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WBU 1st Vice President ranked among top leaders

Mr. Fernando Riaño, 1st Vice President of  WBU
Mr. Fernando Riaño, 1st Vice President of WBU

Mr. Fernando Riaño, 1st Vice President of the World Blind Union has been ranked among top “Economic Leaders of Tomorrow” by Choiseul Institute, in Spain. He appears in the fourth place in the ranking of an annual study carried out by the Institut Choiseul. This is the first time that a person with disability appears among the top ranking.

The study identifies and ranks young Spanish leaders, who play a major role in economic development sector. The study is conducted by economic and development experts.

Mr. Riaño is the First Vice President of the WBU since August 2016. He is a lawyer and an expert on legal advisory services, consulting, training and financial sector acquired from Harvard University, Global Civil Society and John F. Kennedy School.

In November 2012 he was awarded the “Young Director Talent” prize by the Prince of Girona Foundation, and Seelinger y Conde, becoming the first person with a disability to receive this Prize.

He is currently the Corporate Director of CSR, Communications and Corporate Affairs for the ONCE Foundation, and the ONCE’s Group of Companies, ILUNION, which comprises 500 working Centres, with more than 36,000 employees, many of them with disabilities.

The World Blind Union congratulates Mr.  Riaño for being the first person with a disability to be ranked among top leaders by the Institut Choiseul​.


More information about the Institut Choiseul ranking is available at: http://www.expansion.com/directivos/2018/04/30/5ae6e3fee2704e68508b4595.html ​(In Spanish)