Consultant María Becerra of Interaceituna, the Inter-professional Association for Olives from Spain - Biography

Sevilla, Andalusia

October 2014

María Becerra is the U.S. based marketing representative for Interaceituna, the Inter-professional Association for Olives from Spain covering all the growers, producers, and packers. The association, based in Seville, works to promote Spanish olives in Spain and around the world, in Russia, France, the United Kingdom, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and India, among other countries. Becerra works to showcase the native olive varieties of Spain and their many diverse culinary possibilities. She was the spokesperson for the Olive It! campaign and competition that challenged chefs to devise new and enticing ways to cook with olives.

Before taking on her current position in the United States, Becerra was an account executive at Ruiz Nicoli Lineas and Zamorano Asociados and worked in the international department at the Federarión Empresarial Andaluza de Sociedades Laborales. She is a graduate of the Universidad de Sevilla.