OIV - 22/06/2012 - As from 23 June 2012, Ms. Claudia Inés Quini (Argentina) will replace Mr. Yves Bénard (France) at the head of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), the intergovernmental reference organization in the vitivinicultural domain.
Ms. Quini has been elected President of the OIV for a three-year term. The election took place during the 10th General Assembly of the Organisation, which was held in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir the 22 June 2012, immediately following the XXXV World Congress of Vine and Wine.
Born in the Argentinean region of Mendoza, Claudia Inés Quini holds a university degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, and has specialized further in management and research in the vitivinicultural domain. She is also the Deputy Head of Research at the National Institute for Vitiviniculture of Argentina (INV).
More on: http://www.oiv.int/oiv/info/enquini