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Hispasat appoints former Barcelona mayor as new President

Paris, 12 October 2020. – Hispasat has appointed former Barcelona mayor Jordi Hereu new President, to succeed Rosario Martínez Manzanedo, the company announced.

Hereu held several positions in the Barcelona City Government, serving as council member for the Les Corts district until 2004, and as a councillor for Security and Mobility of the Barcelona City Government until 2006. After two years in this last position, Jordi Hereu was appointed the fifth deputy mayor of the Barcelona City Government and was the mayor of Barcelona from 2006 to 2011, Hispasat said.

The Madrid-based satellite operator, owned by Red Eléctrica Group, positions itself as a leader in content and video distribution in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries and also provides satellite broadband and connectivity services in the Americas, Europe and North Africa.

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