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Andrés Rodríguez, president of SpainMedia and ARI, new ambassador for IbizaPreservation

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Andrés Rodríguez, president of SpainMedia and ARI, new ambassador for IbizaPreservation

The president of the publishing group of three large publications -Forbes, Tapas Magazine and Highxtar- maintains a close relationship with Ibiza and is a member of the Advisory Board of this environmental foundation since 2020

Ibiza, 11/04/23 – The journalist and founder of the SpainMedia publishing house, Andrés Rodríguez, is the new ambassador for IbizaPreservation. His strong ties to the island and his commitment to raise awareness about the conservation of its environment encouraged him to join the Advisory Board in 2020.

“This ancient island in the Mediterranean, which has been invaded a thousand times over by pirates, buccaneers, Berbers and, for years now, by low-cost tourists, has captured my heart. One night, on a hairpin curve of the road, I was intoxicated by the scent of a fig tree warmed by the relentless August sun, and I have been here ever since,” says Andrés Rodríguez, who points out that “it is an honor for me to be an ambassador for IbizaPreservation. I am committed to the Mediterranean culture of this island of pines, mastic and carob trees and, as an editor, I hope to leverage my professional experience to help safeguard this piece of land and its mare nostrum, seemingly floating in a sea of ​​oceanic Posidonia. An oath in the purest pirate style, sealed with a glass of hierbas.”

Andrés Rodríguez’s professional career spans over 30 years. After his time as editor and director of the Spanish edition of Rolling Stone and director of the magazine department of ​​the Prisa group, in 2007 he embarked on his own professional adventure with SpainMedia. This group has since consolidated its prestigious and profitable position in the lifestyle publications market, both in paper and digital formats, publishing Esquire, Forbes, Harper’s Bazaar, Robb Report, L’Officiel, Tapas and T Magazine. In addition, he was recently named president of ARI (Association of Magazine Publishers). He lives between Madrid and Ibiza and is a member of the Gastronomy Academy of Ibiza and Formentera.

The director of IbizaPreservation, Inma Saranova, expressed her approval of the new role of Andrés Rodríguez in IbizaPreservation: “It was already a pleasure to have Andrés Rodriguez on the Advisory Board and we believe that his new involvement as ambassador for the foundation can help enormously in making our work known to wider society and raising awareness about the need to preserve the natural heritage of Ibiza and Formentera.”