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Europatat welcomes new Secretary General

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The Board of Europatat, the European Potato Trade Association, is pleased to announce the appointment of Berta Redondo Benito as the new Secretary General of the association, with effect as of today, 1 st of September 2020. She will succeed Raquel Izquierdo de Santiago who has successfully led the association for the last 6 years. The Board and the whole membership of Europatat warmly thank Raquel for her excellent work during these years.

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The new Secretary General, Berta Redondo Benito holds a Journalism Degree from the University of
Valladolid in Spain, where she is originally from, and she has a strong work experience in agricultural
communication and European affairs. Berta brings to the position her experience after more than two years and a half at Europatat, where she knows all the members and is completely immersed in the culture of the association. From today, she will represent and defend the interest of the sector at the European level and other international settings and will remain responsible for all internal and external communications, as well as policy dossiers such as agriculture, sustainability and research and innovation.

Commenting on her appointment, Berta has said: “It is a great honour for me to be given this opportunity to represent such an important sector in Europe at such an exciting time. I am keen to embark in this new responsibility and continue the proactive work of the Europatat Secretariat of the past years, always with the support of the members and stakeholders across the whole potato sector.”

Gilles Fontaine, Europatat’s President, has stated: “We are delighted to appoint Berta as the new Secretary General of Europatat. Since she joined the association in 2018, Berta has constantly proven her value. We are sure that she will become an essential asset for the development of Europatat and the potato sector in the broadest sense. We wish her a great success in this new role, and we confirm that we will be at her side to take up this new challenge.”

Contact details of Berta Redondo Benito and the Europatat secretariat remain unchanged:
Rue de Trèves 49-51, bte 8
1040 Brussels – Belgium
Tel: +32 (0)2 777.15.85
Fax: +32 (0)2 777.15.86
Emails: berta.redondo@europatat.eu / secretariat@europatat.eu

Note to the Editors: Europatat is the European Potato Trade Association, representing the interests of national associations and individual companies involved in the trade of seed and ware potatoes throughout Europe. Europatat currently has 63 members, including a wide range of traders (such as breeders, distributors, storers, packers, importers and exporters) delivering seed potatoes to farmers, raw material to the food industry, and packed potatoes to the retailers and food service sector. For more
information, contact the association at secretariat@europatat.eu or visit the association website www.europatat.eu.

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