We are pleased to announce that Ricardo Serra Arias has joined the Employers' Group. Mr Serra Arias is the president of the Spanish farmers association ASAJA-Sevilla and ASAJA-Andalucía. He is also a vice-president of COPA-COGECA EU and a vice-president of ASAJA Nacional, with responsibility for international relations.
He runs a family farm which produces citrus fruit, potatoes and maize. Since 2006, he has also been a member of the European Technology Platform 'Plants for the Future'. Before joining the Employers' Group, Mr Serra Arias was a member of Group III. He was nominated as an EESC member in the last renewal, in September 2015.