose majority shareholder is the Villar Mir Group, acquired in late 2014, the historic Old War Office building in a joint venture with the Hinduja Group. This property, a heritage asset of outstanding historical and patrimonial value, will be restored and renovated to accommodate a 5-star hotel and residential homes
With such a remarkable Guest of Honour, we are positive that attendees will be delighted to listen to Mr. Villar Mir’s insights and exchange impressions with him during the evening.
Please remember that places for this event are limited, so do not forget to book yours in advance to avoid disappointment. For further information on this event and how to submit your booking, please click here.