The president of the Menorca Island Council appoints nine island directors

Jul 16, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The organisational chart of the different departments is being set up, and the rest of the posts will be appointed in the next few days.

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Nine island directors

The president of the Island Council of Menorca, Dolfo Vilafranca, has appointed nine island directors of different departments of the administration.
They are the persons indicated below to hold the positions indicated in each case, in accordance with the internal structure of the different departments:

Department of the Presidency:

  • María José Ramírez Madrid, Island Director of the Presidency.
  • Mercè Isabel Pérez Pons, Island Director of Communication.
  • Begoña Mercadal Jiménez, Island Director of Tourism Promotion and European Fund.

Department of Social Welfare:

-Daniel García del Mar, Island Director of Social Care.

Department of the Environment, Biosphere Reserve and Cooperation:

  • Mateo Francisco Ainsa Coll, Island Director of the Environment.
  • David Vidal Seguí, Island Director of the Biosphere Reserve.
  • Marta Febrer Torrens, Island Director of Sustainable Projects and Local and International Cooperation.

Department of Economy and General Services:

  • Juan Reyes Pons Carreras, island director of General Services.

Department of Culture, Education, Youth and Sports:

-Rafael Quintana Villalonga, island director of Youth and Sports.

The organisational structure of the various departments is currently being finalised, and the remaining island directors will be appointed in the coming days.

The following are the curricula vitae of the nine island directors appointed:

-María José Ramírez Madrid. Jaén, 1969. Trained in protocol and event organisation. Linked to the Partido Popular and the administration for over thirty years. Secretary of the Presidency of the Island Council of Menorca from 1991 to 1999. Island Director of the Presidency from 2011 to 2015.

  • Mercedes Isabel Pérez Pons. Alaior, 1986. Graduate in Hispanic Philology from the University of Barcelona (UB) and in Journalism from the Ramon Llull University (URLL). Master in Cultural Management and Postgraduate in Contemporary Art from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). She worked from 2010 to 2017 at the newspaper El País and from 2017 to 2021 at IB3.
  • Begoña Mercadal Jiménez. Es Castell, 1975. Trained in Tourism, she has worked for 30 years in a Menorcan tourism company. She was a councillor for Personnel, Culture and Education at Es Castell Town Hall between 2015 and 2019. From 2019 to 2023 she has been a councillor in the opposition of the same municipality and administrative councillor in the Popular Group of the Consell Insular de Menorca.

-Daniel García del Mar. Valencia, 1978. Graduate in Law from the University of Valencia (UdV). He has developed his judicial career in Menorca and the peninsula. Among others, he has been substitute judge in the Court of First Instance and Instruction No. 2 of Ciutadella (with exclusive functions in matters of gender violence), substitute judge in the Court of First Instance and Instruction No. 2 of Maó, and substitute magistrate in the Provincial Court of Castellón. Meninas Award 2019 and Creu Blanca for police merit awarded in October 2022.

  • Mateo Francisco Ainsa Coll. Maó, 1971. Trained in hotel management, environmental techniques and waste. Councillor on the Maó government team between 2011 and 2015, in charge of public works, brigade, rural roads, beaches, urbanisations, water, energy, cleaning, waste, municipal slaughterhouse and environment. Councillor in the opposition in Maó Town Council since 2015.
  • David Vidal Seguí. Maó, 1974. Graduate in Tourism from the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Postgraduate in Tourism Destination Management (UOC). Since 2005 he has worked as a tourism promotion technician at the Fundación Fomento de Turismo de Menorca or at the Fundación Destino Menorca (where he was director). He is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Sustainable Tourism and ICT at the UOC.
  • Marta Febrer Torrens. Maó, 1982. Graduate in Tourism from the Felipe Moreno University School, attached to the UIB. Postgraduate degree in Tourism Business Management and Marketing from the UOC and the UIB. She has been working for the Hotel Association of Menorca (ASHOME) since 2007.

-Juan Reyes Pons Carreras. Maó 1961. Graduate in Economics and Business Studies. From 1985 to 1990 he was a partner and economist at Centro Contable Es Castell. From 1987 to 1992, he was treasurer and interim auditor of the Maó Town Council. From 1992 to 2019 he worked as financial director of Antonio Gomila S.A. And from 2019 to 2022 he worked as a tax advisor in Georgia.

-Rafael Quintana Villalonga. Alaior, 1988. Teacher of Primary Education at the UIB, tourism consultant. Between 2014 and 2015, he worked as a tourism quality technician at the Destí Menorca Foundation, and from 2015 to 2023 he was a councillor for Sports, Youth, Festivals, Fairs, Markets and Citizen Participation at Alaior Town Hall.