EY Family Business award winners 2019-20 - Spain
A visionary spirit has underpinned Grupo Osborne’s 250 years of growth.
We are delighted to celebrate the recipients of the EY Family Business Award of Excellence 2019-20, an honor that recognizes excellence in family businesses. Congratulations to this year’s winners for Spain:
Ignacio Osborne – CEO, Grupo Osborne
At the end of the 18th century, a young English merchant, Thomas Osborne, arrived in the Cadiz region of Spain to sell wines from the area. He soon began acquiring various wineries and brought them together under one brand: Osborne. In the following 250 years, each generation has continued in the Osborne family tradition of “quality, authenticity and origin,” making it the second oldest family business in Spain.
Ignacio Osborne represents the 6th generation, becoming CEO in 1996 and President in 2017. He has been instrumental in overseeing Osborne’s global expansion. Its iconic brands, such as Cinco Jotas 100% and Montecillo Rioja wine, have found international acclaim, and Osborne products are now sold in 70 countries around the world.
Ignacio notes that, “Diversification is key to our current business model, and without innovating and stepping outside our comfort zone, we would not be what we are today.” Osborne has been bold in successfully branching out into the food sector and other beverages, such as gin. Ignacio adds that Osborne is well known for its "Visionary spirit. Experience has taught us to look beyond just one generation.”