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Sr. Alberto C. Gollán

Alberto Gollan was a prominent and vital businessman from Rosario who until his last days commanded one of the most emblematic companies in the city, such as Canal 3 and the set of media that make up Television Litoral. With a unique vision for the present and what to come, he founded in 1963 a local open television channel that since its inception has been a reference for Rosario in the country and a distinguished protagonist of the beginnings of private television in Argentina. His vision for large companies, his local pride and his tireless ability to work, made him occupy a prominent and transcendental place in the business, institutional and political life of Argentina. He began his working life as an assistant in the Library of the Faculty of Medicine of Rosario and then he served vitally as founder, director and general manager of countless companies in the country. He actively participated in business, institutional and political life receiving countless awards and recognitions for his merits and contributions to society and his time. Among many other distinctions, he was honored "For his Professional career in Advertising Activity" by the IAA (International Adversiting Association); by the Government of the Italian Republic he was awarded the title of "Conmendatore dell'Ordine della Stella della Solidarietá Italiana" and also that of "Cavaliere Ufficiale dell'Ordine to Merit". His Majesty the King Juan Carlos I of Spain decorated him with the title "Order of Number of the Order of Civil Merit" and in Argentina the National Parliament distinguished him as "Major Argentine Remarkable". In March 2005 the British Crown nominated him as Honorary Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE). In addition, he received the FUND TV Award for his career in the Media, the Broadcasting Award "for his career as an Argentine Radio Broadcaster" and in 2006 the FUND TV Award for his career for his 40 years on Argentine Television. He was awarded the GOLDEN BRAIN award for his career in the Media, recognized by the Chamber of Senators of the Province of Santa Fe for his work in the field of local radio broadcasting and, in addition, in November 2009, he was appointed by the Board of Directors of ATA - Association of Argentine Radio Broadcasters - as the First Honorary President of the Institution. He died on November 24, 2014 at the age of 96.

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