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14 January 2019 — OIV life

OIV: New year, new Director

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Pau Roca, elected during the 16th OIV General Assembly held in Punta del Este (Uruguay) on 23 November 2018, has assumed his role as Director General of the OIV for a five-year term.

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Pau Roca has been a Spanish delegate to the OIV since 1992 and was President of the “Law and Consumer Information” (DROCON) Expert Group between 2010 and 2016, as well as Vice-President of the “Sustainable Development and Climate Change” Expert Group between 2016 and 2018.

A Francophone and Anglophone polyglot, Pau Roca has specific, in-depth knowledge of the global vitivinicultural sector and expertise acquired at the head of the Spanish Wine Federation (FEV), which he managed for over 20 years. 

The new Director General has had a diversified professional career, having gained experience in the olive oil sector and started out in scientific research in oceanography. 

See Pau Roca’s full CV.

With the President of the Organisation, Regina Vanderlinde, the new OIV Director General already has a meeting scheduled with the Organising Committee of the 42nd World Congress of Vine and Wine, in addition to a visit to the site for the Congress in Switzerland. This week will also be an opportunity to present the OIV’s commitments for 2019 to representatives from the Diplomatic Corps, administrations and professionals in the vitivinicultural sector. 

Pau Roca, elected during the 16th OIV General Assembly held in Punta del Este (Uruguay) on 23 November 2018, has assumed his role as Director General of the OIV for a five-year term