With a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Complutense University of Madrid, she has a long professional career and extensive management experience acquired in various multinationals in different sectors. After holding various positions of responsibility in American multinational companies – the last nine years at The Coca-Cola Company as director of the carbonated beverages BU -, in 2003 she founded Castillo de Canena Olive, positioning this young brand in a short period of time as a reference for innovation and quality in the high-end olive oil market worldwide.
During these years at the forefront of Castillo de Canena, Rosa Vañó has strengthened the international expansion of the company, which is now present in more than 50 countries; a spectacular growth based on the high quality and prestige of its oils, as is endorsed by numerous national and international awards.
In 2008 Rosa received the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She is a member since 2011 of the Florentina Georgofilli Academy (the oldest Agricultural Academy in Europe), of the Extra Virgin Alliance Board (USA) and since 2022 she also belongs to the INUO Advisory Committee. She was president of the Andalusian Academy of Gastronomy and Tourism, and is currently an academic and member of the Board of Directors of the Royal Academy of Gastronomy.