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Fernando Ortega

(Murcia February 19, 1969 / SPAIN)
Degree in Law / University of Navarra'92, Master in Business Tax Advisory (CEF´93) and Master in
Administrative Traffic Law / University of Murcia'01.
I´m a Lawyer by trade (‘93), since 2004 I have been involved as an entrepreneur in corporate projects
in Spain and internationally. Founder of (2004), Ittakus Comunicación (2005),
Noticiascadadía (2006).
In 2009, I founded ILOVEACEITE Spain, currently with two international subsidiaries: Kochamoliwe in
Poland (2011) and ILOVEACEITE US, in the USA (2016), Spanish olive oil, wine and food importer and
distributor company, based in San Antonio. In 2017 I launched 'Texas Test', a food acceleration export
program. In 2018 I founded La Plaza, the first Spain's Street Cuisine foodtruck in Texas.
Through these years of professional experience, I have been able to combine the knowledge and skills
I have obtained in each of the fields I have worked in: Legal, Communications & PR, international
business, food, wine, online strategies, and sales among others.
Since I arrived to San Antonio in January of 2016, I have develop, directed and managed a few food
projects to improve the Mediterranean Diet knowlegement: #secretdinners, Spanish Brunch, Spanish
Paella Party, Spanish Night, Wine and chips, among other lectures and tasting sessions.
I´m certificated PCQI by FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food, Olive Oil Tasting Expert by
Escuela Europea de Cata (EEC) and Carving Spanish Ham expert.
Currently I´m member of Chef Cooperatives (San Antonio)
My passions include photography and design, I design T-Shirts with my own brand “Vagamundos”, and
love for travel, writing, cooking, riding my Harley and I´m a long distance runner.

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