Businessman Ángel Ferrera, historical leader of the Las Palmas employers association, dies

Ángel Ferrera, key businessman in the articulation of the employers' movement in the Canary Islands.

He played a key role in shaping the integration model in the EU

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms

The world of Canarian business is in mourning:
has died Angel Ferrera Martinezwhich was key in the articulation of the employers' movement in the Canary Islands, especially in the Canary Islands, and which played a very active role in the realization of the integration model of the islands in the European Union.

He was the widower of Margarita Alonso and grandson-in-law of Domingo Alonso. He leaves three daughters: Silvia, Sonia and Marta.

Ángel Ferrera was born in Avilés (Asturias), and has lived in the Canary Islands since childhood. With a degree in Economic Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid, he completed the prestigious
Senior Management Program of the San Telmo Institute of Seville
IESE.

He was one of the entrepreneurs
most recognized of the Canary Islands. The beginning of his activity was linked to the Alonso family, exercising the Financial Management at Domingo Alonso, SA (1970 – 1975).

He also held the Vice Presidency of the Bank of the Canary Islands (1980 – 1991); he presided over the company Cable Submarino de Canarias, SA; Canarias Telecom (1999 – 2003) and Unelco Endesa in the Canary Islands (1996 – 2006), and was a member of the Board of Endesa Internacional (1981 – 1986).

Ángel Ferrera with Margarita Alonso, who died in 2007. (bottom left), and with his daughter Sonia (bottom right). / C7

Promoted business participation through associations, intervening in the creation of the
Canarian Business Federation, 1976, which he also presided over. He actively participated in the creation of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE) (1977) and the Canarian Confederation of Businessmen, where he was president (1978); and he was president and co-founder of the Círculo de Empresarios de Canarias (1992).

He held prominent institutional positions, such as the Presidency of the Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Las Palmas from 1986 to 2001 and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Superior Council of Chambers of Spain during that time. he also had
numerous positions in companies and boards of directors: thus, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Las Palmas (1997 – 2001); of the Advisory Council of the President of the Government and the Economic and Social Council of the Canary Islands (1990s); of the Board of Directors of the Caja Insular de Ahorros de Gran Canaria (1976 – 1980); and founder of the Las Palmas Marketing Club (1972).

President of Toyota Canarias, SA for 40 years (1975 – 2015), he displayed the intense activity that has always characterized him to strengthen the business structure of the Canary Islands and contribute to the
economic and social development of the archipelago.

Ángel Ferrera was one of the most recognized businessmen in the Canary Islands. / C7

In 1987, he definitively promoted an old desire, the creation of a
Private and quality Business School, the Bravo Murillo Foundation, of which he was president since 1992, which develops modern management training programs, and Escoex (School of Foreign Trade and Marketing). Institution of recognized prestige that makes a very significant contribution
to the training of young Canarian entrepreneurs and senior business managers from the islands and germ of the University of the Mid-Atlantic.

Ángel Ferrera married María Ángeles Tavío for the second time.

This Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. the moral remains of Ángel Ferrera will be
cremated at the San Miguel Funeral Home.

CANARY ISLANDS7 expressly expresses its deepest condolences and conveys its condolences to his family.

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