Verónica Pascual was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Science and Technology from the Camilo José Cela University in a solemn ceremony that was held on September 17 and in which Petra Mateos-Aparicio and Miguel Angel Garrido were also named with the most distinguished academic honor. The Camilo José Cela University recognized the doctoral degree recipients for their merits, values, and professional careers – careers throughout which they have been able to transmit and transfer, through their personality and through their actions, essential values such as effort, plurality, a passion for knowledge, diversity, tenacity, and commitment to society.

Verónica Pascual, CEO of ASTI Mobile Robotics Group since 2006, has led a process of change in her companies that has brought about a growth in turnover, a drive for internationalization, and a strengthening of R&D activities to generate various strategic framework agreements worldwide for the automation of internal logistics processes through mobile robotics, doing so for multiple multinationals in industrial sectors such as the automotive, food, pharmacy and cosmetics, and logistics and aeronautics sectors.

Last August, ASTI Mobile Robotics became part of the ABB group, being its Autonomous Mobile Robotics Solution Center – a division that, led by Verónica Pascual, will bring the company and its engineering to the next technological, industrial, and global expansion level. Pascual is also a member of the Board of Directors of different companies such as Telefónica and GAM, President of the Board of the ASTI Technology and Talent Foundation, and a member of the Board of the Endeavor Foundation.

“It is a great honor for me to be awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa by the Camilo José Cela University in the field of Technology and Sciences – and even more so given the current context. Today more than ever we know the need that exists to promote these subject areas, invest, and redouble efforts in terms of technology, research, and science. And of course, we must also redouble efforts to develop our talent –the talent that comes out of these science and technology classrooms– not only believing in them, but also showing them that the future is exciting and full of opportunities,” said Pascual.

The director of ASTI had the sponsorship of Jaime Carvajal y Urquijo, Marquis of Isasi, a former Senator by royal appointment, economist and lawyer with an extensive professional career as a financier, entrepreneur, businessman, investor, and philanthropist. Pascual's sponsor highlighted that Verónica, “has become a leader to be followed by new generations.”