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José Vicente de los Mozos, new President of the IFEMA Executive Committee

He takes over from Clemente González Soler, after his appointment was unanimously ratified by the trades fair’s Governing Board

12 Jun 2020

José Vicente de los Mozos has been ratified today as the new president of the IFEMA Executive Committee. The appointment was made effective by unanimous agreement of the Governing Board, the institution's highest governing body, which is currently chaired by the President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso. The board is composed of representatives from Madrid City Council, Madrid's Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services and the Fundación Montemadrid.

José Vicente de los Mozos is worldwide Executive Vice President of Production and Logistics for the Renault group, President of the brand in Spain and President of ANFAC, the automotive sector employers association. He will combine these positions with his new responsibility at the head of Spain's leading trade fair organiser.

The transfer occurs after his predecessor, Clemente González Soler, who is one of the leading Spanish entrepreneurs in the aluminium sector, stood down voluntarily after having positioned IFEMA among the top trade fair operators in the world and achieved, in only four years, the objective of doubling turnover, as required by its five-year Strategic Plan, in addition to successes such as COP25 and taking on such important challenges as the COVID-19 Emergency Hospital.

The chapter that now begins under the leadership of José Vicente de los Mozos includes challenges such as implementing the expansion plan for IFEMA Espacio Valdebebas and continuing progress in areas as important as diversifying the services it offers, internationalisation and digitisation. “It is an honour for me to accept this responsibility at a time when IFEMA is celebrating its 40th anniversary and is providing to be stronger than ever, thanks to the great work carried out by Clemente González Soler”.

For its part, the members of the IFEMA Governing Board wanted to emphasize that “the experience in the global economy of our new President will be of enormous value, as well as his drive to recover the activity and growth rates experienced prior to the pandemic”.