His mother wanted him to be born under Picasso’s blue sky, just like her. And he carries that shade of blue in his eyes to never forget the land where he came from. Manuel Molina, who is president of the German tourism company TSS Group, has written his own story, the story of a self-made man who produces 4,000 million euros a year of turnover by offering distribution and marketing services to the international travel agency industry. His particular vision of changes led him to develop a multichannel sales system for this sector. His successful trajectory was recognised with two honorary doctorates in Tourism from the universities of Hong Kong and Málaga. In addition, he was given the Medal of Andalusia in 2017. But Manuel also has a philanthropic spirit. He created a Tourism grant for the universities of Seville and Málaga, and a tourism innovation professorship, which was named after him, in the University of Málaga, as well as a multimedia libraries network for primary school students.
The Cordovan company Al Margen Comunicación, directed by José María Martínez, won the WorldStar Award 2017, which is considered to be the Nobel Prize of packaging. Within this sector, they have received several international awards. Al Margen Comunicación was created in 1998. This company specialises in brand development and food packaging. Their projects have reached the five continents.
Sevilian Gabriel Redondo directs Agro Sevilla since 2008. This is the largest producing and trading olive co-op in the world and it is located in La Roda de Andalucía. Since 40 years ago, they export table olives to more than 80 countries, without intermediaries. Gabriel, whose father and grandfather were farmers, assures that being at the service of the over 450 workers of this olive co-op is very satisfying. His motto: to improve the world and contribute to leave it in a better condition.
Andrés Navarro, born in Seville, was always certain that he wanted to work for himself. He was a professional dancer and is currently a tattoo artist, but his passion for fashion led him to create Romeo Babe, a company that manufactures and sells baby socks inspired on collector’s mythical sneakers. Through e-commerce, they sell 99% of their production abroad, including countries such as the United States, China or Australia.