The International Coffee Organization (ICO) has confirmed that its Executive Director, Robério Oliveira Silva, has passed away at the age of 53.
The ICO said the Executive Director died on 30 December 2016 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He took up his post as the Executive Director of the ICO on 1 November 2011. His contract as Executive Director was recently reconfirmed for another 30 months.
Mr Silva’s dedication to the coffee community was exceptional and he will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family at this sad time.