The Executive Secretariat of the International Olive Council (IOC) welcomes Juan Antonio Polo Palomino as the new Head of the Olive Oil Technology and Environment Department, working as part of the team under the Head of the Olive Growing, Olive Oil Technology and Environment Unit, Lhassane Sikaoui, together with the Head of the Technical Cooperation and Training Department, Catarina Bairrão Balula. This Unit is coordinated by the IOC Deputy Executive Director, Jaime Lillo, and the Executive Director, Abdellatif Ghedira.
J.A. Polo Palomino has a long career in the olive sector, particularly focused on sustainability, carbon balance, etc., and will be contributing to the essential work carried out by the Unit in projects related to the identification, conservation and use of olive genetic resources; the study of the behaviour of the olive tree in the face of climate change; ways of reusing the by-products of the olive industry; assessment of the carbon balance, the removal of CO2, and carbon credit markets, etc.
His colleagues in the Executive Secretariat give Juan Antonio a very warm welcome and wish him all the best in his new position.