The new National Board of the Association of Industries of the Dominican Republic (AIRD) for the period 2023-2024, chaired by Julio Virgilio Brache, was sworn in on Tuesday, January 31, within the framework of the first ordinary session of the year.
Brache, unanimously elected, was sworn in together by outgoing President Celso Juan Marranzini, where he reiterated the need to continue working together with state institutions, society and all productive sectors to advance the country’s industrialization.
The new directive that assumed the leadership of the important guild has set itself the objective of continuing to promote the digital productive chain of MSMEs with their suppliers and clients, in such a way that it is easier for small companies to become medium-sized and medium-sized companies to become large. to continue strengthening the productive ecosystem of the country, creating opportunities for all.
The new president of the AIRD said that the institution will be aware of foreign trade and that it will resume planning spaces for the modernization of the national productive apparatus to increase more and more exports.
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The newly sworn National Board of Directors is also made up of Juan José Attías, Anyarlene Berges, Eduardo Martínez-Lima, Augusto Ramírez, Roberto Herrera and José Luis Venta as vice presidents. Also Richard Arostegui and José Fernando Paliza as secretary and vice-secretary respectively; Fernando Espinal and Ricardo Koening as treasurer and vice treasurer respectively; and Mario E. Pujols as Executive Vice President.
As directors, the following are part of the board of directors: Luis Álvarez, Carlos Fernández, Jorge Aguayo Saladín, Fernando del Río, Manuel Pozo Perelló, William Keesee, Radhamés García, Jesús Feris, Alejandra Betancourt, Felipe Thomas, Osvaldo Oller Bolaños, Vielka Guzmán, Eduardo Najri, Pablo Wiechers, Christian Cabral, Christina Farach, Elizabeth Mena, Juan Ventura, Napoleón Rodríguez and Marco Cabral. As past president: Celso Juan Marranzini.
As advisors, it is made up of Javier Fernández, Luis Villeya Valencia, José Antonio Cabrera, Raúl Peralta, Manuel Alfredo Corripio Pereda, Juan Miguel Curbelo. As well as Isachart Burgos from the Dominican Confederation of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (CODOPYME) and Jorge Montalvo from the Dominican Association of Home Builders and Developers (ACOPROVI).
In addition, a representative of the Dominican Association of Portland Cement (ADOCEM), the Association of Cigarette Manufacturers (ASOCIGAR), and the Dominican Association of the Plastic Industry (ADIPLAST), which will be selected by their respective Boards of Directors.
As Economic Advisor, Roberto Despradel; as Legal Consultant, Marisol Vicens and as Financial Advisor, José Gior Ariza and Ad Vitam Advisor, Rafael Menicucci.