About us

About us

OBJECTIVES AND LINES OF ACTION

The Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization is a non-profit organization established by the entities representing the different operators in the olive oil industry (olive growers, cooperatives, factories, bottlers and exporters) with the aim of serving as an industry improvement tool.

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INDUSTRY PARTICIPATION

The Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional is an organization that was born out of an industry initiative by olive growers, cooperatives, factories, bottlers and exporters. These groups are fully involved in the day-to-day management of the organization.

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TEAM

Pedro Barato Triguero

President

Pedro Barato Triguero has held the position of president of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization 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.

Antonio Gallego García

Antonio Gallego García

Vicepresident

Antonio Gallego García es vicepresidente de la Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español y presidente de la Asociación Española de la Industria y el Comercio Exportador del Aceite de Oliva (ASOLIVA) desde el 9 de Diciembre de 2019. Es director comercial de Migasa.

Rafael Sánchez de Puerta

Secretary

Rafael Sanchez de Puerta is the secretary of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization. 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.

Juan Ignacio de Antonio Senovilla

Juan Ignacio de Antonio Senovilla

Treasurer

Juan Ignacio de Antonio Senovilla ostenta el cargo de tesorero de la Organización Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español. Agricultor abulense, es secretario de Agricultura de la Comisión Ejecutiva Federal de la organización agraria Unión de Pequeños Agricultores. Fundador de UPA Castilla y León, ha sido, durante 44 años, secretario general de UPA Ávila.

Antoni Galcerán i Massó

Spokespeople

Antoni Galcerán i Massó is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization. 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.

 

Antonio March Hortoneda

Spokespeople

Antonio March Hortaneda is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization. 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).

 

Cristóbal Gallego Martínez

Spokespeople

Cristóbal Gallego Martinez is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization. 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.

 

Gabriel Estévez Alles

Gabriel Estévez Alles

Spokespeople

Gabriel Estévez Alles, es vocal de la Junta Directiva de la Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español. Doctorado en Ciencias Químicas por la Universidad de Sevilla. Actualmente responsable de compras de aceite de oliva del Grupo Sovena. Anteriormente ocupó durante más de 12 años puestos de dirección en la filial en EEUU, siendo actualmente Chairman de la North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) así como miembro del Board de la Association Food Importers (AFI). Ocupa, asimismo, la vicepresidencia de ANIERAC.

 

Gonzalo Guillén Benjumea

Spokespeople

Gonzalo Guillén Benjumea el vocal de la Junta Directiva de la Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español. Ha cursado estudios en Ciencias Empresariales en la Universidad San Pablo (CEU), licenciándose por la Universidad británica de Wolverhampton – Bachelor in Business Administration. Master en Dirección de Empresas por el Instituto de Empresa de Madrid. Es director general y consejero delegado del Grupo Acesur. Ocupa la presidencia de ANIERAC y la vicepresidencia de ASOLIVA y la FIAB. Es miembro, asimismo, del Consejo de la Food and Drink Europe y del Pleno en Cámara de Comercio de Sevilla, donde preside el Comité de Internacionalización.

 

Gregorio Gómez López

Spokespeople

Gregorio Gómez López is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization. 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 López Martínez

Spokespeople

Gregorio López Martinez is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization. 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.

 

Cristóbal Cano

Cristóbal Cano Martín

Spokespeople

Cristóbal Cano Martín is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization. He has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Sciences and a Diploma in Occupational Risk Prevention. He has been Secretary General of the agrarian organization UPA Jaén since 2016. He is also the national manager of the UPA Olive Oil Sector. Over his career, he worked at several companies and government administrations, until beginning work at the UPA Jaén Technical Committee in 2005.

 

Fabian Gordillo

Fabian Gordillo

Spokespeople

Fabian Gordillo es vocal de la Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español. Licenciado en Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales por la Universidad de Extremadura. Cursado el Programa Dirección de Empresas Alimentaria en Santelmo Business School, el Programa de Actualización y Perfeccionamiento en Análisis Sensorial es un sistema de entrenamiento cualitativo en la cata de aceite de olivas vírgenes desarrollado por la Fundación para la promoción del desarrollo del olivar y el aceite de Oliva y Master en Viticultura y Enología. Gerente de la Sociedad Cooperativa Virgen de la Estrella de Los Santos de Maimona desde 1.994 y presidente de la Sectorial del Aceite de oliva de la Agrupación de Cooperativa Extremeña en representación del Grupo Viñaoliva.

 

Arturo Hernangomez Jimenez

Arturo Hernangómez Jiménez

Spokespeople

Arturo Hernangómez Jiménez es vocal de la Junta Directiva y miembro de los diferentes Grupos de Trabajo de la Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español. Ingeniero Agrícola en la especialidad de Explotaciones Agropecuarias por la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, es responsable de aceite de oliva y aceituna de mesa en ASAJA (Asociación Agraria de Jóvenes Agricultores) así como de ganadería en la misma organización. Lleva relacionado con el mundo de la agricultura desde muy temprana edad al haber trabajado en un negocio agrícola familiar.

 

Juan Luis Ávila

Spokespeople

Juan Luis Ávila is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization. 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.

 

Lucía Serrano del Moral es vocal de la Junta Directiva de la Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español por INFAOLIVA.

Lucía Serrano del Moral

Spokespeople

Lucía Serrano del Moral es vocal de la Junta Directiva de la Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español en representación de INFAOLIVA, organización de la que es presidenta. Cargo que simultanea con la presidencia de INFAOLIVA Jaén, que ostenta desde el año 2022. Desde hace 15 años es directora ejecutiva de una almazara familiar de Alcalá la Real, en la provincia de Jaén.

