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Marina Born

Marina studied Economics and International Relations in the US and has spent most of her working career in São Paulo, Brazil. Thus, she is fluent in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

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Marina Born
Marina Born studied Economics and International Relations in the US and has spent most of her working career in São Paulo, Brazil. Thus, she is fluent in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. She has worked in the world of digital IT and Communications in multinational companies such as Reuters and Getty Images. She set up her business, present in different countries, representing Getty Images in the Latam region. Since 2010, Marina has been increasingly involved in her family-owned agricultural and breeding businesses. Her passion for such activities result from her interest in food and from her background and life experience in the countryside. Being the mother of four daughters, she is extremely aware of the importance of sustainability. Thus, for the last 10 years, she has supported the initiative of Caldenes Group of applying for the RTRS Certification and for its recent Recertification. Her aim is to help drive her family businesses to work in an orderly manner from the economic, environmental and social perspective so as to develop quality products, in line with market demands.
Marcelo Visconti

RTRS Executive Director Marcelo studied Agricultural Engineering at the University of Buenos Aires, including a Marketing and Sales Excellence Programme at INSEAD, France.

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Marcelo Visconti
RTRS Executive Director Marcelo studied Agricultural Engineering at the University of Buenos Aires, including a Marketing and Sales Excellence Programme at INSEAD, France. He brings to RTRS extensive experience in both marketing and developing agribusiness markets having held leadership positions at Syngenta as COO Slovakia and Head of Global Soybean Marketing.
Xavier Sticker

Xavier Sticker is the French Ambassador for the Environment, a position attached to both the Foreign Minister and the Environment Minister.

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Xavier Sticker
Since 2014, Xavier Sticker has been the French Ambassador for the Environment, a position attached to both the Foreign Minister and the Environment Minister.  In that capacity, he is the chief negotiator for France in a number of international fora on environmental issues, and he is also an interdepartmental coordinator. This includes the current chairmanship of the Amsterdam Declarations Partnership by France during the first half of 2018 and the ongoing preparation by France of a national strategy against imported deforestation. Previously, Xavier Sticker held responsibilities on European affairs at the permanent representation of France to the European Union in Brussels, at the French embassy in London and as the Head of Cabinet to the French Minister for European Affairs. At an earlier stage of his career, he was assigned to the French permanent mission of France to the United Nations and the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations.
Raimundo Deusdará Filho

Raimundo Deusdará Filho is general director of the Brazilian Forest Service – SFB.

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Raimundo Deusdará Filho
Raimundo Deusdará Filho has a degree in forestry and agronomy from the University of Brasilia (UnB) and specialization in Forest Planning by the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). He has been in public service for over 30 years and has always worked with forests and the environment. At the Ministry of the Environment, he has served as secretary of Integrated Development, executive secretary of the National Environment Council (CONAMA) and director of the National Forest Program (PNF) and the Strategic Management Department. Prior to his current position, Raimundo Deusdará was the Director of Forest Development and Inclusion at the Brazilian Forest Service. He currently serves as general director of the Brazilian Forest Service - SFB
Eduardo Lago Filho (Ted Lago)

Ted graduated in Business Management with a MBA in Financial and Strategic Planning for PUC – Rio de Janeiro.

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Eduardo Lago Filho (Ted Lago)
Ted Lago graduated in Business Management with a MBA in Financial and Strategic Planning for PUC - Rio de Janeiro. He worked as Operations Director of the Coca-Cola Bottling Franchise and he became Vice-President of the Lago Holding Group in 2001. As a member of the Latin American Network for Just and Sustainable Cities, he founded the Social Observatory of São Luis. Member also of REDE AMÉRICA and fellow of the AVINA FOUNDATION.  Nowadays, Ted Lago is CEO of EMAP, Maranhão Port Authority Company that manages Port of Itaqui, in State of Maranhão, Brazil.
André Nassar

Andre Nassar is the executive president of Abiove, the Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries.

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André Nassar
Andre Nassar is the executive president of Abiove, the Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries. Andre is a former Secretary for Agricultural Policy of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture and was president of Embrapa´s Administrative Board. Andre founded Agroicone, a consulting form specialized in agribusiness and trade. He is an expert in topics such as agricultural international trade, agricultural policy, biofuels and sustainability. Andre has 20 years of experience working with trade associations, companies, international agencies and NGOs. He is the idealizer of the Brazilian Land Use Model (BLUM Agroicone). He has a degree in Agronomy from University of Sao Paulo (USP) and master and PhD in business and administration, also from USP.
Jonathon Porritt

Author, broadcaster & Founder Director of Forum for the Future.

