The Mango Ecuador Foundation located in Guayaquil – Ecuador, which gathers around 97% of the country´s growers, packers & shippers, recently elected their new Boards of Directors for the 2020 – 2022 period.
Mr. Bernardo Malo, CEO and managing member of tropical produce shipping company Refin S.A. was unanimously elected as Chairman of the new Board, together with Mr. Oscar Orrantia, CEO of Durexporta S.A., as Vice-Chairman.
According to Mr. Bernardo Malo one of the main goals of the new Board is to work closely with all the industry in order to achieve better results for its members, especially during this challenging moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mango business, just as any other, has its ups and downs, however the key factor is to be persistent and to have the right strategies in place in order to be able to compete successfully with the each time more demanding markets in terms of quality, marketing, food safety, and so on.
Mr. Johnny Jara who is the Executive Director of the Mango Foundation will continue to interact with its members and strategic partners. One of his main responsibilities is to coordinate the export pre-clearance programs with domestic and foreign public phytosanitary agencies.