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Miguel Montesino, appointed Chief Executive Officer of AENOR in Mexico

Miguel Montesino, appointed Chief Executive Officer of AENOR in Mexico


24 June 2019. AENOR, one of the world's ten leading certification companies – and a benchmark for awarding leading-edge seals with worldwide success – has appointed Miguel Montesino Hernández as Chief Executive Officer of the AENOR subsidiary in Mexico.

AENOR has set a goal to continue to consolidate itself as an ally to Mexican organisations in providing high added-value certifications such as those of cybersecurity, food safety, medical equipment safety, training and anti-corruption. Whereas, in the field of the most widespread certifications, such as the ISO 9001 (Quality) and the ISO 14001 (Environment); and the new ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety, cancelling OHSAS 18001), it offers Mexican organisations broad knowledge and experience, both local and global, which is key to providing organisations of all sizes and sectors with the maximum value in each audit process.

AENOR was established in Mexico in 1997 and, since then, it has undergone constant growth, becoming a benchmark certification company after having achieved, in 2018, more than 2,600 centres with certificates in force – certificates of Management Systems and Products or Services. Furthermore, it has given 234 courses at 439 training events which have been attended by more than 2800 students.

The appointment of the new Chief Executive Officer represents a commitment to growth and the expansion of the company's operations in the region. Furthermore, Montesino states that " Mexico is a country of opportunities for AENOR, where conformity assessment is steadily increasing. Building trust with our customers is of utmost importance."

During his career, the AENOR's new CEO in Mexico was responsible for assessing cooperation projects, such as the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) with a budget of 400 million dollars, as well as others financed by the World Bank, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the Council of Andalusia.

He has been part of AENOR for 14 years, where he has worked as Business Manager for the Central America office, with the main goal of developing AENOR's business in the region, focusing on customers and positioning the brand as a benchmark.

The new Chief Executive Officer, born in El Salvador, is an Agricultural Engineer with Honours from Zamorano University (Honduras), one of the most prestigious universities in Latin America. He has also received training in different subject in Spain, Panama, Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador, providing him with a broad vision of the world of certification and business.