Team

  • President
    Pedro Barato

    Pedro Barato Triguero

    President

    Pedro Barato Triguero has held the position of president of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional since its founding in 2002. He has a degree in law, and was a member of the Economic and Social Committee of the European Union in Brussels from 1997 to 2007. He is the president of ASAJA and the Spanish Federation of Self-Employed Workers (CEAT), and he has also been president of the Spanish National Confederation of Beet and Cane Sugar since 2007. Among other distinctions, he holds the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit in Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Vicepresident
    Jose Pont

    Josep Pont Amenós

    Vicepresident

    Josep Pont has been Vice-President of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional since 2012, and he is president of the Promotion Working Group. He holds an MBA from the University of Georgia in the U.S. He is currently the CEO of the Borges Group, where he has developed his entire career since 1996. He has also won the Government of Catalonia’s Internationalization Award, and is president of Asoliva and Fedoliva. He has been awarded the Medal of Agricultural Merit by the Government of Catalonia.

  • Secretary
    Rafael Sánchez de Puerta

    Rafael Sánchez de Puerta

    Secretary

    Rafael Sanchez de Puerta is the secretary of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional. He is an agricultural engineer and olive oil entrepreneur. His professional career is closely linked to the cooperative sector. He is president of the Cordoba Agri-Food Cooperative, Dcoop deputy, and president of the Olive Oil Sectoral Council of Spanish Agri-Food Cooperatives. He is also chairman of the Advisory Committee on Olive Oil and Table Olives of the European Union, the first vice-president of the Olive Communal Heritage Foundation, and a member of the COI Advisory Committee.

  • Spokespeople
    Antoni Galceran

    Antoni Galcerán i Massó

    Spokespeople

    Antoni Galcerán i Massó is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional. He has a degree in Anglo-Germanic philology. He is an agricultural entrepreneur, and his work has been developed mainly in the cooperative field. In fact, he is secretary of the Agrícola i Secció de Crèdit La Palma SCCL cooperative, and a member of the Governing Council of the Catalonian Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives, and the Olive Oil Sectoral Council of Agri-Food Cooperatives.

    Antoni March

    Antonio March Hortoneda

    Spokespeople

    Antonio March Hortaneda is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional. An olive-growing entrepreneur, he chairs the Spanish Oil Mills Federation (AFE), and he also the head of the Catalan Association of Oil Mills and Bottlers (ACAE). He holds the vice-presidency of the Catalan Organization of Oil Producers (OPOC), and is a member of the Board of Directors of Siurana Protected Designation of Origin (DOP Siurana).

    Cristobal Gallego

    Cristóbal Gallego Martínez

    Spokespeople

    Cristóbal Gallego Martinez is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional. He holds an agricultural engineering degree, with specialization in livestock farming, from the University of Seville, and he is president of the Nuestra señora del Pilar Cooperative and Jaéncoop SCA, as well as the company San Miguel Arcángel SA. He is vice-president of Aceites del Sur-Coosur SA, and is also a member of the Governing Council of Agri-Food Cooperatives of Andalusia, sector head of Oil, and patron of the Olive Communal Heritage Foundation, and a board member of the Olive Foundation.  

    Gregorio Gomez Lopez

    Gregorio Gómez López

    Spokespeople

    Gregorio López Martinez is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional. He is the manager of the San Sebastian Cooperative Society, and is simultaneously the manager of Oleotoledo SL, and director-administrator of Goyca, Gestión y Servicios de Almazaras SL. In addition, he acts as spokesman for the Olive Oil Sectoral for the Castilla-La Mancha Agri-Food Cooperative, is a member of the national sectoral of Agri-Food Cooperatives, and he is a patron of the Montes de Toledo Regulation Foundation Board and a patron of the Olive Communal Heritage Foundation.  

    Gregorio Gomez Lopez

    Gregorio López Martínez

    Spokespeople

    Gregorio López Martinez is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional. An olive oil entrepreneur, he is president of the Jaén COAG agricultural organization and head of the organization’s Olive Oil Sectoral. He is also a patron of the Olive Communal Heritage Foundation, a member of the COI Advisory Committee, and a member of the European Commission's Olive Oil Advisory Committee.

    Jose Calama

    José Calama Arias

    Spokespeople

    José Calama Aria is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional. He has a degree in agricultural engineering, with specialization in agricultural economics and sociology, from the University of Córdoba, and he holds the position of manager of Troil Vegas Altas Cooperative Society. He also forms part of the Olive Oil Sector at the Extremadura Agri-Food Cooperatives. He is also the vice-chair of the Extremadura Agri-Food Technology Center (CTAEX).

