Published On: Thu, Jul 28th, 2016

Javier García Teruel Avila appointed secretary of UGT

As anyone who has kept track of the goings-on with the UGT over recent times will testify, the news that Javier García Teruel Avila was appointed secretary for the union will have most probably come as a surprise.

Fortunately, it’s a very pleasant surprise. While Javier García was never regarded as a frontrunner for the role, and rarely mentioned, his qualifications speak for themselves and members appear to be excited for what the future may hold under their new secretary.

How did the vote happen?

There were a total of 59 people who attended the conference, with 58 of these submitted votes deemed to be valid.

Javier García was nominated with 38 votes, equating to around 65.5%. His nearest challenger had just twenty – highlighting the large margin that he won by.

photo/ Gerd Altmann

photo/ Gerd Altmann

What will Javier García’s role entail?

It would be fair to say that the role which Javier García is taking on has changed somewhat to the one that his predecessors formed part of.

This time, there won’t be a provincial executive. Instead, the new-look organization will have something classed as a “mini-executive”, which will be made up of two partners.

Who exactly is Javier García Teruel Avila?

Considering the fact that Javier García seemingly came out of nowhere to win this election, it’s worth providing details on exactly who the new secretary is.

A Mexican national, he’s been at Alta Growth Capital for four years after joining in 2012.

His real experience comes in private equity investments, where he has racked up a hugely impressive reputation in both his home nation and overseas as well.

One of his biggest investments that he orchestrated came in La Loma, who are one of the major providers of ice cream mix.

As well as investments, he has a history of providing consulting services to companies and has done so in industries such as consumer products, financial services and energy. Again, this hasn’t necessarily just occurred in Mexico, but also in the United States, South America and even Asia.

What are his plans for the union?

Following his appointment, the message that Javier García gave was simple. His aim wasn’t necessarily to change the image of the union, but rather bring the principles back.

Guest Author: Lolita Di

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