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Andrés Rosberg, Argentina, is the new president of A.S.I.

After nine years of Japanese presidency – Kazuyoshi Kogai and Shinya Tasaki – the Argentinian Andrés Rosberg, was just elected president of the International Association of Sommeliers. Serge Dubs, the French candidate, got a score of 24 votes against 29 for Andrés in a very smart and associative style election.

The A.S.I., a non-profit association founded in France in 1969 had been presided until 2007 only by European sommeliers. Now, following the evolution of sommellerie around the world, Asia and the Americas are starring…

« A.S.I. is a strong, well recognized worldwide association, Andrés said. It has a great history and a present full of great opportunities . The time has come for us to honor the past, make the best of our possibilities and build the future that A.S.I. deserves… Thanks to a team that
combines experience and enthusiasm, guaranties sustainable management, healthy finances and the energy to build a stronger A.S.I. »

The same General Assembly, held on June 16th in Bordeaux, also elected the continental vice-presidents and the other members of the Board :

Ricardo Grellet – Chile – for the Americas
Saiko Tamura Soga – Japan – for Asia & Oceania
William Wouters – Belgium – for Europe

Michèle Aström Chantôme – Morocco - secretary general
Michelle Mc Carthy – Canada – deputy secretary general
Philippe Faure-Brac – France - treasurer,
Samuil Angelov – Finlande – deputy treasurer

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