Alexandre Beltrão, considered one of the International Coffee Organization’s (ICO) most influential and innovative executive directors, passed away in April.
Beltrão served from 1968 through 1994. He contributed to launching the Coffee Development Group in the USA during the 1980s, and advised the Specialty Coffee Association. He was c.e.o. of the Paraná Institute of Technology (Tecpar) from 1995-1998, modernizing the institute and transforming it into an important center for science and technology.