EVO IOOC 2019
Kostas Liris, is an agronomist, olive oil expert. With his head office in Kalamata and by cooperating with international organizations, he has gained a lot of experience on issues regarding the quality and production of extra virgin olive oil. Since 2014 he has been one of the judges in the top olive oil tasting competition. From 2017 he teaches olive oil sensory analysis, production and safety in NY, London and in California. He is the founder of the IRIS-Agricultural Union of Messinia, a company providing consulting services relevant to the agricultural and agri-food industry. At the same time, he works for companies as an independent contractor on international olive oil trading, and sales management and he has collaborate, with important companies of the Olive Oil sector, such as SALOV SPA (FILIPPO BERIO). In the past he was Support Manager and Trade & Quality Manager, at the Agricultural Union of Cooperatives of Messinia. One significant time in his career came, when he received a thank-you letter from the former Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou, for his contribution to the development and promotion of quality Greek products worldwide. He is a columnist for many magazines in his field.