Friday 09 December 2022

ICO’s Executive Director Robério Oliveira Silva passes away at age 53

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The International Coffee Organization announces, with great sadness, the passing of the Executive Director, Mr Robério Oliveira Silva, on 30 December 2016 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He had led the ICO since 2011.

Silva joined the ICO after 25 years working in commodities. From 2009 to 2011 he had held the position of Director of the Coffee Department in the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply.

He also held the positions of Commodities Secretary in the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade; Executive Secretary of the Brazilian Chamber of Foreign Trade; Secretary‑General of the Association of Coffee Producing Countries; and Secretary‑General of the Brazilian Federation of Coffee Exporters.

Our thoughts and condolences are with his family at this sad time.

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