The year began with the appointment of Leire Mugerza as the new Chairwoman of both the Standing Committee and the MONDRAGON Congress, replacing Javier Goienetxea after 7 years in the post.

2022 was a year when the Ukraine invasion was in the news, although the exorbitant increase in energy prices, unbridled inflation and a negative outlook for the trend in the world economy also figured among the year’s headlines.

In our cooperative environment, the most talked about news item was the exit of Orona and Ulma as MONDRAGON member cooperatives following the extraordinary general meetings held on December 16.

Despite the complex environment, the growth of business dynamics continued once again, as had been the case in 2021.

It was also the year when MONDRAGON Hospitality was presented; Enea won the 2022 National Design Award; Mondragon Lingua and Alecop signed their merger as a single cooperative and several anniversaries were celebrated: Soraluce (60th), Embega (50th), Ondoan (40th), and Mondragon University (25th). Congratulations!