Jon Rahm

For his great international standing, and for being the second Spaniard in history after Severiano Ballesteros to be number one in the world, at the age of only 25. The Basque golfer has an impressive track record, having been the Spanish champion at different ages. Since 2012 he has won numerous international championships: PGA Tour, […]

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Ayuda en Acción

For its fight against poverty and inequality through its work in more than 20 countries in Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Since 1981, this non-partisan and non-denominational NGO has promoted the solidarity of all people in a global world, encouraging children, families and communities affected by poverty, exclusion and inequality to develop skills that […]

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Juan Luis Arsuaga

For his work as a palaeontologist, contribution to science and dissemination of knowledge at universities and in scientific journals around the world. He is co-director of the archaeological excavations in the Atapuerca Mountains (Burgos) and a foreign associate member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in the United States. He is also director of […]

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Prado Museum

For being one of the world’s best museums, which celebrated its bicentennial in 2019, being one of Spain’s main cultural references and tourist attractions. Throughout its 200-year history, the Prado Museum’s initial collection of 311 works by Spanish artists has grown to include almost 8,000 paintings, 9,000 drawings, 1,000 sculptures and 3,500 pieces of decorative […]

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Belén Garijo

For being one of the female Spanish executives who have gone the furthest in international business through her work at Merck, the German science and technology multinational, where she will take over as Chair of the Executive Board and CEO in May 2021. A medical doctor, she has spent most of her career in the […]

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Tamara Rojo

For being one of the most important figures in classical ballet internationally. A former Principal of The Royal Ballet in London, she has been Artistic Director of English National Ballet since 2012. Throughout her career, her many awards have included the Prince of Asturias Arts Award in 2005 and Commander of the Order of the […]

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Iberia

For being the Spanish flag carrier that has connected Spain with all corners of the world since 1927. Iberia was Spain’s first airline and is the leader in routes between Europe and Latin America. Its business also encompasses aircraft maintenance, airport assistance and air cargo. In addition, the Jury recognises its hard work and dedication […]

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José María Álvarez-Pallete

For his contribution, as CEO of Telefónica, to the digitalisation of Spain’s society and economy, and for his exemplary leadership in transforming the business model of an iconic Spanish company. He joined Telefónica in 1999, and under his management, the company has been recognised as the most admired telecommunications operator in Europe and the third […]

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