Ramón Armengol was born in Ledia, Spain in 1959 into a farming family. He went on to study Law and business and took over his father's pigmeat farm in 1978. With the ambition of ensuring the growth and sustainability of his farming enterprise he became very involved in his cooperative d’Ivars. With his dedicated work and strong belief in the value of cooperation, he became a Member of the board of his cooperative, but also of Spanish Pigmeat Interbranch Organization, Regional Cooperative Federation of Catalunya and the Board of Spanish Agrifood Cooperatives. He is also very active in the promotion of the agri-cooperative model in Europe, as the President of Cogeca. Today he manages his farm together with his son, continuing together the sustainable growth of the enterprise. Ramon is happily married with 3 grown up children.
Ramón Armengol is a representative of the Federation of Cooperatives of Catalunya, a livestock farmer by profession and a member of the cooperative Ivars D'Urgel. He has been managing a pigmeat livestock farm since he was 20 years old and is currently producing 2.500 tonnes of pigmeat, providing jobs to 8 people.
President of COGECA
2019 - present
Member of the Spanish Interbranch Council
Member of the Board of the Spanish Pigmeat Interbranch Organization
Member of the COPA-COGECA Pigmeat Working Party
Chairman of the Pigmeat Board of Spanish Agrifood Copperatives
Member of the Board of Spanish Agrifood Cooperatives
Member of the Board of the Regional Cooperative Federation of Catalunya
Member of the Board of Agrifood Cooperative d'Ivars
Other Professional Responsibilities
Vicechair of Lleida Basketball team
2007 - 2009
Board Member of Watering Community of Canals d'Urgell
1996 - 2000
Former Mayor of Juneda in Lleida
1990 - 1995
- Law at Lleida University
- Several courses regarding cooperative managing at Business School ESADE (2009-2010).
Awards and Recognitions