August 19, 2022, 4:00 AM
August 19, 2022, 4:00 AM
An innovative business group that generates production, employment and development for the country is part of the legacy left by the president and founder of the Landicorp Group, Hugo Landívar Cuéllar, who passed away in the last few hours due to illness.
“Eng. Hugo Landívar Cuéllar has just gone to heaven after midnight today, Thursday, August 18. We ask for his prayers for him. A great man who left a great legacy to his children and family left us. We will always miss him,” wrote Javier Urey, general manager of Mainter, and a close collaborator of the 71-year-old businessman on his social networks.
“Former director and great friend of the institution. Promoter of the development of Santa Cruz, person of integrity, visionary and outstanding professional, creator of a great business family, to whom we extend our deepest condolences and accompany them for such a heartfelt loss”, pointed out the Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Services and Tourism of Santa Cruz (Cainco), after stressing that the “Bolivian business family is in mourning.”
Pedro Colanzi, former mayor of Santa Cruz and former classmate of the businessman, highlighted Landívar’s love for the family, as well as his commitment to society and the environment.
“A beautiful figure remains, of a lot of work, creativity, firmness, sacrifice, truth. That remains in our hearts of friends. He travels to the heavens, with the hearts of those who cherish him. He travels in peace dear friend,” Colanzi wrote.
Rubens Barbery, a former co-worker, recalled the founder of Landicorp as a man with a comprehensive vision of what it means to do business and of the social role that man and the ventures he creates have.
“He knew how to create, undertake, develop and promote changes in the society he loved, betting on innovation and, above all, believing in people,” he said.
Landívar was born in Montero in 1951. He studied at the Muyurina school and did his professional studies in Chemical Engineering in Valparaíso (Chile).
“I was doing very well in Chile and being very young they gave me an important project, but I always wanted to return to my country to contribute with my work,” he recalled in his last interview with EL DEBER, in June of this year.
A multifaceted figure
His life was a constant labor of growth, a spirit that translated into Mainter, Rodaria, Alina, Utilar, GranAlimento and T Store Tramontina, companies that he established in the Landicorp Group, today led by his sons José Nicolás and Roberto Pablo.
“The holding company was consolidated under the guidance of Landívar Cuéllar based on the principles of competitiveness and business ethics, by optimizing its resources, taking advantage of market opportunities and constantly looking to the future, while continuing to grow,” Cainco said in March. past, by awarding him the Business Merit award.
At the time of receiving the distinction, the investor remarked that in companies it must be conceived that technology is changing everything and that this is an irreversible process, for which one of the first guidelines is better control of information, to organize and manage your resources.
The accident that deprived him of the movement of his limbs could not stop his mind, vision and dreams with which he continued to project a better, more productive Bolivia with opportunities for all. In the June interview with this medium, he spoke about agricultural production with as much enthusiasm as in the days when he graduated from Muyurina.
His life was not only limited to the business world, in which he was director of Cainco, Cotas, Fexpocruz, APIA and other institutions from Santa Cruz, but also encompassed the world of art. Both in his house and in his office, he exhibited works by Lorgio Vaca, Juan Bustillos, and Tito Kuramoto, among others. “I bought art before I built my house,” he said two months ago. He also dedicated himself to the design of chairs and in recent times he captured his unique style in vegetal ivory wood -which he had brought from Yacuiba- and in walnut, a species found in the Valleys.
Last week, in Montero, where he was named Favorite Son, a large number of people and municipal and regional authorities gathered at the South Roundabout to inaugurate the remodeling of that work that now bears his name.
“He was a man who not only imagined new ideas, but managed to realize them for the benefit of his community with work and development,” shared Mainter.