The General Assembly of ARI, the Association of Magazines, has elected Andrés Rodríguez, president of SpainMedia, as the new president of the organization, according to DIRCOMFIDENCIAL.
About his appointment, Rodriguez has said that “the world is a great magazine. Both are undergoing a profound transformation in their relationship with their public and my job, now as president, is to accompany all the editors of the country to continue growing and to make us stronger in the face of everything that is to come”.
The objective of the new president will be “to turn ARI into the association of reference for magazine publishers in Spain, valuing the influence of magazines as disseminating brands, experts, informers, creators of opinion, trends and multi-platform and multi-format content”.
During the voting meeting, Andrés Rodríguez took the opportunity to thank his predecessor, Marta Ariño Barrera, CEO of Zinet Media Group, for the work done in the last four years of his mandate, two of them significantly marked by the pandemic.
Andrés Rodríguez is a journalist from the Complutense University of Madrid. After working as editor and director of several historical newspapers, in 2007 he decided to found the publishing group SpainMedia. In 15 years, he has edited Esquire, Forbes, Harper’s Bazaar, Robb Report, L’Officiel, Tapas and T Magazine.
In addition, Andrés Rodríguez is a board member of El Español, a member of the board of directors of the Madrid Press Association, founder of Club Matador, member of the board of protectors of the Teatro Real, 2016 National Gastronomy Award for Tapas magazine and in 2018 received the First Amendment Award by the Eisenhower Fellowship Association.