The Executive Director of the ICO meets high-level representatives

12 May 2017

Mr José Sette, Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization, took office on 1 May 2017. Since then, he has been paying courtesy visits to the following high-level representatives to discuss the challenges facing the coffee sector globally and specifically with reference to their countries. In these contacts, he has been taking the opportunity to discuss their suggestions for the work programme and strategic planning of the Organization.




• Ambassador of Ecuador, H.E. Mr Carlos Abad Ortiz


• Ambassador of Honduras, H.E. Mr Iván Romero-Martínez


• Ambassador of Colombia, H.E. Mr Néstor Osorio


• Ambassador of Bolivia, H.E. Mr Roberto Calzadilla Sarmiento


• Ambassador of Indonesia, H.E. Dr Rizal Sukma


• Ambassador of Mexico, H.E. Mr Julián Ventura


• Ambassador of Ethiopia, H.E. Mr Hailemichael Afework Aberra


• Ambassador of Vietnam, H.E. Mr Nguyen Van Thao


• Ambassador of Switzerland, H.E. Mr Dominik Furgler


• Permanent Representative to the ICO, Switzerland, Mr Conradin Rasi


• Ambassador of Guatemala, H.E. Mr Acisclo Valladares Molina


• Ambassador of the Russian Federation, H.E. Mr Alexander Yakovenko


• Permanent Representative to the ICO, Côte d’Ivoire, Mr Aly Touré


• First Counsellor (Economic/Agricultural Affairs), Italy, Mr Dante Brandi


• Overseas Representative, Papua New Guinea, Mr Michael Wheeler


• Permanent Representative to the ICO, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mr Corneille Tabalo


• Ambassador of El Salvador, H.E. Mrs Elisabeth Hayek-Weinmann


• Ambassador of Panama, H.E. Mr Daniel Fábrega


• Ambassador of Japan, H.E. Mr Koji Tsuruoka


• High Commissioner of Kenya, H.E. Mr Lazarus Amayo


• Ambassador of Burundi, H.E. Mr Ernest Ndabashinze


• Ambassador of Brazil, H.E. Mr Eduardo Santos


• Ambassador of Tunisia, H.E. Mr Nabil Ammar


• Ambassador of Peru, H.E. Mr Claudio De la Puente


• High Commissioner of Tanzania, H.E. Dr Asha-Rose Migiro


In addition to that, whilst attending the launch of the Global Adaptation Plan in Geneva, he visited the Director General of the World Trade Organization, Mr Roberto Azevêdo, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Dr Mukhisa Kituyi, to discuss possible opportunities for collaboration.

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