What is the Foundation?
Fundación San Telmo is a non-profit independent institution. Its object is the economic and business development of the South of Spain and of some international sectors and groups. It was established by public deed on July 28th, 1982. It was listed in the Cultural Foundations Register Office of the Regional Government of Andalusia with No. 34, on June 27th, 1983. It is recognised of public interest by Order of the Education and Science Ministry of the Government of Andalusia since June 27th, 1999.
On its Statutes, Article 6, its aims and objectives are literally quoted: “the promotion of activities, creation of centres, education, specialisation, Executive Education and professional advancement of companies and public institutions of Andalusia, preferably on the agricultural, livestock and agro-industrial sectors and with a special orientation to countries in Latin America, the European Union, Northern Africa and the Andalusian Region, thereby contributing to the development of Andalusia”.
Its creation was due to the impulse, the enthusiasm and generous collaboration of a group of businessmen and institutions that today integrate the Board of Trustees of the Foundation, under the direction of its first Chairwoman, Mrs. Gerarda de Orléans y Borbón.
His Majesty Juan Carlos I, King of Spain, accepted the Honorary Chairmanship of the Foundation in response to its ends. In 1991 he chaired the I General Alumni Assembly and inaugurated the new facilities of the Foundation. In 2006, the Foundation again had the presence of Their Majesties, The King and Queen of Spain, in the opening act of the IV General Alumni Assembly of the Alumni Association.
In September 1982, the Foundation created an International Education and Executive Education Centre for the Top Management of companies and public and private institutions, the Instituto Internacional San Telmo, which has had the academic support of many International Institutions, especially from IESE Business School.
In January 1999, and with the special support of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Fundación San Telmo launched CREARA, an Innovation and Business Creation Centre. CREARA is an institution with the mission of boosting innovative companies with high growth potential. The business projects in CREARA, whether ideas, business plans or operating companies, are endowed with strategic approaches and the necessary critical resources to make them leaders within their respective sectors.
Fundación San Telmo has two permanent campuses, result of the collaboration with Public Entities. The campus on Seville was conceded by Seville’s County Council in May 1990. The Malaga campus is the result of the agreement signed in May 2002 with the City Council of Malaga. Both campuses have emblematical buildings, large green areas and private parking zones. Numerous private companies have collaborated in making the ceded facilities suitable for educational purposes; they wanted to express in this way their support to the initiatives that the Foundation has developed.
Message from the Chairman