In today’s business world, people and culture are the only true competitive advantages. Everything else can be copied, but culture cannot. That’s why I was incredibly proud this week to see our CEO Luis Maroto recognised by Spain’s leading financial newspaper, Expansión, as the nation’s best CEO for his support of a strong company culture.
Amadeus is a company which is present in more than 190 countries, with over 123 nationalities, speaking 56 languages. Our people are the most valuable asset we have and as such, we place a strong value on our people, communication and culture.
A few examples of our corporate initiatives in this arena include global engagement surveys, talent management, award winning share match plans, leadership programs with the world’s leading universities and innovative gamification tools. This has led to being recognised by top employer certifications, inclusion in the DJSI as well as awards for industry leading investment in R&D.
Candidates for the Expansion awards are nominated by a group of HR directors, consultants and head-hunters who, anonymously, select nominees that are subsequently voted on by a panel of experts. In previous years this award went to the CEOs of companies such as Bankia, Siemens, BBVA, Bankinter, Mercadona, and Inditex.
A recognition like this is only possible if the CEO also walks the talk and fosters a strong, healthy culture, and I commend Luis for doing just that.
For more information about our recognitions, please visit the Amadeus Awards section.