Anxo Queiruga Vila
Anxo Queiruga Vila
Anxo Queiruga Vila, chairperson of the Spanish Confederation of Persons with Physical and Organic Disabilities (COCEMFE), chairperson of the Galician Confederation of People with Disability (COGAMI) as well as its corporate group, and vice chairperson of CERMI Galicia (Committee of Representative Entities of People with Disability in Galicia), started his trajectory in the disabled persons´ associative movement in the mid-eighties.
After studies in Salamanca he returns to his native Santiago de Compostela for further education. Subsequently he starts to work in the Administrative Department of COGAMI where he remains from 1997 to the year 2000. He then assumes the position as head of the Training and Employment Department. In 1997 he is elected vice chairperson of COGAMI, office which he held until 2007 when elected chairperson of COGAMI. That same year he becomes chairperson of the board of directors of COGAMI´s corporate group, which promotes social economy business initiatives. Today the corporate group has more than 800 employees with disabilities. The same year, 2007, he is elected chairperson of CERMI Galicia (Committee of Representative Entities of People with Disability in Galicia).
In the year 2016, Anxo is elected chairperson of COCEMFE and the COCEMFE Foundation, vice chairperson of the Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disability (CERMI), the Iberian-American Network for People with Physical Disabilities as well as the ONCE Foundation. The same he also becomes a member of the Royal Board on Disability, the National Council on Disability, the National Council on NGOs, the Galician Council of Social Welfare, among others. Thus, he now divides his professional activity between Madrid and Galicia.
Highlights in Anxo´s wide professional experience are his specialised training in the field of disability and participates in a number of work- and lobbying groups in various organisations.