Mr. José J. Aranda
(ITGA Vice President)
International Tobacco Growers' Association
José Javier Aranda belongs to a family of farmers with roots and tradition in the Lerma Valley. His ancestors were among the first Virginia tobacco producers in the Province of Salta. He currently serves as 1st member of the Cámara del Tabaco de Salta, founding organization of the ITGA (International Tobacco Growers' Association) and secretary of the Cooperativa de Productores Tabacaleros de Salta Ltda. which today is the main collector of the Republic Argentina.
His experience as a leader is based on sixteen years of action in the representative entities of the Salta producers. He is married to Cecilia Abeleira with whom he has four children: José Víctor, 19 years old; Sun, 17; Malena 15 and Lucas, 12.
Av. 1º de Maio, 99, 1D, Apartado 5
6000-086 Castelo Branco, Portugal
ITGA is the only worldwide Tobacco Growers’ association leading growers around the globe since 1984 in the search for a better sustainable future.
ITGA was created 20 years ago by the main tobacco growing countries at the time and since then sustainability of our farmers and their communitties have been key in the core objectives of our association.