ALYA Professional Excellence Award, 2022

On July 6th took place at The Westin Palace, Madrid, the second edition of the ALYA Award which recognizes individuals who exemplify and excel in one or more of the attributes, reinvention, resilience, social impact, adaptability and sustainability.

It has been an honor to receive the Alya Award for Professional Excellence from the Alya Society and its Director Nehad Sharaf Thank you very much.

The Alya Society is a Madrid-based international networking community of English-speaking business leaders who share a passion for excellence and success.


The event was attended by national and foreign personalities including;
H.E. Mr. Bahk Sahng-hoon, Ambassador of South Korea in Spain.
H.E. Ms. Dania Saviç, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Spain.
H.E. Ms. Katalin Tóth, Ambassador of Hungary in Spain.
H.E. Ms. Karidia Friggit, Honorary General Counselor of Burkina Faso in Madrid.
Along with business leaders and entrepreneurs from the aviation, energy, banking and investment world, media, healthcare and sports.



The New Alya Society Ambassadors, ALYA awardees are;

・Sonia Caballero Art, world-class Spanish-Japanese artist and designer.

・Mesa Juan Carlos, general manager at Maison Mesa.

・Santiago Íñiguez, president of IE University.

・Benjamín Calvo Pérez, president of the Spanish Gemological Institute – IGE , Instituto Gemológico Español- IGE.

H.E. Shri Dinesh K. Patnaik, Ambassador of India to Spain.

Elena Madrid Bravo de Soto, Executive Director of MAPFRE.

Marisol Menéndez, CIO at South Summit, leader of Women In Tech Spain.

Marta Muñiz Ferrer, CEO, president of Schiller International University.

・Andrés Jiménez-Ramírez, world-class opera singer, bass baritone.

Hilario García, founder, owner, Aurum Red.

Carlos Sentís, managing director, Global Alliance for Innovation – Improve X.

・Clara Alonso Arribas, team leader, Spanish National Police.

・Ali Zein, FC Barcelona handball player and star of the Egyptian handball team.

・Esteban Ventura Martí, councilor, deputy mayor of the province of Castellón.

・Marina Gloria, CEO of Kremar , CFO of Googold Coins.

・Mónica Hoyos, television presenter, actress and influencer.

・Ivana Picallo, world-class couture designer, entrepreneur.














Partners; El Corte Inglés, CLINIQUE LA PRAIRIE, Marriott Hotels, Valquer Laboratories, Legends Museum, Lisi Fracchia and Imperia Fine Art.