The President of Portugal awards Fainé the Grand Cross of the Order of the Infante Don Henrique | Economy | EUROtoday

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The President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, offered this Wednesday, at the Belem Palace in Lisbon, the Grand Cross of the Order of the Infante Don Henrique to the president of the La Caixa Banking Foundation, Isidro Fainé. As reported by the entity, Fainé receives this award “in recognition of his personal commitment for decades to enhance synergies between Portugal and Spain in the banking, industrial and social fields.”

“It is a great honor for me to receive a decoration of this importance, with such historical weight and that such illustrious personalities have received”, acknowledged the president of the basis. The Order of the Infante Don Henrique is, along with the Order of Liberty, the most necessary civil honorary distinction of the Portuguese Republic. Among the non-Portuguese individuals who have obtained it are the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates; Queen Sofía; the philologist Fernando Lázaro Carreter; and the former presidents of the European Commission, Jacques Delors and Jean-Claude Juncker, amongst others.

The basis plans to take a position a price range of 50 million euros in Portugal in 2023 for social, instructional, cultural and medical analysis packages. “You can continue to count on my personal commitment and that of the institution I represent, to contribute to the extent that we can, to the joint development of our countries”, Fainé acknowledged.

At the enterprise degree, the Foundation’s dedication to Portugal is articulated by means of the participation of its holding firm, StandardsCaixa, in CaixaFinancial institution (proprietor of the Portuguese financial institution BPI) and in different Portuguese listed firms, comparable to the Sonae group.

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