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Jonathon Porritt
He first got involved with environmental issues in 1974, at the same time as he became a teacher in a West London comprehensive, which he absolutely loved. Ten years later (during which he was also very involved in the Green Party), He left teaching to become Director of Friends of the Earth where he stayed until 1991, just prior to the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 – which for me, was a life-changing experience. In 1996, he set up Forum for the Future, which remains his ‘home base’ in terms of all the different things he does today. He was Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission between 2000 and 2009.
Mark Murphy

Mark serves as strategic advisor and consultant to the Soft Commodities Forum (SCF)

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Mark Murphy
Mark serves as strategic advisor and consultant to the Soft Commodities Forum (SCF), a pre-competitive platform formed in 2017 for leading commodities companies - Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Bunge, Cargill, and Louis Dreyfus Company — as members of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), to help address common sustainability challenges across markets.  Each company is committed to eliminating deforestation in its supply chains and believes that sustainable agricultural production and responsible land use are critical in tropical forests where they operate. All four companies are involved in soy origination and processing in Brazil, and tackling land use challenges associated with agricultural production in the Brazilian Cerrado is an urgent priority of the Forum. Previously, Mark served as Assistant Vice President for Corporate Affairs at Cargill where he helped lead and advance the corporate responsibility and sustainability agenda across the company, within business units, and in many key geographies over the span of 20-plus years.    Prior to leaving Cargill, Mark served as Cargill’s liaison delegate to the WBCSD and the SCF.  He sees great promise in the overarching purpose of the SCF to advance collective action around common sustainability challenges and to promote dialogue and consensus among a variety of stakeholders, including industry; customers; investors; and civil society.
Jean François Timmers

Jean-François Timmers is a biologist with specialization in applied economics and management, and a Master of Science in Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development.

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Jean François Timmers
Jean-François Timmers is a biologist with specialization in applied economics and management, and a Master of Science in Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development. He works in Brazil since 1992, building up and coordinating conservation, sustainable development and research projects and programs. He worked at the UNESCO office based in Brasilia until 2000, coordinating the actions of the “Man and the Biosphere – MAB” Program, creating new biosphere reserves and consolidating the MAB network in Brazil. Moving to the northeast State of Bahia in 2000, he articulated and coordinated projects of ecotourism, livelihood, communitarian development and participative management of protected areas, involving local communities, such as the Pataxó indigenous communities from Jaqueira andMonte Pascoal National Park regions. From 2005 to 2009, he coordinated locally a technical-scientific team from the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment, and a Project from the Global Conservation Fund – GCF and Conservation International (CI-Brasil), both to identify and study new federal protected area proposals in the Atlantic Forests Corridor and coastal ecosystems of Southern Bahia. As a result, 12 new federal and several private protected areas were created or extended. From 2010 to 2012, Jean-François assisted technically the State Secretariat of the Environment of the State of Bahia, on forest and biodiversity programs, projects and policies. In 2012, after coordinating the Conservation International projects in Bahia, he moved back to Brasilia to join WWF-Brazil, as Public Policies Director.
Willem Klaassens

Willem Klaassens is management consultant, owner of Latour Commodity Advisory, a boutique consultancy firm with a predominantly European and Asian client base.

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Willem Klaassens
Willem Klaassens is management consultant, owner of Latour Commodity Advisory, a boutique consultancy firm with a predominantly European and Asian client base.  He advises businesses on organisational development, finance, M&A and sustainability topics related to the commodity markets. Since early 2018 he is closely involved with IDH – The sustainable trade initiative, as senior specialist commodity trade. He is also a director at BottlesXO, a Hong Kong based mobile e-commerce wine trading company. As consultant, he also acted for more than 3 years as Chief Financial Officer for Clearsource Pte Ltd, an independent Asia-based oil, metals and renewables trading company. During his 28-year career, Willem has worked in the global commodity markets and international trade finance centres Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam. Before setting up Latour Commodities in 2011 Willem was 5 years with Standard Chartered Bank as Global Head of the bank's Commodity Traders and Agribusiness in charge of the management and strategic direction of the bank’s relationships with commodity companies. Prior to his involvement with Standard Chartered Bank, Willem was with Citibank in Hong Kong, with Fortis Bank in London and acted as Global Head of Structured Energy Finance with Westdeutsche Landesbank in Germany and Singapore. Willem started his career with Deutsche Bank Netherlands, where he left as Head of Legal and Compliance.  
Mairon Bastos Lima

Mairon has a PhD in Environmental Studies from the VU University Amsterdam and has worked for over 10 years on the policy and governance dimensions of sustainable development.

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Mairon Bastos Lima
Mairon has a PhD in Environmental Studies from the VU University Amsterdam and has worked for over 10 years on the policy and governance dimensions of sustainable development. He has worked extensively on Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia on themes related to sustainable agriculture, value chain development and forest conservation, including climate-smart agriculture, sustainable food security, and landscape approaches. He currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden) with the TRASE platform on transparent initiatives for sustainable economies.
Elodie Parre

Elodie Parre is the new CSR Director of Bel Group.

