The Spanish Railway Association (Mafex) held on March 6th the first edition of the “MAFEX Awards-International Railway Awards” which aim to highlight and publicly acknowledge the contribution or contribution of an entity, body or personality national / international railway sector.
The award went to Iñaki Barrón de Angoiti, Renfe’s current Head of International Projects, for his contribution in national and international forums to the reference of Spain as a leading country in the international railway sector, for its technological developments, efficiency, innovation and sustainability. The event, which was held in San Mamés, within the framework of celebrating RAIL LIVE! 2019, was attended by numerous representatives of the field of transport and institutions that met in the first edition of some awards that will be given annually.
A prestigious jury
The jury in charge of awarding this prize is formed by the 16 member companies of the Management Committee of Mafex, Alamys, UNIFE, CEOE, FFE, and Agex Group.
Iñaki Barrón de Angoiti has a long-running professional career linked to the railway sector. He is a Civil Engineer and holds an MBA from IESE Business School of Madrid. In 1981 he joined Renfe Operadora where he held several positions of responsibility as Project Manager in the Directorate of Planning and Control of Management, Head of Technical Studies in Communication Management, in charge of Business for Latin America in the Directorate of International Affairs,
Head of Terminal Operations and Terminals Manager, in the Business Unit of Large Passenger Stations.
He has also been director of High Speed, Metric Track and Coordinator of the Latin American Region of the International Union of Railways and director of the Passengers Department of the UIC.