Miguel Facusse Barjum honored for lifetime contribution to latin america

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  • domingo 0 15 November, 2014

    Miguel Facusse Barjum honored for lifetime contribution to latin america

    President of Corporación Dinant receives prestigious CEAL award in Madrid

    Tegucigalpa, Honduras, October 20, 2014: Miguel Facusse Barjum, President of Corporación Dinant, attended the XXV Meeting of CEAL (the Business Council of Latin America) in Madrid on October 2 nd 2014 to receive the prestigious CEAL Founders Award.

    Mr. Barjum was recognized for his lifetime’s commitment to the economic development of Honduras and the Latin American region.

    His Majesty King Felipe VI presided over the closing ceremony, alongside CEAL International President Samuel Cantoral Urrutia, which was held at the Casa de America (Palacio de Linares) and attended by nearly 400 business, political and community leaders from Latin America.

    On receiving the award, Miguel Facusse said, “I feel very grateful and honored to have been selected from an outstanding group of entrepreneurs to receive the Founders Award that CEAL has awarded for the first time.”

    Mr. Facusse later said, “Dinant is proud of its Honduran heritage and the contribution that we make to the national and Central American economies. We are an inclusive company that respects and celebrates the diversity and human rights of its employees, customers and communities. But we never stop trying to improve as a company, employer and member of the community. With such an innovative, entrepreneurial and dedicated workforce, we are confident that Dinant will continue to expand throughout Central America and the Caribbean and further into new profitable global markets that are increasingly demanding our high-quality products.”

    About Corporación Dinant

    Corporación Dinant is a family-owned consumer products manufacturer founded in Honduras by Miguel Facusse in 1960.  Our products are sold throughout Central America and the Dominican Republic, and exported to global markets.  Dinant directly employs almost 10,000 people, supporting over 22,000 livelihoods, generating many millions of US$ in exports for the Honduran economy, and contributing significantly to the economies of all countries in which we operate.

    October 20, 2014
    CORPORATE RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
    Corporación Dinant
    Media contact: Roger Pineda, roger.pineda@dinant.com, t: +(504) 2239-8800