During the General Assembly held on May 19th, the Federation of Spanish Footwear Industries (FICE) approved the nomination of footwear entrepreneur Rosana Perán as the new President who will replace Marián Cano, at the helm of the association since 2020.

The new president underlined that, thanks to her role, she will have the possibility of contributing to improving and reinforcing a sector, such as footwear manufacturing, which is important for Spain in both social and economic terms. 

With a degree in BBA (Bachelor in Business Administration), over the course of her long professional career, Rosana Perán has worked in companies such as Tempe or ABGL until holding different positions within the Pikolinos Group, where she currently holds the executive vice-presidency. Her link with the world of associations began with the presidency of AICE. From there, she continued with the creation of Avecal (Valencian Association of Shoe Entrepreneurs), where she was also president until 2015. She has also been vice president of FICE and representative of the CEV in Alicante.

Among the targets the new president of FICE has set herself are improving the representativeness of the organization and the role it plays, both in Spanish society and in the EU as a whole.

In fact, since its founding year of 1977, FICE has been representing the general interests of the Spanish footwear-manufacturing industry on a national, European, and international level, and today counts more than 400 companies that represent 90% of the production, distribution and export of the entire Spanish footwear sector. Its work is focused in particular on reinforcing the competitiveness of companies, while highlighting their strengths and promoting the development of the sector.