Madrid (EFE).- Practically all the presidents of business organizations at the regional level carry out their duties without financial remuneration for it, unlike the head of the CEOE employers’ association, Antonio Garamendi, who will have a salary close to 400,000 euros gross per year. anus.
According to the information collected by the EFE delegations in the 17 autonomous communities, after learning that Garamendi has modified his employment relationship by going from self-employed to salaried with a paid senior management contract, only the Madrid employers’ association CEIM publishes in a transparent manner the remuneration of its president, Miguel Garrido.
The CEIM Board of Directors unanimously approved in June 2019 that the president should receive remuneration in the exercise of his executive functions.
This salary must be published in the annual accounts of each year, so it is public that in 2021 the total remuneration accrued to Garrido was 139,956.65 euros, while no other member of the organization’s governing bodies entitled to Vote receives fees for the performance of his position.
Several employers do not reveal the remuneration of their president
For their part, several regional employers have preferred not to provide this information, including the Confederation of Businessmen of Andalusia (CEA), which has not revealed the remuneration of its president, Javier González de Lara, given that the economic relations with its staff senior management are based on a private contracting model for the provision of services and, therefore, maintains the reservation between bilateral agreements.
Sources from the Andalusian employers’ association have explained that the remuneration of senior management personnel is approved by the good governance commission of the CEA and, in addition, it is weighted in relation to the “economic and financial situation of the organization and are lower amounts than others that They are common in the market for these executive professionals”.
In addition, the State’s transparency law excludes these contractual relationships from a requirement of active publicity, although the CEA has published on its transfer portal the economic and contractual information that is applicable to it.
In the Canary Islands Confederation of Businessmen, the employers’ association of the province of Las Palmas, they have refused to reveal if their president, Pedro Ortega, has been assigned a salary and, if so, how much, and from the Federation of Businessmen of La Rioja ( FER) have indicated that it is a “private organization” and therefore this matter in the case of its president, Jaime García-Calzada, “remains in the private sphere.”
In the absence of a response from Extremadura employers, the other 12 presidents of employers’ organizations at the regional level do not receive any remuneration.
He does not receive any salary from the Aragonese employers Miguel Marzo Ramo, president for just one year and director of Human Resources at Pikolín, like the three presidents of regional business organizations: María Calvo, from the Asturian Federation of Entrepreneurs (FADE); Carmen Planas, from the Confederation of Business Associations of the Balearic Islands (CAEB); and Isabel Busto, from the Confebask Basque Business Confederation.
The president of the Asturian Federation of Entrepreneurs (FADE), María Calvo, does not charge anything for her responsibility at the head of the employers’ association, as was the case with her predecessor, Belarmino Feito.
The FADE has informed EFE that its statutes leave open the possibility that the Board of Directors establish a remuneration and the CAEB has pointed out that Planas has no employment relationship with the Confederation; while Confebask collects on its website that no position in its governing bodies is paid.
The Cantabrian employers’ association has stated that its president, Enrique Conde, owner of several companies, including the engineering consultancy Soningeo, does not charge anything because article 27.2 of its Statute establishes that the position will be “free”; and in the case of CEOE-Castilla y León, its president, Santiago Aparicio, limits himself to charging representation expenses with mileage, accommodation and other expenses.
The president of the Confederation of Employers of Castilla-La Mancha, Ángel Nicolás, does not receive any salary for holding the position, since it is an unpaid position, in the same way that his predecessors and the presidents of the five provincial employers did not receive anything that integrate CECAM.
In the Catalan employers’ association Foment del Treball, its president, Josep Sánchez Llibre, does not receive remuneration for carrying out his position. The organization, however, does assume some “representation expenses” of the president, although the entity does not specify the amount, arguing that these are minor amounts.
The head of the Business Confederation of the Valencian Community (CEV), Salvador Navarro, does not receive a salary, although the statutes of this employer’s association include that he can receive a remuneration, in which case it must be approved by the Board of Directors, recorded in the accounts approved in the General Assembly and published in the audit report.
Nor does he receive any salary as vice president of the CEOE, as reported by the CEV, which has specified that Navarro’s income comes from his business activity.
The president of the Confederation of Galician Businessmen, Juan Manuel Vieites, like the other members of the government bodies, do not receive any remuneration for their position; and that of the Regional Confederation of Business Organizations of the Region of Murcia (CROEM), José María Albarracín, does not have remuneration in this organization either and is autonomous because he presides over the group that bears his name.
For his part, Juan Miguel Sucunza does not charge fees for presiding over the Navarre Business Confederation, since this position has no remuneration.