The DISA company, which has been present in Uruguay since July 2021, and operates through a network of 88 stations throughout the national territory, has just been awarded, in the person of its CEO Demetrio Carceler Arswith theBusiness Leader of the Year“which characterizes the contribution to the economic development of the United States and Spain and the expansion of trade relations between the two countries.
In addition to Spain (the country the seal originates from), DISA also operates a Shell seal with a presence in Portugal under the PRIO seal.
to award the prize, International growth, innovative leadership, and commitment to responsible growth are recognized Demetrio Carceler Ars over the years at the helm of the Damm and DISA groups, and his key role in the transformation of these companies.
Likewise, this award recognizes the international growth, innovative leadership, and commitment to responsible and sustainable growth of these companies.
Commitment to the environment
The Foundation’s Board of Directors highlighted Carceller Ars for being “A transformational leader who, through investment in talent, technology, innovation and international expansion, has led the transformation within and around the companies he leads into leading companies in their respective sectors“.
Alan SolomontChamber President and former US Ambassador to Spain, highlighted the CEO’s commitment to the circular economy and environment that makes him a role model in the field of corporate social responsibility.
During his speech, Carceler Arce thanked the Chamber for the award, highlighting the important role played by this institution and its members as promoters of close association and alliance between Spain and the United States. “We must remember those who worked so hard to build these relationships. Your example and generosity shall continue to inspire our decisions. For this reason, I consider myself yet another link in the chain of those who so passionately advocate making the most of our common opportunities.“, claimed.
“USA. You called me a character.”
The DISA CEO, who completed his undergraduate studies in the US at Duke University, emphasized during his speech the influence of American culture throughout his professional and personal life, an experience he himself noted.distinguish him as a personIt allowed him to gain the knowledge and values that were central to his career.
“I know that although we sometimes see things differently, historically and socially, the United States and Spain share a common humanity. We share a perspective in which tradition, roots, and homeland matter, and in which all this coincides with a desire for transformation and innovation. We are both creative cultures , open minded, outgoing, and often spontaneous.We are lucky, because this vitality we share is needed now more than ever.Award-winning CEO noted.
The DISA Group is the fourth largest energy operator in the Iberian Peninsula, thanks to more than 850 service stations in Spain and Portugal, where it operates its own DISA and Prio brands and as licensees of the Shell brand. In addition, it is an integrated energy provider with a complete offering that includes everything from conventional fuels to 100 percent renewable electricity, including alternative energies (Natural Gas, LPG or AutoGas).
Since July 2021, it has been operating in Uruguay, having closed the purchase of Petrobras operations, with 88 stations all over the national territory.