The president of the Royal Theater, Gregorio Maranon, received the Madrid Award of the Year this afternoon, in its first edition, in an act held in the Theater's Ballroom and whose award has been presented by the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida.
At the meeting, in which Santiago González-Alverú participated, director of the Sganmedios group, convenor of the award, and the former minister of culture Iñigo Méndez de Vigo, among others, the work carried out by Gregorio Marañón at the head of the Teatro Real has been recognized, with special attention to the effort and achievements made during the difficult period of the pandemic.
The jury's minutes also highlight his relevant professional and personal career, his exemplarity, your dedication and your sense of commitment, that has made him always be at the service of his city and his fellow citizens, in a triple facet: business, cultural and academic, serving the general interest from civil society.
When collecting the award, Marañón has assured that Madrid is "the most open city" that he knows because "it does not distinguish its citizens by their origin" and "instantly welcomes" all who live in it.: "All those who come to Madrid and live in Madrid are from Madrid", has added.
The jury has been formed by Ladislao Azcona, President of Tressis and of Estudio de Comunicación; Javier Vega de Seoane, President of DKV; Luis Villarejo, Sports Director of the EFE Agency; Eduardo Curras, General Director of Banco Sabadell Madrid and the two Castillas; Alexander Pawn, CEO Rush News; Bernardo Gutierrez de la Roza, CEO of the law firm ONTIER; Assisi Martin de Cabiedes, President of Europa Press; Eduardo López-Puertas, General Director of IFEMA; Xandra Falcó, President of Círculo Fortuny; Angel Asensio, President of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce; Rosa Menendez, President of the CSIC; Alvaro Rengifo, Patron of Amref Africa (Princess of Asturias Award); Ximena Caraza, General Director of the Casa de México in Spain; Jesus Martinez from Rioja, journalist, and Pedro Blasco, Director of Vivir Madrid.
Gregorio Marañón joined the Board of Trustees and the Executive Commission of the Teatro Real in 1995, upon constitution of the Foundation. In 1996 resigned, being reappointed as trustee and member of the Executive Commission in 2004. In December 2007 was elected president of the Board of Trustees and its Executive Committee, being reelected in 2012, 2018 Y 2021.
Full member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando and the European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, presides over the Ortega-Marañon Foundation and the Teatro de la Abadía. He is a patron of the National Library, from the Real Alcázar of Seville and the Town Hall, of the National Historical Archive of Nobility and the Army Museum.
He is president of Logista and of Air City Madrid Sur. He chairs the Board of Directors of Universal Music Spain and is a member of the Board of Directors of Patrimonio Nacional.
Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Castilla-La Mancha, is in possession of the Grand Cross of Alfonso X the Wise, the Gold Medal of the Community of Madrid and the Gold Medal of the Madrid City Council, among other decorations.
In the pictures, Gregorio Marañón receives the award from the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida