06/27/2022 - Awards and honours

Encarna Piñero, winner in the regional phase of the ‘Caixabank 2022 Women in Business Awards’ in the Balearic Islands

  • The CEO and executive vice-president of Grupo Piñero opts for the national prize of the CaixaBank awards, and with it, to be one of the Spanish representatives at the international IWEC Awards 2022, which this year will be presented in Madrid from November 13 to 15.
  • Encarna Piñero will be part of the "CaixaBank Women in Business Community" on LinkedIn, which brings together the businesswomen awarded in all editions of the awards and puts them in contact with other networks of women entrepreneurs at the national and international level.

Palma, June 27, 2022.-  Encarna Piñero, CEO and executive vice-president of Grupo Piñero, a Spanish multinational company dedicated to the tourism sector and present in the entire value chain of the vacation industry for almost 50 years, has been selected for her career, strategic vision, capacity for innovation and transformational leadership as the winner of the Balearic Islands Territorial Directorate of the 'CaixaBank 2022 Women in Business Awards', which recognize the talent and professional excellence of businesswomen in Spain and promote networking among leading women entrepreneurs around the world.

For Encarna Piñero, this recognition is “a further incentive to keep evolving and to continue my father's legacy. Working every day to make it grow and share it with my family and the 14,000 professionals that make up Grupo Piñero, while remaining faithful to the values and lessons that my parents passed on to me, and which I intend to pass on in my personal, family and business environment: passion and excellence to continue building the tourism sector.

María Cruz Rivera, territorial director of CaixaBank in the Balearic Islands, said that "The 'CaixaBank Women in Business Awards', which celebrate their sixth edition this year, have been consolidated in recent years for their commitment to business excellence and the promotion of equal opportunities and diversity, fundamental pillars for the entity. Like every year, we are proud to recognize the professional trajectory and leadership skills of women leaders in our islands.

A professional career dedicated to the tourism sector

Over the course of twenty-seven years, Encarna Piñero has held various executive positions in the different divisions of Grupo Piñero, where she acquired a global vision of the company. The multinational currently has a team of 14,000 professionals and structures its activity in three business units that encompass 27 hotel establishments, residential complexes, golf courses, tour operating and reception activities with multiple at-destination services, along with a commitment to sustainable mobility. This allows the group to expand its activity beyond the tourism sector, maximizing synergies among its companies and guaranteeing consistency in the quality and innovation of its products and services.

She has been involved in other tourism projects in her professional career and is currently president of Inverotel, and advisor for the Balearic Islands of the Association for the Advancement of Management (Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección - APD).

‘Caixabank 2022 Women in Business Awards’

As a regional winner, Encarna Piñero will be part of the newly formed "CaixaBank Women in Business Community", a virtual community operating through a private space on LinkedIn, which is configured as a platform for sharing knowledge, ideas and experiences, and a meeting point to establish professional links between the group of award-winning female executives.

The Community, which already has more than 60 members, also offers access to exclusive experiences, such as forums, debates, conferences and national and international events, with the aim of contributing to the development and leadership of women in business.

After the regional phase, the jury, which is made up of both male and female CaixaBank executives, will choose the national winner, who will be one of the Spanish representatives at the international IWEC awards.

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