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Elodie Parre
Elodie Parre has a PhD in plant molecular biology from the CNRS in France and a Master's degree in sustainable development management from HEC Paris. After working as a business consultant in responsible marketing, she joined Mondelez International in 2009 as CSR manager in the biscuit segment. At that time, she notably set up and developed the LU'Harmony wheat supply chain in France and Europe, thereby differentiating Mondelez International from its competitors. Six years later, she joined Tereos, the world's third-largest sugar company, as sustainable development manager, with her main role dedicated to defining Tereos' five-year CSR strategy and deploying it across the company's business units worldwide. In September 2017 she joined the Bel Group to accelerate Bel's sustainable business transformation, and notably helped develop Bel's Global Charter on responsible dairy farming, which was co-signed by the WWF. Since February 2018, she is the new CSR Director of Bel Group.
Jonathan Gorman

Jonathan is an environmentalist and sustainability professional with 5 years’ experience leading the development and delivery of supply chain sustainability programmes within a global FMCG retailer.

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Jonathan Gorman
Jonathan is an environmentalist and sustainability professional with 5 years’ experience leading the development and delivery of supply chain sustainability programmes within a global FMCG retailer. As Head of Forests and Marine Sustainability at Tesco, he gained specialist expertise in forest-commodities, developing and managing programmes across the business on soya, palm, beef, wood & paper, seafood & ocean health. He also contributed to and supported the wider sustainability mandate, including human rights, carbon reduction, sustainable agriculture, sustainable packaging and other areas. Jonathan is now working as an independent consultant on sustainable supply chains and as a Retained Associate with Efeca, a UK based natural resources consultancy, helping to support the establishment of the UK Roundtable on Sustainable Soya and providing retail experience on other commodities
Maria Cristina Delicato

Coordinator of Projects of the Friends of the Earth Association of Smile / MT- Brazil.

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Maria Cristina Delicato
Graduated in Social Communication, Qualification in Public Relations and postgraduate in Marketing Management by Fundação Getulio Vargas. Advises the Friends of the Earth Association of 2003 in the coordination of Projects and events. He is currently responsible for the People Who Produce Project.
Ryan Sarsfield

Ryan Sarsfield is the Latin America Commodities Manager with WRI’s Global Forest Watch Commodities and Finance team.

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Ryan Sarsfield
Ryan Sarsfield is the Latin America Commodities Manager with WRI’s Global Forest Watch Commodities and Finance team. He works to reduce the environmental impact of key commodities in Latin America through collaboration with corporate and NGO partners and the development of tools to reduce deforestation and supply chain risk. Prior to joining WRI, Ryan worked at the intersection of forests and agriculture, focusing on the cattle and soy supply chains in South America, as well as forest policy, protected area management, and tropical ecology. Ryan has lived and worked in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Ryan holds a B.S. in Biology from Cornell University and a master’s degree in Environmental Science from the Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.  
Julieta Viglioni

Julieta is Scheme Manager of Schutter Argentina SA.

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Julieta Viglioni
Julieta is Agronomy Engineer, graduated in the Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina. Julieta joined to Schutter Argentina SA in 2011. She developed the Certification Unit Business in this company.  She is Lead auditor in RTRS, GlobalGAP and TESCO Nurture. She is in charge of the coordination of the audits, training of auditors and the relationship with producers. Previously, was a responsible de Good Agriculture Practice, Sustainability and CSR in the Tecnovital SA, a company dedicated to export of blueberries.  For 10 year, assist more than 50 growers.  
Gert van der Bijl

Gert van der Bijl is International Programme Manager Livestock & Leather at Solidaridad Network

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Gert van der Bijl
Gert van der Bijl is International Programme Manager Livestock & Leather at Solidaridad Network. From 2009 until 2015 Gert coordinated the Solidaridad soy programme, with colleagues in South America, Africa and Asia. He was member of  the Executive Board of RTRS between 2011 and 2015. Before joining Solidaridad in 2009, he worked for the  Dutch Young Farmers Union (NAJK),  the not-for-profit research and advisory organization Centre for Agriculture and Environment (CLM), and the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture.  Gert holds a Master’s Degree in Development Economics from Wageningen University.
Belinda Howell

Belinda has extensive experience of working with Board members and Executive Teams in major international corporations.