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    José María Vilas Aventín

    Spokespeople

    José María Vilas Aventín is a member of the Board of Directors of Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español. With a PhD in Business Sciences from the University of Barcelona, he also has an MBA from IESE and has studied various postgraduate courses: IMD in Lausanne, INSEAD in Fontainebleau and ADECA in the San Telmo Institute of Seville. He currently chairs the Board of Directors of Deoleo. He has been involved in the agri-food sector throughout his career, where, amongst other positions, he has been the General Manager of the Unilever Group in Spain, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Panrico and the Executive President of the Multi-Sector Business Association, which encompasses the 25 largest companies operating in the food and drinks sector in Spain.José María Vilas Aventín is a member of the Board of Directors of Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español. With a PhD in Business Sciences from the University of Barcelona, he also has an MBA from IESE and has studied various postgraduate courses: IMD in Lausanne, INSEAD in Fontainebleau and ADECA in the San Telmo Institute of Seville. He currently chairs the Board of Directors of Deoleo. He has been involved in the agri-food sector throughout his career, where, amongst other positions, he has been the General Manager of the Unilever Group in Spain, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Panrico and the Executive President of the Multi-Sector Business Association, which encompasses the 25 largest companies operating in the food and drinks sector in Spain.  

    Jose Ramón Díaz

    José Ramón Díaz García

    Spokespeople

    José Ramón Díaz García is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional, and is also a member of various working groups created within the Organization. He has an agricultural engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), and is a professor of agricultural production: crop sciences in the same center. He is a technician for the ASAJA agricultural organization, and coordinates and is responsible for several industries. He represents this organization in working groups and advisory committees of the central government such as AECOSAN, AICA, OEVV and MAGRAMA.

    Juan Luis Avila

    Juan Luis Avila

    Spokespeople

    Juan Luis Ávila is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional. He has a degree in biological sciences, he is a senior specialist in olive growing and oil production, and he runs an olive farm in Jaén. He is also the provincial secretary of the COAG agrarian organization in the province of Jaén, and is the olive oil sectoral appointee of COAG Andalucía. He combines these positions with the presidency of the San Marcos Evangelista de Torrequebradilla Cooperative.

    Luis Folque

    Luis Maria da Cunha Folque de Mendoça

    Spokespeople

    Luis Maria da Cunha Folque de Mendonça is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional. He has a zoology engineering degree from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro in Portugal, and he studied management at the Nova de Lisboa University, and senior management of food chain companies at the International Institute of San Telmo. He holds the position of director of the Sovena Group, chairs the Casa Do Azeit, as well as the Portuguese Olive Oil Interprofessional. He holds these positions simultaneously with the vice-presidency of ANIERAC, and presidency of the COI Advisory Committee. He is also a member of ASOLIVA.

    Manuel Alfonso Torres

    Manuel Alfonso Torres González

    Spokespeople

    Manuel Torres is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional. He holds a degree in Economics and Business, a PhD from the Department of Business Administration, Marketing and Sociology, and has contributed as an author or co-author of more than 20 scientific and educational publications. In addition to his work in olive oil production, he chairs the Jaén Confederation of Employers and is vice-president of the Andalusia Confederation of Employers. He also chairs INFAOLIVA and Jaén INFAOLIVA, he is the treasurer of the Olive Grove Foundation, a member of the CES, and he lectures on olive growing and olive oil production at various graduate universities.

    Primitivo Fernández

    Primitivo Fernández Andrés

    Spokespeople

    Primitivo Fernandez is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional, and he is also a member of the Promotion Working Group, the R&D Working Group, and the General Affairs Working Group. He has a degree in horticultural engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He currently heads the National Association of Edible Oils Bottling and Refining Industries (ANIERAC). He is also a patron of the Olive Communal Heritage Foundation, and he participates, representing ANIERAC, in public and private national and international organizations.

    Rafael Pico

    Rafael Pico Lapuente

    Spokespeople

    Rafael Pico is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional, and is responsible for the Promotion Working Group. He has a degree in law from the Complutense University of Madrid, and has a master’s degree in corporate law. He is CEO of Asoliva. He is a patron of the Olive Communal Heritage Foundation, and is part of the European Union’s Advisory Committee and the International Olive Council’s Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the Board of the European Federation of Olive Industries (FEDOLIVE), and a member of Orujo Olive Oil Interprofessional in Spain.

