- François-Xavier Branthôme
In compliance with the constitution it adopted almost forty years ago, the AMITOM – Mediterranean International Association of the Processing Tomato – recently renewed the officers of its board of administrators, after a three-year term under the leadership since 2016 of President Manuel Vazquez (CONESA, Spain) and his vice-President, Mr. Dimitris Nomikos (NOMIKOS, Greece).
The Annual General Assembly, held in Rome on 14 January 2019, elected Ms. Sónia Neves da Silva (TOUL, CAMPIL, Portugal) as President of the Association. Ms. Neves is the first woman to hold this office since the inception of the association. She will be assisted in her responsibilities by Mr. Samir Majoul (CONSERVES MAJOUL, Tunisia), current President of the Tunisian Union of Industry and Trade (Utica).
We extend our congratulations and all our best wishes to these board members as they start a term of office that is due to extend until early 2022.
Sónia Neves da Silva was born in 1975 in Azambuja. She graduated from the Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa in 1998 and holds a post training in Executive Management in 2004 and “Advanced Management Program”, Business Management from Kellog Executive Education and Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics in 2017.
She started her career in Law, in Lisbon, in Civil and Commercial Law from 1998 to 1999.
At the same time, in 1998 she started in the Tomato Industry, at TOUL- Sociedade Portuguesa de Desidratação, Lda. From 1998 to 2000 she assumes the position of Coordinator of the Quality Assurance Area and the role of Management Assistant.
In 2001 with the acquisition of CAMPIL – Agro Industrial do Campo do Tejo, Lda she started in the tomato paste sector where she assumes the position of Managing Director of the company with the challenge of growing this small company along with the already well established TOUL.
Since 1997 she has been in the Tomato Industry being this a Family owned company of more than 50 years old in a first phase integrated in the production, quality and then sustainability areas coming to the present role where she combines the Managing Director & Commercial responsabilities with an exceptional group of People that have followed her goals and dedication to this business.
Her hobbies are reading, bootcamp/fitness and enjoying life with Family and Friends.
Source : AMITOM