Under the Participatory Budget with the community of Margarita (Nueva Esparta State, Venezuela), Banesco Banco Universal, leaded by Juan Carlos Escotet, destined Bs. 800,000 to fund five projects submitted by Nueva Esparta institutions in various fields, including ecology.
Mariela Colmenares, Executive Vice President of the institution gave the public the information related to this topic. She also added that the institutions that will be supported by Banesco are:
Museo Marino, Margarita
- Museo del Mar Foundation.
- ArtesanoGroup Foundation.
- Casa de la Mujer Abogada Ismenia Villalba de Villalba.
- Cooperativa SocioProyectos Ambientales R.L.
- Nueva Mujer Margarita Foundation.
Museo del Mar Foundation presented the project The Museum Goes to the School (El Museo va a la escuela in Spanish) with the aim of promoting various activities with children and young boys and girls from various schools in Nueva Esparta about the conservation of the environment.
Amount approved: Bs 200,000.00.
ArtesanoGroup raised the craftsmanship of El Cercado as Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
Amount approved Bs. 200,000.0
In addition to that, La Casa de la Mujer Abogada Ismene Villalba Villalba was also benefited because of its training program Cutting and Sewing (Corte y Costura in Spanish), which allows participants to receive tools for making clothing.
Amount approved. 20500.00
Finally, the participatory budget of Banesco expressed support for SocioProyectos Ambientales R.L. (Bs. 199.500,00) and Nueva Mujer Margarita Foundation (Bs. 180.000,00).
Maigualida Diaz was selected in the category of Marketing Managers and Carlos Alberto Escotet Alviarez in the category of Successful Managers Abroad.
About the categories
The Gerente magazine included two executives from Banesco International in the ranking “100 most successful Managers 2015“. They are Maigualida Diaz, Vice President of Marketing and Innovation of Banesco Venezuela, who was selected for the category of Marketing Managers and Carlos Alberto Escotet Alviarez, CEO of Banesco SA (Panama), chosen as the most Successful Manager Abroad.
A little more about them
Maigualida Díaz is a publicist with over 27 years of professional experience. Among its main achievements we can highlight: to strengthen the Top of Mind, Brand Knowledge and Brand Awarness.
Escotet Alviarez is an economist with a Masters in Finance from Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (2009) and MBA in FW Olin School of Business at Babson College (2014). He stresses in the publication, among other things, because of his 112% compliance in profit goal to June 2015 and 104% growth in the loan portfolio. From 2009 to 2012, Escotet Alviarez worked as a General Manager in TodoTicket. Escotet Alviarez was appointed CEO of Banesco S.A. in May 2014.
Using Abanca’s ATMs for free
ABANCA and the two other Euro 6000 entities, Bankia and Sabadell Bank, have signed an agreement that allows its customers to withdraw cash from 17,808 ATMs throughout Spain on favorable conditions and in a free way in most of the cases.
With 37% of the total number of ATMs and presence in all provinces, the resulting net of this important alliance is the largest in the Spanish market and doubles in size the second one. Abanca gives this alliance 1,034 of ATMs.
This agreement, which is adjusted to the Royal Decree Law 11/2015 and regulates the fees for card withdrawal of cash from ATMs, makes Abanca extend more than 8,000 the number of ATMs that its customers can use for operations of withdrawal debit in a free way.
Number of ATMs
Abanca’s customers can withdraw cash free of debit charge at any of the devices on the network of ATMs of the bank in Spain. Outside Galicia, customers can also use free ATMs in the Euro 6000 net, Bankia and Banco Sabadell, with a limit of up to five transactions per month.
If there is a cost, Abanca customers will benefit from a substantial discount on some rates, paying 0.45 euros per transaction at ATMs of Euro 6000 and 0.65 euros in Bankia and Sabadell Bank. These amounts are strictly corresponded to service costs and have no margin for institutions.
Juan Carlos Escotet Rodríguez
Abanca, institution leaded by Francisco Botas and Juan Carlos Escotet Rodríguez, renewed its CMMI level 5 (Model Integrated Capability Maturity), an international standard that measures the maturity of software development of organizations. Abanca remains as the only financial institution in Europe and second in the world to have this certification level.
The incorporation of this quality certification demonstrates the important commitment of Abanca to improve the practices for technology management and high quality of the work of the institution. CMMI level 5 also allows the possibility of saving significant costs and get better serve for the customers of the institution, increasing the speed of processing products and improve channels of availability.
CMMI level 5
Among some of the benefits of CMMI level 5 it is important to highlight the best alignment of development processes with business strategy and customer needs. Working by following this model also increases the effective detection of errors during the development process and reduces the number of defects in customer services. CMMI level 5 also allows the entity to have contrasting records of meeting deadlines and working with the highest quality which makes easier to Abanca advance in the development of a model for more digital and multichannel banking.