The Hispanic Society of America honors Acciona’s executive Chairman for his “exceptional contribution to Hispanic arts and culture”.
ACCIONA Chairman and CEO José Manuel Entrecanales was honored by the Hispanic Society of America in New York last night with this year’s Sorolla Medal for his “exceptional contributions to Hispanic arts and culture”.
Mr. Entrecanales has played an active role in furthering bilateral relations between Spain and the US as President of the Fundación Consejo España-EEUU. ACCIONA’s infrastructure and renewable energy divisions have been present in the US for more than 12 years.
In addition to Mr Entrecanales, Miguel Zugaza, Director of the Fine Arts Museum in Bilbao and a former director of the Prado, and Yolanda Santos de Hoyos, a Mexican collector and philanthropist, were also honored at the ceremony.
The Hispanic Society of America was founded in 1904 by US philanthropist Archer Milton Huntington with the object of establishing a free, public museum and reference library for the study of the art and culture of the Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Philippines. The Society’s museum and library collections hold more than one million objects and form the most important repository of Hispanic art and culture in the US.
The institution was the recipient of this year’s Princess of Asturias Prize for International Cooperation.