The Citrus Management Committee (CMC), the body made up of Spain’s leading citrus exporters, has appointed Manuel Arrufat as its new president.
Arrufat replaces Vicente Bordils, who has been at the helm of the association for the past 14 years.
During the course of his career, Arrufat has held several positions in the citrus industry, most recently managing a large cooperative in Villareal, and has extensive experience in the international market.
The CMC praised Bordils’s long and distinguished career in the sector, during the course of which he had served “with dedication, effort and discretion”.
“Accessible, generous and a man of consensus, Bordils has defended for more than 50 years with elegance, efficiency and good results, the interests of the Spanish citrus export industry. “A tireless producer, in constant search of innovations, he has, along with other exporters been one of the leading figures of the great development of Spanish citrus exports,” the committee said.
Vicente Giner, José Luis Martinavarro, Marcos Gual and Antonio Peiró-Camaró have been appointed as vice presidents.