The International Coffee Organization is appointing Brazilian José Dauster Sette to a five-year term as executive director. The decision was made by consensus of the International Coffee Council during its recent meeting in London, from March 13-17.
Among his decades of work in international trade and senior management at commodities bodies and trade organizations, Sette already has several years of experience helping in various capacities to lead the London-based ICO, which currently has 78 member countries, representing both producing countries and consuming countries.
He served as ICO head of operations between Nov. 2007 and Dec. 2012, while also serving as interim executive director from Nov. 2010 to Oct. 2011. Sette was most recently the Executive Director of the International Cotton Advisory Committee.
Now returning to the ICO, Sette replaces fellow Brazilian Robério Oliveira Silva, who passed away unexpectedly last Dec. 30.