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The Canada-Spain Chamber of Commerce Names Zulema Aragonés Monjas its First Female President

Zulema Aragonés Monjas

The Canada-Spain Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that its board of directors has unanimously voted Zulema Aragonés Monjas as President of its Board of Directors.

Ms. Aragonés Monjas, who becomes the Chamber’s first female president, is currently DBRS Morningstar’s Head of the Spanish Branch and Head of Compliance for Europe, Middle East and Asia and will continue in her duties in tandem with her new appointment.

“I am so honoured to be named president of the board of directors of the CCCE,” said Ms. Aragonés Monjas. “Considering the current economic and policy environment, we are now faced with a great opportunity to further promote commerce between Canada and Spain – two remarkable countries that mean so much to me. I would like to extend my gratitude to the CCCE board and its former president as well as to the Embassy of Canada in Spain, the Embassy of Spain in Canada and the Bureau du Québec à Barcelone for their unconditional support.”

Ms. Aragonés Monjas replaces Óscar Vázquez effective immediately, following his notice. Mr. Vázquez, a sound supporter of the Chamber for many years, served as president of the board of the CCCE since July 2018. His term at the Chamber coincided with his role as President of Bombardier Group in Spain, a founding member of the CCCE.
“Zulema is uniquely positioned to head our efforts in the Canada-Spain Chamber of Commerce. She has had an active role in the Chamber since her and DBRS Morningstar’s association in 2019. Her experience in one of Canada’s landmark companies and one of the largest rating agencies in the world has enabled her with the skills and expertise to promote and support closer commercial ties between Spain and Canada,” said Mr. Vázquez.

Ms. Aragonés Monjas relocated to Madrid from London to become branch head when DBRS Morningstar opened an office in the Spanish capital in January 2019. Since then, she and DBRS Morningstar have become active members of the CCCE. Ms. Aragonés Monjas, who holds a degree in Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and two masters degrees in management and information technology from the Imperial College of London and the London School of Economics respectively, also worked for British Telecom prior to joining DBRS Morningstar in April 2013 as head of European compliance.

For more information about this appointment or about the CCCE, please contact Michael Di Santo, VP & General Manager, CCCE, by email at info@canadaespana.org.

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