Eileen Gordon Laity is passionate about coffee and firmly believes that true passion for coffee is contagious. When you express it, you have the ability to inspire others and be inspired by them. She became the Secretary General of the European Coffee Federation (ECF) in 2017. Before joining ECF, she had been Secretary General of the Spanish Coffee Federation for 13 years, while acting simultaneously as a Secretary General of the Spanish Tea and Herbal Infusions Association for 7 years. Eileen Gordon previously served as Managing Director of the Spanish Cheese Exporting Board and as Trade Officer for the Embassy of Spain in Beijing for another 2 years.