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Brazilian José Dauster Sette appointed as ICO’s new Executive Director


LONDON, 17 March 2017 — The International Coffee Council met in London at the headquarters of the International Coffee Organization from 13 to 17 March 2017 for its 119th session and decided by consensus to appoint Mr José Dauster Sette (PICTURE) as Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization for a five-year term.

Mr Sette is currently the Executive Director of the International Cotton Advisory Committee.


He was ICO’s Head of Operations from November 2007 to October 2010 and from November 2011 to December 2012. From October 2010 to November 2011 he held the position of Executive Director ad interim.

Council Members congratulated the government of the other candidates who had presented their applications for the role and who were distinguished by the excellence of their qualifications and experience.

Finally, Members expressed their warm appreciation to all the Governments to enable a consensus decision to be taken.