La Union appoints President to Ms. Rosario Martín Maldonado, the first in the history of the company

La Union appoints President to Ms. Rosario Martín Maldonado, the first in the history of the company

She will occupy the position for the next 5 years

Gabriel Barranco becomes honorary President

Rosario Martín Maldonado is since today the new President of La Unión, coinciding with the International Women’s Day, March 8. He succeeds Gabriel Barranco, who has held the post for 20 years. Both belong to the founding group of the company, created in 1993. The relief, approved today by the Board of Directors, places a woman at the highest level of responsibility in the agricultural sector of Almeria for the first time. The appointment is a five years term.

The new President has a 25-year history linked to La Unión since its inception. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the company and, among other tasks, he has worked as Production Manager, a function that he continues to perform.

Rosario Martín Maldonado is considered a pioneer woman in the development of intensive agriculture in Almeria and its international projection.  The sector highlights its role as one of the driving women of the current “Modelo Almeria” as well as its entrepreneurial vision to enhance what is now the main economic resource for the province of Almeria.

The first measure adopted under his presidency has been to approve the first criminal compliance, with the goal of helping legal representatives, administrative body, employees and any person subject to the authority of the company, to comply with the applicable rules, providing them with a clear statement of policies and procedures. And to assist all the people referred to above in the identification and correction of any real and perceived violation.

The Union, leading national and sectoral level

With a turnover of € 327 M in the 2016/2017 campaign, La Union has a workforce of 1,500 people (56% women and 44% men) in its 26 work centers in Almería and Granada.

The Union is located in the position 1 of the ranking of companies of wholesale trade of fruits and vegetables of the province and in the top 5 at national level.

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