Ricardo Bocanegra Sánchez is a Law graduate specialised in Public Law from the University of Seville. He is also our Administrative Manager.
He founded Gestoría Bocanegra in April 1982. From the beginning, Gestoría Bocanegra specialised in foreign affairs and in record time became the best agency in Andalusia dealing with foreigners.
Ricardo Bocanegra has always been at the forefront of defending foreigners’ interests, since he is aware of the fundamental importance of residential tourism for the economy of the province of Malaga.
For more than 40 years, he has welcomed many foreigners into his office and has paved the way for investors and their families to obtain their residence permits and, in many cases, their self-employment permits as wealth and job-creating entrepreneurs.
In order to support foreign residents, he founded the Federation of Foreigners’ Associations on the Costa del Sol in 1993 (FAECOSOL). As president of FAECOSOL, he has achieved many accomplishments for the benefit of foreigners.
For this reason, he has received the following acknowledgements over the last 40 years:
Best entrepreneur in Marbella 2012, awarded by the Centro de Iniciativas Turísticas (CIT Marbella) for his work in favour of foreigners’ rights.
Acknowledgement from the British Government for defending the interests of British residents in Spain.
Recognition by the Moscow Duma for his assistance to Russian citizens in Spain.
First National Prize in 1984, awarded by the Spanish General Council of Administrative Manager Associations for his work on Tourist Registrations and regulations on the use of vehicles in Spain by foreign citizens.
Appointment of "Honorary Foreigner" by the International Institute of Foreign Owners in Calpe (Alicante) for his work in defending the interests of foreigners residing in Spain.
Distinction from Marbella Council for his contribution in favour of peace and prosperity, on the occasion of the celebration of Europe Day 2014.
Numerous diplomas from different international associations and Councils on the Costa del Sol for his work in favour of foreign residents and for his numerous talks on professional topics given to citizens of different nationalities.
Recognition from the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation for his contribution to the dissemination of Russian culture and art outside the Russian Federation and, in particular, for his fundamental role in the achievement of the Russian Museum in Málaga.
Ricardo Bocanegra is also closely involved in numerous associations and institutions of all kinds:
President of the International Club of Marbella, one of the most prestigious opinion forums in Spain.
President of Casa de Europa of Marbella
President of FAECOSOL (Federation of Foreigners’ Associations in the Costa del Sol)
President of the Spanish-Russian International Forum
Vice-President of the Association of Entrepreneurs and Professionals of Marbella
Vice-President of the Spanish Association of Russian-speaking Law Professionals
Secretary of the Gastronomic Academy of Marbella
He speaks English and Russian, and has been the official preacher of Holy Week celebrations in Marbella and patron of the city.