Demetrio Carceller Arce (DISA y Damm), 'Business Leader of the Year' award from the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce

MADRID, 14 Dic.

Demetrio Carceller Arce (DISA y Damm), 'Business Leader of the Year' award from the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce


The executive president of the Damm group of food and beverage companies and president of the energy company DISA, Demetrio Carceller Arce, received last night the 'Business Leader of the Year' award from the Spain-United States Chamber of Commerce in recognition of "international growth , innovative leadership and commitment to responsible and sustainable growth of these companies".

Specifically, the institution has recognized Carceller Arce for being "a transformational leader who, through investment in talent, technology and innovation, and international expansion, has promoted transformation within the companies he runs and has turned them into leading companies in their respective sectors.

Since Carceller Arce became executive president of Damm, the company has multiplied the number of employees fivefold. The Chamber has also valued the international development of Damm in the last 10 years, currently reaching more than 30% of the group's activity.

Alan Solomont, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chamber and former United States Ambassador to Spain, highlighted "Carceller Arce's commitment to the circular economy and the environment, which make it an example to follow in the field of corporate social responsibility".

Solomont also recognized "his important work at the Damm Foundation and his great contribution to society through the promotion of cultural, sports and social initiatives, and help for the most vulnerable".

The award ceremony took place during the annual Gala held by the Spain-United States Chamber of Commerce in New York. The event was attended by more than 200 representatives of politics, business and finance from both countries.

During his speech, Carceller Arce thanked the Chamber for this recognition, highlighting the role that this institution and its members play as promoters of the connection and alliance between Spain and the United States.

"We must remember those who worked hard to build these relationships. Their example and generosity must continue to inspire our decisions. Therefore, I consider myself one more link in the chain of those who passionately advocate that we make the most of our shared opportunities" said Carceller Arce.

The executive president of Damm and president of DISA also highlighted the influence that American culture has had throughout his professional and personal career, since he completed his university studies in the United States at Duke University.

"I know that, although we sometimes see things differently, the United States and Spain share, both historically and socially, a common humanity. We share a perspective in which tradition, roots, and country matter, and in which everything "This is compatible with the desire to transform and innovate. We are both creative cultures, open and extroverted and often spontaneous. We are lucky, since this vivacity that we share is more necessary now than ever", stressed Carceller Arce.