December 3, 2018. On November 30, the Vertech Group CEO, Antonio Barona, was awarded the ‘Business Person of the Year’ prize, granted by the Riviera Business Club of Cannes (France), in a ceremony held at the Radisson Blu hotel in the French town.
The Riviera Business Club, which in 2018 organized its fifth edition of these awards, wanted to reward Antonio Barona for his contribution to the development of business opportunities in the French Riviera region. Together with the managing director of the Vertech Group, the president of the Nunii laboratories, Niamh Cogan, was also awarded.
In his speech of delivery of the award, Antonio Barona stated: “I am very grateful for this award, which represents a recognition on the hard work carried out to establish right from the beginning a company in a country that is not mine of origin”.
Antonio Barona is a civil engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia and has two master’s degrees in Construction Materials from the Spanish Higher Scientific Research Center (CSIC), and in Project Management from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain). Likewise, Antonio attended the General Management Program of the Harvard Business School in 2018, where he graduated with the Business Strategy award, thanks to the Vertech group’s founding strategy.