ICO Secretariat


The Secretariat is structured into 3 functional areas: 

The Office of the Executive Director

The Operations Division

The Administration Division


The Office of the Executive Director 

The Executive Director is the Chief Administrative officer of the Organization, responsible for the leadership and the strategic management of the International Coffee Organization and for performing any duties devolving upon her or him in the administration of the International Coffee Agreement. The ED responds to the International Coffee Council (ICC), the supreme decision-making body of the ICO. The ED is directly supported by the Head of Operations and the Head of Finance and by all ICO staff. 

Operations Division 

The ICO is a knowledge-based organization and the Operations Division is responsible for the day-to-day operations, the execution of the ICO annual programme of activities and for servicing the International Coffee Council and related technical Committees. It encompasses four main functions: i) statistics including data collection, management, analysis and reporting; ii) economic research and analysis including the publishing of the ICO Coffee Development Report (CDR) and development, fundraising and monitoring of technical cooperation projects as well as promotion of consumption; iii) Secretariat, External Relations and Communication covering the relations with ICO Member states, public and private coffee stakeholders, the organization of ICO annual conferences and meetings and external communication to promote the ICO and its activities with Members, coffee stakeholders, development partners and the media; and iv) Sustainability and partnerships including the operation of the Coffee Public-Private Task Force (CPPTF) and its Technical Workstreams.

Administration Division 

The Administration Division is responsible for the Organization’s overall financial and administrative management matters, including drafting and implementing the Administrative Budget, financial control and auditing, human resources, office and logistics matters, as well as of the management, editing, translation and dissemination of ICO documents. It is also responsible for servicing the Finance and Administration Committee. 


Executive Director 

Vanusia Nogueira 

Executive Secretary
Office Assistant
Martina Grassi

Head of Operations 

Gerardo Patacconi 

Chief Economist 
Denis Seudieu 
Junior Economist
Ariana Ocampo Cruz
Statistical Coordinator 
Dock No 
Associate Statistician
Alexander Rocos
Secretariat & External Relations Officer
Veronica Ottelli
Junior Communications Officer
Angélica Salazar
Public-Private Partnership Officer
Miguel Zamora 

Head of Finance & Administration 

Tomoko Hayashi 

Translation & Documents Coordinator 
Nina Clarke 
Administrative Officer 
Kristine Brennan 
Dean Ismael

The Secretariat is also supported by short-term external consultants or service providers when necessity arises to complement ICO staff expertise and workload.

222 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7612 0600
Fax: +44 (0)20 7612 0630
Email: info@ico.org

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