Spain: Institut del Cava gets new president

10 August, 2009

The Institut del Cava has appointed a new president. Joan Amat will take up the post for the next three years.  Amat succeeds Magí Raventós, who held the position for five years.

The Board of Directors has also approved the election of María Del Mar Raventós as 2nd Vice President.
Joan Amat joins the Institut from his previous role as CEO and general manager of the Raventós i Blanc winery, and previously held various positions with the Codorniu Group.
The new President said: “At the Institut del Cava we want this new phase to be marked by two clear objectives: the continuing promotion of Cava as a quality sparkling wine with Denomination of Origin and secondly, to promote Cava’s great versatility with gastronomy, focusing both on Spain and foreign markets.”
The Institut del Cava is made up of Cava producing companies.  Its main objective is to promote the culture of Cava, collaborating in the development of the industry and to promote its image.  


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