José Moro has been awarded the Ponce de León Award for Executive of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce in Miami (USA)
The businessman has become an international benchmark in the sector, from his position as president of Bodegas Emilio Moro and Bodegas Cepa 21. He has milestones such as becoming the first winemaker in history to enter the Forbes Spain list of the 100 entrepreneurs leaders in innovation.
- The Ponce de León 2020 awards go to José Moro as "Executive of the Year" and to the COSENTINO Group as "Company of the Year"
- The Chamber of Commerce of Spain-United States in Florida commemorates this year its 40th anniversary
José Moro, President of Bodegas Emilio Moro and Bodegas Cepa 21, adds a new recognition to his professional career with an international award granted by the Chamber of Commerce of Spain-United States in Florida (Miami). It is the Ponce de León 2020 award, which recognizes José Moro as “Executive of the year”.
For José Moro, president of the Family Wineries and author of the book If you know how to listen, wine speaks to you (Gestión 2000. Planeta), the awarding of this award has been an immense joy. This award is a recognition of international fame that also coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Chamber of Commerce of Spain-USA. in Florida, an important landmark that symbolizes the strong ties that bind Spain and the United States since their origins. As the president of this binational organization, Javier Estades-Saez, has emphasized, “throughout these years, the Chamber of Commerce of Spain-United States in Florida has been a strategic partner for companies present in various economic sectors in the United States, promoting the growth and development of both countries. These awards represent the recognition of the Chamber to companies and executives for their contributions to this progress and their determined commitment to the American market. "
Along with José Moro and his Ponce de León award for “Executive of the Year”, the Chamber of Commerce also awards the CONSENTINO Group as “Company of the Year”. José Moro joins in congratulating this global family business and its entire team. The Ponce de León award for “Company of the Year” is the Chamber's recognition of companies whose innovation, passion and desire to grow has led them to success in the United States.
For José Moro, this award "is a great joy and an enormous illusion for the satisfaction that a job well done leaves us, especially coming from an organization as important as the Chamber of Commerce and in an atypical year for all".
This executive was the first winemaker in history to enter the Forbes Spain list of the 100 leading entrepreneurs in innovation. At present, Bodegas Emilio Moro is the president, a company with more than 100 years of history and its great success is based on having known how to combine tradition with innovation in order to maintain its essence.
According to the Chamber of Commerce, the Ponce de León award for “Executive of the Year” is the recognition of this organization to executives who have demonstrated how their perseverance, global vision and professional commitment have led them to be key people for the community.
José Moro was born and raised in Pesquera de Duero (Valladolid), surrounded by good wine and family tradition in a childhood and youth that would mark his professional future. With effort, work and passion, he directs a project that has evolved to become one of the benchmark wineries in the Ribera del Duero internationally recognized. For José Moro, the main contribution of his winery to the United States is “to be able to be the flag bearers of the Ribera and Spain in a country with as many possibilities as the United States, offer quality wines and open the borders of Spain to the world, to that the consumer can get to know our country closely and fall in love with our people, our culture and our wines. "
Spain ranks sixth as an importer by volume in the US wine market, and in terms of value it ranks fourth in imports behind Italy, France and New Zealand.
For its part, Grupo COSENTINO currently distributes its products and brands in more than 110 countries. Headquartered in Almería (Spain), they have a presence in 40 countries with more than 4,500 employees. North America accounts for 55 percent of the COSENTINO Group's total sales. In this market the company has almost tripled the number of centers or warehouses, from 17 at the end of 2011 to 43 in 2020. This evolution, in terms of logistics excellence and service, has been accompanied by a steady growth in sales figures.