  • Working group
    Carlos Mateos

    Carlos Mateos García

    Working group

    A member of various working groups of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional, Carlos Mateos García has an agricultural engineering degree, with a specialization in agronomy, from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He is the director of the Department of Agricultural and Livestock Industries of Technical Services at the COAG agricultural organization. He also participates as an expert in consulting groups and civil dialogue groups for the European Commission, COPA-COGECA working groups, as well as sectoral committees of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

    David Erice

    David Erice

    Working group

    David is a forest engineer, and is a member of various working groups in the Interprofessional. He is the technical manager at the UPA for olive oil and table olives, beets, arable crops, cotton, poultry and tobacco. He is president of the AIMCRA (Research association for the improvement of sugar beet cultivation) Technical Committee, a member of the National Commission for Assessments on Plant Protection Products, and the National Commission of Poplar at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment. He is also a member of the Agricultural Sector Working Group for the National Commission of Safety and Health in the Workplace at the Ministry of Employment and Social Security.

    Enrique Delgado

    Enrique Francisco Delgado Hidalgo

    Working group

    Enrique Delgado is an INFAOLIVA representative in the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional’s working group. He has a degree in history from the School of Philosophy and Literature, and his professional activity has been mainly developed as an agricultural entrepreneur. Since 1986, he has been the secretary general of APROLIVA GRANADA, and a member of the Confederation of Employers. Since 2009, he has been secretary general of INFAOLIVA, UNAPROLIVA and FADAL. He is also a member of the Olive Communal Heritage Foundation, a member of the Advisory Board of the Information and Food Control Agency, and an observing member of the International Olive Oil Council.

    Javier Lara

    Javier Lara de Miguel

    Working group

    Javier Lara de Miguel is a member of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional’s Working Groups. He holds an agricultural engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and also has a diploma in agricultural economics from the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies in Montpellier. He currently holds the position of director of the Department of Olive Oil, Table Olives and Cotton of the Spanish Agri-Food Cooperative of, as well as the Wine Market Department. He is also member of the COI’s Advisory Board.

    Macarena Sanchez

    Macarena Sánchez del Águila

    Working group

    Macarena Sánchez del Águila is a member of the Working Groups of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional. She has an agricultural engineering degree from the University of Córdoba in the specialty of agricultural economics and sociology. She is currently the secretary general of the Oil Mills Federation of Spain, and is a manager of the Córdoba Business Association of Industrial Mills. She is also an elected member of the Córdoba Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and of the Assembly of the Córdoba Confederation of Employers.

  • Manager
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    Teresa Pérez

    Manager

    Teresa Perez has been manager of Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español since 2008. An agricultural engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, she is a specialist in agri-business and executive management: expert in olive oils. She is an executive of the organisation and responsible for the technical team. Working alongside the governing bodies, Teresa designed the strategies in the different areas of activity and managed their implementation from the launch of the first extension of the standard.

  • Technical team
    Antonio Martínez

    Antonio Martinez

    Technical team

    Antonio Martinez has been director of the Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español Department of Communications since 2010. With a degree in Information Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid, a good part of his career has been linked to agri-food information in various communication media.

    Belén González

    Belén González

    Technical team

    Belén González has been a member of the Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español Administration Department since 2012. A technical specialist in Business Administration, she is responsible for supplier relations and the organisation's accounts.

    Carolina de Jove

    Carolina de Jove

    Technical team

    Carolina Jove is Social Media Manager for Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español. She has a degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the UOC and post-graduate studies in Community Management from the University of Barcelona. She has managed the organisation's communications on social networks since February 2015.

    Henar Alonso

    Henar Alonso

    Technical team

    Henar Alonso has been a member of the Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español Administration Department since 2011. He has a Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations from INTE and a Master in Financial Accounting from CEF. He is responsible for administrative relations with industry figures in everything related to the application of regulations and their monitoring and control.

    Raquel Díaz Cepero

    Raquel Díaz

    Technical team

    Raquel Diaz has been Director of Marketing for Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español since 2012. A graduate of Information Sciences at the Complutense University of Madrid, Raquel is responsible for all of the organisation's national and international marketing. Her activity is focused on designing and strategically analysing campaigns, evaluating results, coordinating international agencies and monitoring activities in each market.

    Sandra García

    Sandra García

    Technical team

    Sandra Garcia has been a Marketing Manager for Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español since 2014. She has a degree in Audio-visual Communication from the San Pablo CEU and Master in Corporate Communication. Within the organisation's marketing department, her duties include the design, control and implementation of the organisation's promotional campaigns.

Olive grove, along a hundred paths,
Your little olives will
Trail till as many mills.

Antonio Machado