Willie Walsh awarded Spanish Royal honour

15 Feb 2011 by BusinessTraveller

IAG’s CEO Willie Walsh has been awarded the Order of Isabella the Catholic along with chairman Antonio Vazquez, in recognition of “the successful completion of the British Airways-Iberia merger”.

Both Walsh and Vazquez have received the Ecomienda de Numero (Commander by Number) grade of the order, awarded by King Juan Carlos I and presented by Carles Casajuana, His Excellency the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain.

Receiving the order at the Spanish Embassy in London, Walsh said it was a “tremendous honour which I accept not only on a personal level but also on behalf of everyone who has worked so hard to make the merger a reality”.

The order recognises individuals for their extraordinary civil actions that benefit the Spanish nation or make a significant contribution in promoting friendly relations and cooperation between Spain and the rest of the international community.


Photo caption (from left to right): Antonio Vázquez, Carles Casajuana and Willie Walsh


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