BeanScene Magazine

José Sette appointed new ICO Executive Director

From the May 2017 issue.

José Sette has taken office as the Executive Director of the International Coffee Organisation (ICO) at its new headquarters in London.

José replaces Roberio Silva, whose untimely death shocked and saddened the coffee world in December, 2016.

José graduated from Yale University in the United States with a degree in Administrative Sciences and holds an MBA with specialisation in Finance from the American University.

He has more than 30 years of experience in international trade in both the public and the private sectors during which he held the following positions: Executive Director of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) in Washington, United States; Executive Director and interim and Head of Operations of the International Coffee Organization (ICO) in London, United Kingdom; Secretary-General of the Brazilian Association of Coffee Exporters in Santos, Brazil; Head of Economic Research Department and coffee trader at InterContinental de Café S/A in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Head of International Treaties Division, Department of Studies in Coffee Economics at Instituto Brasileiro de Café (IBC) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Founded in 1963, the ICO is the main intergovernmental organisation for coffee, bringing together exporting and importing governments to tackle the challenges facing the world coffee sector through international cooperation.

Its member governments include 43 coffee producing countries and 34 coffee consuming countries.

For more information visit

Leave Your Comments

  • Follow us on Instagram
  • BeanScene Newsletter

    Sign up now to BeanScene magazine's newsletter and keep up to date with everything coffee.

© Copyright 2017 Prime Creative Media. All rights reserved.

Find us on Google+