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27 November 2020

Benet Fité appointed new EBC President

European Brewery Convention | On the 17th of November, the Board of The Brewers of Europe appointed Benet Fité as President of the European Brewery Convention (EBC), Brussels, Belgium. Mr. Fité succeeds Mr. Tiago Brandão, who has served as EBC President from 2015 to 2020.

Benet Fité completed his studies in Chemical Engineering at IQS (Barcelona). Afterwards, he enrolled for a Brewing and Malting Master's Degree at the Universidad Politécnica (Madrid). An MBA followed at EADA (Barcelona) and ADECA at San Telmo BS in Sevilla. In terms of experience, he has been involved in the beer industry for the last 23 years at Mahou San Miguel, occupying different technical and managerial positions.

Benet Fité

Currently, he is a member of the Mahou San Miguel Executive Committee with two main roles: as QA, R&D and EP Managing Director; and as New Business Development Managing Director. He has been active in the brewing sector associations as member of the Cerveceros de España Technical Team. Closer to The Brewers of Europe, he is a long-standing member of both the EBC Brewing Science Group and the EBC Executive Team (since 2010). Prior to his nomination, he acted as EBC Vice-President during the presidency of Tiago Brandão.

Taking over the EBC Presidency, Benet Fité stated: “I’m very proud and honoured to have been appointed President of the EBC taking over from Tiago Brandão, whose mandate has been characterised by four years of continuous improvements in the EBC ways of working and services to users. Tiago’s contribution to the EBC and the brewing sector, including over the recent months in the midst of the pandemic, have been tremendous. I’m looking forward to continuing to drive forward the EBC agenda, providing excellence in brewing research and technology”.