SOURCE: Institutional Investor

 Institutional Investor

April 26, 2013 01:00 ET

Banco Santander Leads Spain's Growing Presence in Institutional Investor's All-Europe Executive Team Ranking

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 26, 2013) - Institutional Investor released the results of its 2013 All-Europe Executive Team survey, with Spanish companies claiming many of the top spots for best senior management and investor relations programs.

Strong votes from buy-side portfolio managers and analysts, and sell-side equity research professionals give Banco Santander a position on the Most Honored Company list. CEO Alfredo Sáenz Abad and CFO José Antonio Álvarez of Banco Santander each claims top positions in their respective executive roles. The Spanish bank also wins recognition for its IR Professional, Ángel Santodomingo. 

Other Spanish firms achieving Most Honored Company status include:

  • Repsol - Oil & Gas
  • Iberdrola - Utilities
  • Ferrovial - Building & Construction
  • Industria de Diseño Textil - Retailing/General
  • EDP Renováveis - Renewable Energy
  • Ence Energía y Celulosa - Paper & Packaging

Spain's presence in the All-Europe Executive Team survey increases this year as Spanish companies pick up 14 more published positions in the 2013 ranking versus the 2012 for a total of 59 top-ranked positions.

New to the All-Europe Executive Team ranking are the following:

  • Ence Energía y Celulosa - Paper & Packaging
  • Vidrala - Paper & Packaging
  • Abertis Infraestructuras - Transport
  • Acciona - Renewable Energy
  • Acerinox - Metals & Mining
  • Bolsas y Mercados Españoles - Specialty & Other Finance
  • Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentación - Retailing/Food & Drug Chains.

The 2013 All-Europe Executive Team is based on the votes of 858 portfolio managers and analysts from buy-side investment firms and 1,580 analysts from sell-side firms. An in-depth feature article profiling the 2013 All-Europe Executive team is in the April 2013 issue of Institutional Investor magazine as well as online at

For more information about the Most Honored Companies and All-Europe Executive Team rankings, please contact Michele Luthin at or +1 (212) 224-3360.

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