Success of the 8th Gala of the Capital Awards, which brought together more than one hundred entrepreneurs and senior executives

November 11, 2021

Madrid, on 16 November 2021.

The 8th edition of the Capital Awards concluded last night with a resounding success, attracting more than one hundred senior executives from all business sectors.

The event, which was inaugurated by the Vice-President of CEOE, Íñigo Fernández de Mesa, served to honour innovation and business and professional excellence.

Following a 2020 marked by lockdowns, the Capital Awards have been held once again in 2021 in a context distinguished by digitalisation, innovation, sustainability, social responsibility and diversity as major assets for the growth and development of the business fabric and our economy as a whole.

The awards ceremony, which took place at the Mandarin Oriental Ritz Hotel, in person, was the first one held by Capital after being acquired by Capital Gestión Editorial SL in October 2020.

A total of 12 companies received awards in different categories, as well as six executives, each of whom was also recognised in their own specific category, for a total of 18 awards. The 12 companies that received awards and their categories were as follows:

Nuance won the award for Best Technology Solution of the Year; the award in the Innovation category went to Odigo; the insurance company DKV won the award for best CSR practices. Another of the evening’s awards went to the company distinguished for its fight against Covid-19, the insurance company Asisa. Bit2Me was the Fintech company of the year.

In addition, the award for Best Investor Product went to the Intelligent Broker of Evo Banco; the Green Capital award went to EDP; the award for International Projection went to Osborne; the award for Business Communication went to Cesce; the award for the promotion of R&D&I went to Kaudal and the award for the best transformation went to Prosegur. The Capital Award for Work-Life Balance went to Mahou San Miguel.


Special recognition for business leaders.

In addition to the 12 companies recognised for their initiatives in specific categories, six entrepreneurs and executives were recognised individually for their management. These were: Manuel Hernández Cansino, CEO of Finetwork, who won the award for CEO of the Year. The CEO Revelation, another of these awards, went to José Antonio Pinilla, CEO of Asseco. Patricia Alonso, General Manager of Jazztel and Simyo (Grupo Orange) received the Career Achievement Award, while the award for Disruptive Leadership went to Gabriela V. Orille, Global Digital Director of Santander Wealth Management & Insurance. The Executive of the Year award went to Luis Pardo of Sage Iberia, and the Entrepreneur of the Year award went to Diego Murillo, Honorary President of AMA Seguros and also President of the AMA Foundation.

The Capital Awards returned with a new image and a renewed design, stronger than ever and with all the necessary recognition for the leaders who are transforming the business landscape in Spain.