International Van of the Year jury elects two new members for Spain & Finland

Jun 23, 2024

The International Van of the Year (IVOTY) jury welcomes the appointment of two new members for Spain and Finland. Álvaro Pedroche and Miika Tokee will now represent their respective countries following their election at a recent jury meeting in Frankfurt.

Álvaro fulfils the position his father Javier served for more than twenty five years. He has been working at TRUCK magazine, based in Madrid for over a decade, starting off as the publication’s community manager, working on the website and social media, before moving on to writing articles, and eventually became its director.  Álvaro continues to work on strengthening its social media and other dissemination channels, especially digital ones.

Miika Tokee is one of the key members of the Finnish magazine Auto tekniikka ja kuljetus, based in Helsinki. Over the years, he has specialized in light commercial vehicles and pick-up trucks. In the past he was actively involved in organizing the annual Arctic Van Test, which many members of the van have participated.

In offering a hand shake welcome to the jury Jarlath Sweeney, Chairman IVOTY said: “Congratulations to Alvaro and Miika on their election to the jury. We know the two journalists well, having met over the years on events, and they will be a great addition to our organisation. We look forward to their participation in jury activities. To Javier, we say thanks for his lengthy and loyal service and wish him good health on his retirement. Our jury continues to evolve with new appointees. Last Winter, new members joined from Belgium and Slovenia.”