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August 28, 2018
Agrofina winner of the Fortuna 2018 Award for Best Chemical Company
As every year, the expectation created by the delivery of the Fortuna Awards to the Best and Largest Companies brought together about 300 guests on the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, among them the majority of businessmen and executives of the most important firms that act in the country, politicians and people of culture in general.

Each guest was personally received by Ceferino Reato, executive editor of Fortuna Magazine, and by the president of the Commerce Exchange, Adelmo Gabbi. Already inside the main hall of the Stock Exchange, they were greeted by the co-founder of Editorial Perfil, creator of Fortuna Magazine and current president of Perfil Network, Jorge Fontevecchia.

After the speeches of Reato and Fontevecchia, the delivery itself began. The first company to receive the award was Telecom, as the Best in Telecommunications. Pedro López Matheu, Director of Government Relations, Communication and Media of Telecom Argentina, received from Javier Ortiz Batalla, president of Banco Ciudad.

Next was Daniel Herrero, president of Toyota Argentina, who received the Best Automotive statuette from Francisco Quintana (first vice president of the Legislature of the City of Buenos Aires). Felipe Torre, director of Disal (Tersuave), obtained as the Best Company in Construction and Supplies the award, given by Gabriel Rubinstein, director of Gabriel Rubinstein y Asociados.

Daniel Klainer, director of Corporate Affairs of Aluar, obtained from Luis Ovsejevich, president of the Konex Foundation, the recognition of the Best Steel. The Downstream Managing Director of Axion, Jorge Bastos, took the statuette to the Best Oil Company, which was delivered by Martín Cabrales.

Alberto Grimoldi, Grimoldi's CFO, firm that won in Textile and Apparel, received the award from José Urtubey, director of the Argentine Industrial Union. For his part, Martin Eurnekian, president of Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, and its CEO, Matías Patanian, won the prize in the Logistics and Transportation sector, which was given to them by Rosendo Fraga.

Carlos Lamas, commercial manager of Agrofina, received on behalf of the company the distinction as Best Chemilcal Company, from Alberto Albamonte, president of Howard Johnson Argentina. The director of RR.HH Angel Estrada, Santo Pirillo, obtained the statuette in the rubbish, on the part of Daniel Dessein, president of ADEPA.

Fernando Werlen, CEO of Sancor Salud, received a special award on behalf of the company on the occasion of its 45th anniversary, from Elizabeth O'Donnell, director of the Association of Business Leaders (ADE). Jorge Lima, CEO of BRF LATAM, firm that won in Food, received the award of Carlos Shuster, CEO of Catering Schuster.

Nicolás Braun, director of La Anónima, obtained from Jorge Luis Di Fiore, president of the Argentine Chamber of Commerce and Services, the recognition of the best Retail company. The CEO of Bodegas Esmeralda-Catena Zapata, Gastón Pérez Izquierdo, took the statuette for Best Beverages, which was delivered by Daniel Funes de Rioja, president of Copal and Chair of Business 20.

Fernando Elsztain, director of IRSA, a firm that won at Real State, received the award Hector Orlando, 1st vice president of the Stock Exchange of the City of Buenos Aires. For his part, Juan Nápoli, president of Banco de Valores, won the prize in the Banking sector, which was given to them by the Minister of Agribusiness, Luis Miguel Etchevehere.

Ricardo Yapur, CEO of Rizobacter, received on behalf of the company the distinction as Best Agricultural and Agribusiness Company, from Daniel Pellegrina, president of the Sociedad Rural Argentina. The president and CEO of Sancor Seguros, José Sanchez and Alejandro Simón, obtained the statuette in the Insurance category, from Javier Ortiz Batalla, president of Banco Ciudad.

The Fortuna de Plata 2018 Prize for the Country's Largest Company went to Pampa Energía, which was received by Marcelo Mindlin, CEO. The Golden Fortune Award went to Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, which was received by Martín Eurnekian, president and Matías Patanian, CEO of the company. Both awards were presented by Juan Curutchet, president of Banco Provincia and Jorge Fontevecchia, founder of Fortuna Magazine, co-founder of Editorial Perfil and president of Perfil network For the final delivery of prizes, Alfredo Coto, winner of the 2017 figurine to the Business Trajectory and Hugo Sigman, co-founder of the INSUD Group, joined. On this occasion, Eduardo Eurnekian, president of Corporación América, received the Outstanding Entrepreneur Abroad distinction, while Luis Pagano, president of the Arcor Group, was awarded the Business Trajectory.

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Ph: Néstor Grassi, Marcelo Silvestro, Enrique Abbate
Automatic translation from spanish.

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