International Sugar Organization

ISO Team


Jose Orive

Executive Director

The International Sugar Council at its session on Friday 29 November 2013 appointed José Orive (Guatemala) as the new Executive Director of the International Sugar Organization.

James Lowe

Head of Finance & Administration

James from Scotland joined the ISO in September 2011. He is responsible for all Finance and Administrative matters of the Organization

Sergey Guduoshinikov

Senior Economist

Sergey, born in Russia, graduated in international trade economics. Nearly 30 years of his professional carrier have been dedicated to the world sugar market. Sergey joined the ISO in 1988. He is responsible for economic and policy analysis of the world sugar market. He has published various articles on different aspects of the world sugar economy as well as has addressed many international conferences around the globe on different issues related to the world sugar market.

Lindsay Jolly

Senior Economist

Lindsay, born in Australia, graduated in agricultural economics. He is responsible for economic and policy analysis of  the world fuel ethanol, sweeteners and molasses markets. He has a wide experience in economic research into primary commodity markets, and has published articles on a wide range of issues related to the world sweeteners market and fuel ethanol from sugar crops, as well as having spoken at many sugar and ethanol related conferences around the globe.

Birgit Myrie

PA to Executive Director

Birgit Myrie joined the ISO in 1991, as PA to the Executive Director, a few years after graduating from Leeds University with a degree in history.  She has worked as PA to two Executive Directors during her time at the ISO, first to Alfredo Ricart until 1993 and then since 1994 for Dr. Peter Baron.  Her responsibilities include organising the day to day running of the Executive Director’s office, liaising with diplomatic missions, diary management, credentials, travel, event planning and other secretarial tasks.

Maureen Josiah

Publications Officer

Maureen from Ghana joined the ISO in September 2005. Maureen is reponsible for the Publications Division which includes marketing, publishing, sales plus developing and maintaining the ISO website. She is a Greenwich University Graduate in BEng Computer System & Software Engineering

Catherine Roussière

PA to Head of Finance & Administration

Catherine Roussière, a French national, started working for the ISO in June 1991 and after assuming various duties (Translation department, P.A. to the Chief Economics & Statistics Division,  Publications & Website officer) is now working as P.A. to the Head of  Finance & Administration

Ivete Martin

Statistical Assistant

Ivete from Cuba has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences from Havana University. Before joining the ISO in 2003, she led the team who developed the Statistical System of the Organization. Since she is with us, she is responsible for our Statistical Database Systems.

Sylvain Disset

Printing, Information Technology & Conferencing

Sylvain has worked for 14 years in the catering industry before joining the ISO in April 2009. His main duties include printing all official ISO publications, posting, as well as ensuring the maintenance of the IT hardware. French being his mother tongue, he has also some knowledge of Spanish. He's passionate about food and service.