President of the Tourism Commission, Official Chamber of Commerce and CEO of the Board of Directors of IFA Hotels
Santiago de Armas Fariñas is Vicepresident of the Gran Canaria Chamber of Commerce, as well as President of its Tourism Commission. Within the tourism industry, he has been appointed as Secretary of the Lopesan Group and since 2005 he presides the Supervisory Board of IFA Hotels & Touristik, AG, head office of a tourist business group with venues in Germany, Austria, the Canary Islands and Dominican Republic, which also is listed in the Frankfurt and Dusseldorf stock markets. Furthermore, he is lawyer and Chief Executive of the consulting corporate entity S. de Armas y Asociados. Currently, he is also Member of the Spanish National Tourism Bureau, Member of the Tourism Council of the Spanish Confederation of Business Associations, Member of the Executive Committee of the Gran Canaria Tourism Board, Member of the Board of Directors of the Gran Canaria Hotel Association, Member of the Board of Directors of the Las Palmas Businesspeople Canary Confederation and Member of the Social Council of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.