 

Primitivo Fernández Andrés

Spokespeople

Primitivo Fernandez is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization, 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 Lapuente

Spokespeople

Rafael Pico is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization, 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 Organization in Spain.

 

Ignacio Silva Alcalde

Ignacio Silva Alcalde

Spokespeople

Ignacio Silva Alcalde es vocal de la Junta Directiva de la Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español. Licenciado en Economía por la Universidad de Barcelona con estudios de postgrado en la Universidad de Siena (Italia) y un PDG en el IESE Business School. Presidente y consejero delegado de Deoleo, ha desarrolla una dilatada trayectoria profesional en empresas como la multinacional de refrescos japonesa Suntory Schweppes o Iberia, en donde ocupó el cargo de consejero delegado. Es miembro de la Comisión Delegada de la Asociación Multisectorial de Empresas de Alimentación y Bebidas (AME).

 

Antonio Luque

Spokespeople

Antonio Luque Luque es vocal de la Junta Directiva de la Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español. Ingeniero agrónomo por la Universidad de Córdoba, es presidente de Dcoop desde 2016 y fue su director general desde la fundación del grupo cooperativo. Ha sido presidente sectorial de aceite de oliva de Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de España, vicepresidente de esta organización, presidente de la Federación Andaluza de Empresas Cooperativas Agrarias y de la Fundación Patrimonio Comunal Olivarero. Asimismo, fue portavoz de la Mesa Nacional del Aceite de Oliva.

 

Cristina Sanz Roldán

Cristina Sanz Roldán

Working group

Miembro de los diferentes Grupos de Trabajo de la Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español, Cristina Sanz Roldán es Ingeniera Técnico Agrícola en la especialidad de Industrias Alimentarias por la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Es responsable técnica del aceite de oliva y la aceituna de mesa, así como del vino, la remolacha, los cultivos herbáceos y la sanidad vegetal de la organización agraria COAG.

 

David Erice

Working group

David is a forest engineer, and is a member of various working groups in the Interprofessional Organization. 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.

 

Macarena Sánchez del Águila

Working group

Macarena Sánchez del Águila is a member of the Working Groups of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization. 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.

 

Juan Manuel Hidalgo

Working group

Miembro de los diferentes Grupos de Trabajo de la Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español, Juan Manuel Hidalgo Pérez es Ingeniero Agrónomo en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos de la Universidad de Córdoba. Es responsable de aceite de oliva y aceituna de mesa en Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de España. Tiene una amplísima experiencia en el área comercial y técnica de empresas como Monsol Electronic, Terravisión España, Ebro-Kubota o la Asociación “5 al día”.

 

José Ugarrio Sánchez-Brunete

José Ugarrio Sánchez-Brunete

Working group

José Ugarrio Sánchez-Brunete es Ingeniero Técnico Agrícola en la especialidad de explotaciones agropecuarias por la Universidad de Castilla La Mancha y Técnico Superior en Prevención de Riesgos Laborales. Es responsable técnico, de aceite de oliva, vino, frutos secos, frutas y hortalizas de la organización agraria ASAJA. También es miembro de Comité Técnico de la Organización Interprofesional del Vino de España (OIVE).

 

Ana Martínez de la Cruz

Working group

Miembro de los diferentes Grupos de Trabajo de la Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español, Ana Martínez de la Cruz es secretaria general de INFAOLIVA, Federación Española de Industriales Fabricantes de Aceite de Oliva, y gerente de la Asociación Provincial de Almazaras Industriales de Jaén, INFAOLIVA JAÉN. Licenciada en Ciencia y Tecnología de los Alimentos por la Universidad de Granada y Máster Universitario en Olivar y Aceite de Oliva de la Universidad de Jaén. Representante de INFAOLIVA en distintos organismos tanto a nivel provincial, regional como nacional.

 

Primitivo Fernández Andrés

Working group

Primitivo Fernandez is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization, 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 Lapuente

Working group

Rafael Pico is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization, 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 Organization in Spain.

 

Teresa Pérez, manager of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional

Teresa Pérez

Manager

Teresa Pérez Millán is an agricultural engineer with a Bachelor’s degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. She is a specialist in agri-business and executive management. She is also an expert in olive oil with more than eighteen years’ experience in Italy and Spain.

She has been the General Manager of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization since 2008. She works with governing bodies in the industry on strategy and management. More specifically, she focuses on the implementation of information and promotion programmes in more than 30 countries, as well as R&D&I projects.

Teresa Pérez Millán is the representative of the Organization on the Advisory Committee of the International Olive Council (IOC). She represents the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization for all activity development, especially with regard to marketing and programmes co-funded by the EU and Spain, and also on other projects such as the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) Pilot on Olive Oil.

Antonio Martínez

Technical team

Antonio Martinez has been director of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization 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

Technical team

Belén González has been a member of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization Administration Department since 2012. A technical specialist in Business Administration, she is responsible for supplier relations and the organisation’s accounts.

 

Carolina de Jove

Technical team

Carolina Jove is Social Media Manager for Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization. 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

Technical team

Henar Alonso has been a member of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization 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

Technical team

Raquel Diaz has been Director of Marketing for Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization 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

Technical team

Sandra Garcia has been a Marketing Manager for Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization 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.

 

Organization chart of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional

 

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