The president of Ferrovial, Rafael del Pino, was chosen today as “businessman of the year” by the Spain-United States Chamber of Commerce, at the annual gala that this institution holds every December in New York.
The gala, held in an exclusive New York club in the presence of nearly 300 people, was attended by the governor of the state of New York, Kathy Hochul, favorite to be reelected next year in her position, and the economic vice president of the Spanish government, Nadia Calviño, and the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez.
While Hochul highlighted the opportunities that New York offers for foreign investment, Calviño and Sánchez praised the level of Spanish companies in their internationalization process and the quality of those that have settled in the United States.
Ferrovial, awarded tonight, has 6,000 employees in the United States and makes 33% of its global sales in this country; In its fifteen years of presence in the country, it has invested close to 20,000 million dollars in infrastructure projects.
Ferrovial’s activity is visible above all on the road network: it has built the I66 in the state of Virginia, the I77 in North Carolina, or the Managed Lanes in Texas, among others, but it is also present in public works and airports.
The company operates in the United States through subsidiaries or associates such as Cintra, Ferrovial Construcción, Webber, and Ferrovial Airports, with which it operates in projects for nearly 11,000 million dollars in managed investment.
The Chamber of Commerce award was granted to Rafael del Pino “for his long professional career, his strong commitment to the US market, his contribution to a more internationalized company and his contribution to the consolidation of his company as one of the companies in most important infrastructures in the world “.