Governance & Office Holders
INTERNATIONAL COFFEE COUNCIL
The Council is the highest authority of the Organization and is composed of representatives of each Member Government. It meets in March and September to discuss coffee matters, approve strategic documents and consider the recommendations of advisory bodies and committees.
Council sessions enable delegates to have high-level contacts with major players in the global coffee industry. Representatives come from Governments, Ministries, Coffee Boards and Embassies, supported by alternates from industry and advisers.
Decisions are usually reached on the basis of consensus. This is important so that the measures which can have a major impact on coffee, such as quality and projects, achieve as much support as possible.
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE
The Finance and Administration Committee submits recommendations to the Council on financial and administrative matters including the approval of the Administrative Budget and the Annual Accounts of the Organization.
The Statistics Committee makes recommendations to the Council on statistical matters including statistical information on world production, prices, exports, imports and re-exports, distribution and consumption of coffee; indicator prices; stocks and compliance in providing statistical information.
PROMOTION AND MARKET DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
The Promotion and Market Development Committee makes recommendations to the Council on the promotion of coffee consumption and market development matters including market development plans and promotion of consumption, coffee and health, analysis of new proposals and arrangements for financing activities.
The Projects Committee makes recommendations to the Council on all matters related to the submission, appraisal, approval and funding of projects, as well as their implementation and evaluation.
CONSULTATIVE FORUM ON COFFEE SECTOR FINANCE
The Consultative Forum facilitates consultations on topics related to finance and risk management in the coffee sector, with an emphasis on the needs of small- and medium-scale producers and local communities in coffee producing areas.
PRIVATE SECTOR CONSULTATIVE BOARD (PSCB)
The PSCB is composed of 16 leading industry representatives from exporting and importing Members. It considers matters including increasing the value and volume of worldwide coffee consumption; positive communication on coffee, development of a sustainable coffee sector; food safety, quality and coffee supply chain issues.
WORLD COFFEE CONFERENCE
The World Coffee Conference meets every four to five years, with the aim of contributing to furthering the objectives of the Agreement. The Council decides on the title, subject and timing of the Conference, in consultation with the Private Sector Consultative Board. 5th World Coffee Conference, Bangalore India (10-16 July 2023).
Office Holders 2021/22
INTERNATIONAL COFFEE COUNCIL 2022/23
International Coffee Council
Chair: Massimiliano Fabian (EU-Italy)
Vice-Chair: Enselme Gouthon (Togo)
Finance and Administration Committee
Chair: Vera Espíndola (Mexico)
Vice-Chair: Zoltan Agai (EU- European Commission)
Exporting Members: Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Mexico
Importing Members: European Union, Japan, Norway, Russian Federation, Switzerland
Chair: Mr James Kiiru (Kenya)
Exporting Members: Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, 7th and 8th Member vacant
Importing Members: European Union, Russian Federation, Switzerland.
Promotion and Market Development Committee
Vice-Chair: HE Mr Aly Touré (Côte d’Ivoire)
Exporting Members: Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Mexico
Importing Members: European Union, Japan, Russian Federation
Chair: Dr K. G. Jagadeesha (India)
Exporting Members: Brazil, Colombia, India, Mexico, Nicaragua, Philippines, Togo, 8th Member vacant
Importing Members: European Union, Japan, Switzerland.
Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance
Chair: HE Mrs Guisell Morales Echaverry (Nicaragua)
Core Group on the Consultative Forum
Exporting Members: Brazil, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, India, Nicaragua, 6th Member vacant
Importing Members: European Union, Japan, Russian Federation, Switzerland
Ex-officio Member: Executive Director.
Assisted by: Chair of PSCB, and four advisors: TBD
Private Sector Consultative Board (PSCB)
Chair: Anil Bhandari (India Coffee Trust)
Vice-Chair: William Murray (NCA)
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