`Riccardo Cassetta Elected as Assitol President - Olive Oil Times

Riccardo Cassetta Elected as Assitol President

Jun. 27, 2022
Paolo DeAndreis

Recent News

Riccardo Cassetta, the owner of Olio Levante, was selected by the Italian Association of the Edible Oil Industry (Assitol) board to be its new pres­i­dent.

The asso­ci­a­tion is part of the Federalimentare and Confindustria busi­ness orga­ni­za­tions and has been led for the last five years by Marcello del Ferraro, owner of Ital Green Oil.

The goal is to rec­on­cile the needs of indus­try, agri­cul­ture and pol­i­tics, to be more com­pet­i­tive and cohe­sive, like our com­peti­tors.- Riccardo Cassetta, pres­i­dent, Assitol olive oil group

Cassetta’s own com­pany is located in Andria, at the heart of Puglia, the most promi­nent Italian olive oil-pro­duc­ing region.

I am hon­ored and happy for this appoint­ment, which coin­cides with the 50th anniver­sary of the found­ing of Assitol,” he said. At the same time, I am aware of the great work lay­ing ahead. The asso­ci­a­tion is called to act in many areas and com­mit to push­ing for change.”

See Also:Production Costs Set for Steep Rise in Italy

Just think, for instance, at the heap of reg­u­la­tions which, often obso­lete, weigh down the indus­trial activ­ity,” Cassetta added. To revi­tal­ize our agri-food sec­tor, in addi­tion to sim­pli­fy­ing rules and reg­u­la­tions, we must focus on increas­ing coop­er­a­tion with the insti­tu­tions, the pub­lic admin­is­tra­tion and, at the same time, with the agri­cul­tural sec­tor.”

briefs-riccardo-cassetta-elected-as-assitol-president-olive-oil-times

Riccardo Cassetta

The goal is to rec­on­cile the needs of indus­try, agri­cul­ture and pol­i­tics, to be more com­pet­i­tive and cohe­sive, like our com­peti­tors,” he added. The con­se­quences of the con­flict in Ukraine, infla­tion and drought-related price increases are faced by work­ing together with the indus­try and stake­hold­ers involved, no one excluded.”

Assitol was formed in 1972 with the merger of three pre­vi­ous asso­ci­a­tions ded­i­cated to olive oil, seeds oil and mar­garine and related prod­ucts. Today, the asso­ci­a­tion mem­bers’ global turnover exceeds €5 bil­lion.

Advertisement

The Assitol board also chose as its vice-pres­i­dents: Pietro Marseglia, the vice-pres­i­dent of the Marseglia Group; Ivano Mocetti, the chair­man of the Costa d’Oro board; Fabio Maccari, the chief exec­u­tive of Salov; and Enrico Zavaglia, the trad­ing man­ager at Cereal Docks.

Mario Rocchi, the owner of Oleificio Rocchi; Gianmaria Martini, the chief exec­u­tive of Unigrà; Dora De Santis, the qual­ity man­ager at Agridè; Roberto Sassoni, the gen­eral direc­tor in Carapelli Firenze; and Savero Panico, the com­mer­cial direc­tor in Bunge, have all been cho­sen as new mem­bers of the Assitol board.

In a press release, the asso­ci­a­tion also con­firmed that Leonardo Colavita, the chief exec­u­tive of Colavita Holding and long-time olive oil entre­pre­neur, has been appointed as hon­orary pres­i­dent of Assitol for his long-stand­ing com­mit­ment to the asso­ci­a­tion and the olive oil sec­tor.”

The elec­tion results come a month after Anna Cane was re-elected as pres­i­dent of Assitol’s olive oil group.

The group’s mem­bers rep­re­sent 90 per­cent of refined olive oil, 45 per­cent of bot­tled olive oil and 70 per­cent of exported olive oil.



Olive Oil Times Video Series
Advertisement

Related Articles

Feedback / Suggestions