Ricardo Oteros

CEO, Supracafe

Ricardo Oteros as well as his work with SUPRACAFE, is President of ASEACAM (the Industries Association for Food Producers of Madrid) and also President of CAFEMUNDI Foundation as well as the Advisory Council of the Sustainable Coffee Challenge. As SUPRACAFE CEO, Ricardo Oteros has made a firm commitment to driving forward innovation and sustainability in coffee producer communities as a future strategy for the next generation of coffee cultivators. For the past 20 years he has been working to develop social projects related to coffee growers communities in the Colombian Department of Cauca, notably supporting a group of female coffee workers who have been victims of armed conflict. Along with SUPRACAFE, the Governing authority for Cauca and the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia, he has also been an active participant in the establishment and construction of TECNICAFE, the first technological park in the world dedicated to being a platform of innovation for coffee, aiming to develop coffee producing ecosystems in an open and collaborative way.