The president of Indra, Fernando Abril-Martorell, has transferred this Thursday in a letter to the company’s staff that he has ceased to be the presidency of the technology group.
“Good morning: I am writing to you to inform you that today I have resigned from the presidency of Indra,” begins the email sent to the firm’s employees at mid-morning to which Europa Press has had access.
In the text, the manager apologizes for the mistakes that he has undoubtedly made and points out that he has taken all the decisions “firmly believing that it was the best” for Indra and for all its employees.
“There is still work ahead and we are in a very competitive environment, but I am sure that, with the great professional group that you have proven to be, and led by an extraordinary management team, the challenges that await you will be overcome successfully”, he has designated to the company’s staff.
Abril-Martorell also stressed that for him “it has been a great pride to preside over Indra, which he defines as” his greatest professional challenge “, as well as being in charge of a” so admirable “human team.
Likewise, it does not hide that it “would have wanted to complete this stage” and consolidate Indra’s leadership and its role as one of the large European technology, consulting and defense groups.
Abril-Martorell has said goodbye asking the staff to collaborate with the other two executive directors, Cristina Ruiz and Ignacio Mataix, as well as with Javier Lázaro, corporate general director, and the rest of the management team.
“With all my gratitude and admiration, I remain at your disposal and I send a greeting to all of you”, concludes Abril-Martorell the letter.
Indra’s board of directors met this Thursday to approve the removal of its president until now. The Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Industriales (SEPI), Indra’s main shareholder, promoted the April-Martorell replacement last Friday, considering that a new president was necessary for a new stage.
The appointment and remuneration committee of the technology company has met twice since then to elect the replacement for Abril-Martorell, with the name of Marc Murtra, patron of the La Caixa Foundation and former chief of staff of Joan Clos at the Ministry of Industry, on the table.
Since the announced change to the head of the company, Indra’s shares have plummeted above 10% and, at 12:20 pm this Thursday, they were rebounding 2.23%, to 7,197 euros.