Alejandro Laquidain, has been appointed President of GINETEX, the International Group for Textile Care Labeling. He succeeds to Adam Mansell, CEO of UKFT in the United Kingdom.
Laquidain, has been Chairman of the Lakidain family group since 1985, a company that specializes in the production of lace, tulle, satin, accessories and a widevariety of fabrics. Over his previous years, Alejandro Laquidain has built a significant professional experience in the textile industry. He occupied different mandates as President in the following Spanish organizations in the period between 2008 and 2019: AsociaciónNacional de Fabricantes de Tules, Bordados y Encajes (TBE), FederaciónTextilSedera (FTS), Confederación de la IndustriaTextil – TEXFOR and ConsejoIntertextilEspañol (CIE). Alejandro Laquidain was also a member of the Board of Directors of EURATEX (The European Apparel and Textile Confederation) from 2013 to 2018, the Confederación Española de OrganizacionesEmpresariales (CEOE) from 2012 to 2016, and the Catalan organization FomentodelTrabajoNacional from 2011 to 2018.
As a member of the Board of Directors of ConsejoIntertextilEspañol (CIE) – the National Committee representing GINETEX in Spain since 2016 – he has served as Vice-President of GINETEX for the past year. He is also currently member of the boards of FederaciónTextilSedera (FTS), and Confederaciónde la IndustriaTextil – TEXFOR. Born in Barcelona in 1958, Alejandro Laquidain holds a degree in textile engineering, with a specialization in warp fabrics, obtained in Obertshausen (Germany).