Who we are

Executive Board

Dr. Diane Dodd – Spain
Dr. Diane Dodd – Spain
Dr Diane Dodd is President of IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and...
Dr. Edith Szivas – Spain
Dr. Edith Szivas – Spain
Vice-President and Treasurer of IGCAT,  she is a tourism development specialist with 25 years of...
Dr. Marta Crispí i Canton – Spain
Dr. Marta Crispí i Canton – Spain
Marta Crispí is an IGCAT Executive Board member and is currently Director of the Masters in...
Jaume Gomila – Spain
Jaume Gomila – Spain
Chairman of Adult Education Schools of Menorca Jaume Gomila, is a philologist, teacher and...

Advisory Board

Caroline Couret – Spain
Caroline Couret – Spain
Expert in creative tourism, she co-founded and currently manages the Creative Tourism Network®...
Prof. Janez Bogataj – Slovenia
Prof. Janez Bogataj – Slovenia
Honorary Professor – University of Ljubljana Prof. Janez Bogataj worked as an Art Director...
Marina Simião – Brazil
Marina Simião – Brazil
Associate – Ícone Gestão, Treinamento e Consultoria Tourism bachelor, Marina Simião has...
Dr. Kris Rampersad – Trinidad and Tobago
Dr. Kris Rampersad – Trinidad and Tobago
Independent MultiMedia Sustainable Development Educator, Journalist, Researcher, Writer, Policy...
Ilona Sares – Finland
Ilona Sares – Finland
Business Relations – ProAgria North-Savo Ilona Sares is working in Finland, North Savo...
Dr. Lidia Varbanova – Bulgaria
Dr. Lidia Varbanova – Bulgaria
Senior consultant, lecturer and researcher  Dr. Lidia Varbanova has professional experience in...
Dr. Jutamas Wisansing – Thailand
Dr. Jutamas Wisansing – Thailand
Executive Consultant – Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration/Perfect...
Jacinta Dalton – Ireland
Jacinta Dalton – Ireland
IGCAT board member and a member of Faculty at The College of Tourism & Arts, Galway Mayo...
Larissa Uwase – Rwanda
Larissa Uwase – Rwanda
Chief Operations Officer – Carl Group Ltd Larissa Uwase completed an undergraduate course...
Blanca Cros i Moll – Spain
Blanca Cros i Moll – Spain
Blanca Cros i Moll is the Head of European Programmes & International Relations at the...

Staff

Fabrizia Toccoli – Spain
Fabrizia Toccoli – Spain
International Projects Manager – IGCAT Fabrizia Toccoli is International Projects Manager...
Raúl Torres – Colombia
Raúl Torres – Colombia
Social media manager and digital content creator – IGCAT Raúl Torres is social media...
Julia Benzinger – United States
Julia Benzinger – United States
Project Development Manager – IGCAT Julia brings over 20 years’ experience in culture to...

External Collaborators

Enric Gómez – Spain
Enric Gómez – Spain
Diseñador, maquetador, desarrollador web – Enric Gomez Web Design Studio Lorem ipsum dolor...

Jury for Hauts-de-France, European Region of Gastronomy candidate 2023

Dr. Diane Dodd – Spain
Dr. Diane Dodd – Spain
Dr Diane Dodd is President of IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and...
Jaume Gomila – Spain
Jaume Gomila – Spain
Chairman of Adult Education Schools of Menorca Jaume Gomila, is a philologist, teacher and...
Jesper Borg Christensen – Denmark
Jesper Borg Christensen – Denmark
Special Advisor – Business Region Aarhus Jesper is a founding member of the European...

Jury of the Food Film Menu 2020

Dr. Daniela Angelina Jelincic – Croatia
Dr. Daniela Angelina Jelincic – Croatia
Research adviser at the Culture and Communications Department of the Institute for Development...
Marina Simião – Brazil
Marina Simião – Brazil
Associate – Ícone Gestão, Treinamento e Consultoria Tourism bachelor, Marina Simião has...
Robert Palmer – United Kingdom
Robert Palmer – United Kingdom
Expert consultant (former Director of Culture, Cultural and Natural Heritage, Council of Europe...
Dr. Lidia Varbanova – Bulgaria
Dr. Lidia Varbanova – Bulgaria
Senior consultant, lecturer and researcher  Dr. Lidia Varbanova has professional experience in...
Dr. Alessio Cavicchi – Italy
Dr. Alessio Cavicchi – Italy
Professor at the Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism at University of...
Dorian Lungu – Romania
Dorian Lungu – Romania
Trainer, entrepreneur, TV host and consultant Passionate about innovation, mixed cultures and...
Mai Damgaard Rasmussen – Denmark
Mai Damgaard Rasmussen – Denmark
Founder and Director – FoodFilmFestival Mai Damgaard Rasmussen is the founder and director...

Jury of the European Food GIft Challenge 2020

Jacinta Dalton – Ireland
Jacinta Dalton – Ireland
IGCAT board member and a member of Faculty at The College of Tourism & Arts, Galway Mayo...
Jesper Borg Christensen – Denmark
Jesper Borg Christensen – Denmark
Special Advisor – Business Region Aarhus Jesper is a founding member of the European...
Joana Santos – Portugal
Joana Santos – Portugal
Associate Professor – Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (IPVC) Joana Santos is an...
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