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RGC Coffee Appoints Nathalie Gabbay as its new President

MONTREAL--()--RGC Coffee Inc. (RGC), a worldwide supplier of coffee, is proud to announce the appointment of Nathalie Gabbay as its President effective January 1, 2021. Ms. Gabbay has served in various senior management positions at RGC and will succeed Ron Gabbay, who is assuming the new role of Executive Chairman after leading RGC for more than 50 years. In her new role, Ms. Gabbay will guide corporate strategy and manage international operations, including RGC’s two subsidiaries, RGC Americas (Bogota) and RGC Coffee USA (Los Angeles), and retains her roles in sales and business development. Ms. Gabbay brings over 20 years of experience including 17 years in the coffee industry. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Coffee Association and previously served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Specialty Coffee Association of America.

RGC Coffee appoints Nathalie Gabbay as its new President, succeeding Ron Gabbay, who is assuming the new role of Executive Chairman

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“Over the past 17 years, Nathalie has demonstrated leadership and operational acumen across the organization,” says Ron Gabbay, RGC’s current President and Founder. “I have the utmost confidence in Nathalie’s strategic vision. Having her at the helm of RGC will bring a spirit of energy and enthusiasm that will propel our business to new heights. Our leadership team is extremely talented and diverse, which gives me great comfort that RGC is in excellent hands.”

Ms. Gabbay added, “I am humbled and honored to serve as President of RGC Coffee and lead our exceptional team in the next chapter of our journey. I am grateful to Ron for his mentorship and partnership, and truly appreciate the confidence he and my colleagues have placed in me. Ron Gabbay is a deeply-respected and admired coffee professional, having built solid relationships with so many individuals over his five decades in coffee. I look forward to his continued partnership as we continue his tradition at RGC.”

About RGC

RGC Coffee is a privately held corporation based in Montreal, Canada. The company focuses on the premium and specialty coffee markets offering roasters and retailers in-depth and independent expertise. Its subsidiary in Bogota, RGC Americas, oversees quality control and sustainability in Latin America, where current demands of coffee roasters mandate greater accountability on their supply chains and a stricter focus on quality.

To learn more about RGC, please visit www.rgccoffee.com.


Stephanie Alcala


Press Release - July 15, 2020
RGC receives prestigious industry award for their farmworker sustainability project in Colombia

Montreal, QC, July 15, 2020

RGC Coffee is pleased to announce it received the 2020 Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Sustainability Award in the Project category for “Las Manos del Café”. The Award, announced on July 7, will be formally shared at this year’s SCA Re:co Symposium on Thursday, July 16.


“We see this award as recognition for all of our sustainability efforts with suppliers and partners in different parts of the world,” says Angela Pelaez, Sustainability Manager for RGC Americas, RGC Coffee’s subsidiary based in Bogota, Colombia. “For over a decade, we have built sustainability initiatives into our business. Our commitment is to preserve communities and ecosystems that make coffee flourish. For everyone at RGC, this prestigious award is the culmination of the last 15 years of hard work and persistence building sustainability programs at origin.”


This particular project, “Las Manos del Café”, is the first of its kind in Colombia. It aims to implement new ways to improve the well-being and socio-economic livelihood of farmworkers, who represent a valuable part of the coffee supply chain. Since the project launched, it has been successfully employed in three farming cooperatives in the department of Caldas with 9,099 direct beneficiaries - 6,574 of which are farmworkers and 2,525 are family members.


The selection process for the 2020 Sustainability Awards was led by a committee of staff and volunteers in the SCA Sustainability Department, and the winners were chosen by individual votes from the committee’s members.


RGC Coffee thanks the SCA, which has the important role of promoting work at origin in specialty coffee, as well as elevating the roles of coffee producers and farmworkers. We applaud Dr. Timothy Schilling, Founder of World Coffee Research and well-deserved award-winner of the Sustainability Champion category. We also congratulate Cooperative Coffees, another Montreal-based organization, for their Business Model award.


About RGC Coffee Inc.
RGC Coffee is a 50-year-old privately held importer of green coffee. Privately-owned & operated, providing in-depth expertise to roasters and retailers in the premium and specialty coffee markets. As a forward-thinking company, RGC promotes sustainable development to preserve and enhance the communities and ecosystems where coffee grows. RGC Coffee 3E (Elevate, Empower, Elevate) Sustainability Program currently covers 33 active projects in 5 Latin American origin countries to help promote the social well-being of farmers, their families & communities.  We believe that collaboration is the key to unlocking the power of our work in sustainability.  To learn more about RGC Coffee, please visit rgccoffee.com

Las Manos Del Cafe

To learn more about Las Manos del Cafe, visit the project's social project page. Here, you can read about the project's objectives, past achievements, and so much more. 
SCA 2020 Sustainability Award

To learn more about the 2020 SCA Sustainability Award and the 2020 award winners, read the official SCA announcement here
         For more information, please feel free to contact: 
Stephanie Alcala: +1(626)391-1129 | stephanie@rgccoffee.com
Jeff Bernstein: +1(514)845-0124 | jeff@rgccoffee.com
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