After 8 successful years as Secretary General of CEEV - Comité Européen des Entreprises Vin, José Ramón Fernández has taken his next professional step to be Director of European Affairs in Pernod Ricard.
Dr. Ignacio Sanchez Recarte will take over as the new CEEV Secretary General as from 1st June 2015.
José Ramón’s time is widely recognized as a very successful period, leading the organisation to new heights. Bringing people together, facilitating constructive dialogue and finding solutions in complex issues to drive results where most needed, are just a few of the competencies which mark his leadership.
José Ramón’s contribution to the Wine in Moderation – Art de Vivre (WIM) Programme, is certainly one of the main highlights of this period.
With the strong commitment of the CEEV Members and Board, José Ramón led the Secretariat in the design, and launch of the WIM programme during the first 4 years. A programme that united for the very first time all the key wine players in the European Wine Sector and reinforced the fight against alcohol related harm with a common message of moderation and responsibility.
“It is a great privilege to work with José Ramón”, commented Stelios Filopoulos Director of Wine in Moderation Association “WIM was inspired and developed by the efforts of many great people of the European Wine Sector, but José Ramón is certainly one of the key persons of the WIM success”
“CEEV is one of the main members of the WIM association and all of us in the WIM family would like to thank and to wish José Ramón all the best in his new position, as well to warmly welcome Ignacio as the new CEEV General Secretary”.