Ponce de Leon 2023

Miami | October 5th, 2023 

The Spain-US Chamber of Commerce in Florida has officially announced that the recipients of the 2023 Ponce de Leon Awards in the categories of “Company of the Year” and “Executive of the Year” will be NTT DATA and Anthony Carroll, respectively. 


Mónica Vázquez, President of the Spain-United States Chamber in Florida, stated that “it is an honor to recognize through these awards both NTT DATA, for its profound impact on the technology sector and the impeccable track record of business excellence it has cultivated for over three decades, and Anthony Carroll, President of Powin, for his successful career in the renewable energy sector in Europe and the United States, the result of his insightful strategic vision and leadership.” 


The awards ceremony will take place on November 2nd at the traditional annual Gala of the Spain- United States Chamber of Commerce in Florida, celebrating its 43rd anniversary. In a year when the chamber has more than 520 member companies, to which it provides services to enter and develop their businesses in the US market.

The Ponce de León Company of the Year Award will be granted to NTT DATA: one of the top 10 global companies in IT, generating more than 30 billion dollars in IT services worldwide.

“At NTT DATA, our journey has been driven by a passion for excellence and a dedication to ethical and responsible business conduct,” says Víctor Sierra, CEO of NTT DATA. The leading company in business and IT services proudly celebrates over 35 years of innovation and continuous commitment to transforming companies and society. 


This Ponce de León Award and its inclusion in Fast Company’s “Brands that Matter” list reflect NTT DATA’s commitment to ethics, corporate responsibility, and its role as a trusted partner in technological and business transformation, driving the success of its clients worldwide. More than 50% of its clients have been partners for over a decade, a testament to NTT DATA’s consistent delivery on its promises, achieved through a network of 160 business partners worldwide and collaboration with industry leaders like Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and AWS.

The Ponce de León Executive of the Year Award will go to Anthony Carroll, President of Powin. With a prolific career in the renewable energy sector that began in Spain 20 years ago, Anthony currently is one of the leaders at the American company Powin, one of the largest providers of renewable energy storage solutions in the United States.

“I am humbled and honored to receive this award. It is a celebration of what can be achieved when we come together with a shared vision, when two amazing countries like Spain and the United States support each other. And I have been very lucky to have benefited from this great partnership. Together, we will power the world with clean energy, drive economic growth, and build enduring personal and business partnerships that will stand the test of time,” Anthony said upon learning the news.

The son of a working-class Scottish family, Anthony soon moved to Spain where he completed his education. After this, he joined a family-owned company, Spanish Power Electronics, where he helped transform it from a small company focused on the irrigation business into one of the global leaders in renewable energy. Thereafter, he held leadership positions in global energy corporations like Schneider Electric and Siemens Gamesa. Always finding ways to tie the European experience and talent with the amazing potential and business drive in the US. Currently, as President of Powin, he continues to support the global growth of the company, which has expanded from 300 million in bookings in 2021 to over 2.2 billion in 2022. Proof of this global focus, and of building ties between the US and Spain, was the recent acquisition of Spanish corporation eks Energy, a global leader in Power Conversion equipment.


The Spain-US Chamber of Commerce, one of the leading binational chambers of commerce in the United States, is a private, non-profit organization that is part of FECECA, the Federation of Official Spanish Chambers of Commerce in America. The Chamber’s purpose is to assist its members in achieving their business objectives in the United States and Spain.

With over 520 members and 43 years of history, it has recently renewed its board of directors, composed of representatives from the following companies: Ackermann International, Banco De Sabadell S.A., Banco Santander Internacional, Ecija Abogados, Firstbank Florida, Greenberg Traurig, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Manzanos Wines USA, Mediapro, NTT DATA, Ontier, Riva Spain, SA Damm, Sacyr Infrastructure USA, Tabacalera USA, Talgo INC, and Telefonica USA INC.


NTT DATA is a global leader in business and IT services, with over 35 years of innovation, ethical business conduct, and an unwavering commitment to transforming business and society. The company has consistently ranked among the top 10 global companies in business and IT services, earning the trust of renowned clients worldwide. It ranks sixth in Brand Finance’s list of Most Valuable Information Technology Services Brands.


At Powin, they are advancing the next frontier of energy and changing the way we power our daily lives by ensuring access to clean, resilient, and affordable power. As a global energy platform provider, they offer fully integrated battery storage solutions, software, and services to optimize grid performance and enable the transition to cleaner energy sources.

For more information, please contact Mario Fernández, head of the marketing and communication department of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce in Florida: |
Tel. +1 305 358 5988