Name: Olivas Caceres, Ester
Location: Valencia, Spain
With almost 20 years of professional experience, Ester is a Lawyer specialized in all aspects related to Geographical Indications (GIs) from a technical, legal and political point of view. Bearing over 14 years of experience in strategic counseling, legal advising and representation of GI producers of agricultural products, wines, spirits and handicrafts, Ester has worked on the direction and management of key international organizations, as Secretary General of ORIGEN ESPAÑA -the Spanish Association of Designations of Origin- and as Secretary General of oriGIn - the first International Network of Geographical Indications-, where she represented and defended the interests of GI products from all over the world.
Senior Consultant to international organizations for the implementation of technical assistance and international cooperation projects, Ester provides legal and technical counseling on GIrelated matters throughout the world, supporting government authorities in the establishment and management of their GI legal framework as well as local stakeholders in the identification, establishment, management, recognition and protection of their GIs.