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Belinda Howell
Belinda has extensive experience of working with Board members and Executive Teams in major international corporations.  She is a leader in sustainability, clean technology and low carbon business.  She read Biochemistry at Oxford Brookes and Nottingham Universities and holds a first class MBA from Nottingham Trent University. In RTRS, she represents the Retailers’ Soy Group, made up of Asda; Coop Switzerland; Delhaize Group; Migros; Marks & Spencer; The Co-operative Food; Tesco Plc and Waitrose.
Sareh Forouzesh

Sareh is a Forests Program Manager at CDP.

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Sareh Forouzesh
Sareh Forouzesh is a Forests Program Manager at CDP. She manages a global program of collaboration between private and public-sector actors. The program is aimed at catalysing action on deforestation risks in the supply chains of agricultural commodities from Latin America to China and Europe. As part of this program CDP has extended its Supply Chain program to include forests so that suppliers of these commodities in countries such as Brazil, Peru and Colombia can disclose on the challenges and opportunities associated with deforestation risk management to their customers and other stakeholders.
Daniel Nepstad

Dan holds a Ph.D. in Forest Ecology from Yale University. He has worked in the Amazon for 30 years studying the effects of climate change, policy, and land use on Amazon forests, and was the Founding President of the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM)

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Daniel Nepstad
Dan holds a Ph.D. in Forest Ecology from Yale University. He has worked in the Amazon for 30 years studying the effects of climate change, policy, and land use on Amazon forests, and was the Founding President of the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM). A world authority on REDD and low-emission rural development (LED-R), he was previously Senior Scientist at Woods Hole Research Center, and the Chief Program Officer of Environmental Conservation at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Dan is co-founder of Aliança da Terra, and was a founding board member of the Round Table for Responsible Soy (RTRS). Today he serves on the Board of Directors of Forest Trends, the Steering Committee of the Solidaridad Farmer Support Program, and the Science Committee of the Brazilian state of Acre’s REDD program. He has also served on the REDD Offset Working Group of California, the External Advisory Group of the World Bank Forest Section, and was a Lead Author of the IPCC 5th Annual Assessment report. He has published more than 140 scientific articles and three books.
Pedro Amaral

Pedro Amaral works as Deputy Director at Proforest, providing practical support on the sustainable use of natural resources to a wide range of actors.

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Pedro Amaral

Pedro Amaral works as Deputy Director at Proforest, providing practical support on the sustainable use of natural resources to a wide range of actors. Pedro has been working in the sustainability arena for over 12 years, specializing on corporate social-environmental responsibility and the responsible sourcing of agricultural commodities, zero deforestation, legality and human rights. He holds an M.Sc. in energy planning with an emphasis on environmental planning from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and a B.Sc. in agronomic engineering from Sao Paulo State University. His work experience encompasses working with the private sector, civil society, multilateral organizations and governments, in projects based across the Americas and Europe.

 
Luiz Carlos Iaquinta

Luiz Iaquinta is the Quality, Certification, Healthy and Safety and Environmental Director at Fazendas Bartira.

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Luiz Carlos Iaquinta
Luiz Iaquinta is the Quality and Sustainability Director at Fazendas Bartira, a Brazilian agricultural company and subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management with 30 years of operating expertise in cattle, sugarcane, soybean, corn and rubber trees. Luiz has more than 15 years of experience in internal audit, compliance, certifications and sustainability initiatives developed on Real State, Beverage and Textile Industries and Consultancy firms. He is currently leading the project to certify several agriculture production units in six different Brazilian estates, totalizing more than two hundred thousand hectares under scope, including proximally eighty thousand hectares of soy production.
Oswaldo Carvalho

He is the Director of the Earth Innovation Institute in Mato Grosso.

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Oswaldo Carvalho
He is the Director of the Earth Innovation Institute in Mato Grosso. He joined the organization in 1996, and focusing on the study of changes in the use of land in biodiversity in the Amazon area. He is a biologist, graduated from the State University of Londrina- Parana, with a post-graduation in Environmental Sciences from the University of Pará, Brazil, and is a Doctor in Biodiversity Management, from the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
Lin Tan

Ph.D, Executive President of Hopefull Investment and Holding, China Tan works for Hopefull Group, a soybean importing and processing company in China.

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Lin Tan
Ph.D, Executive President of Hopefull Investment and Holding, China. Tan works for Hopefull Group, a soybean importing and processing company in China. He is responsible for the company's overseas business and new development. He has experience living in China, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and the U.S. Tan got his bachelor's and master's degrees of agronomy from China Agricultural University, and a master's degree and doctorate of agricultural economics from The University of British Columbia and Beijing Forestry University. Tan spent nine years teaching and conducting research at China Agricultural University and has worked five years for consulting companies, China Food and Agricultural Services, in Beijing and Shanghai and on food and agricultural-research projects for multinational companies and international organizations. Tan is also an affiliated professor of China Agricultural University, teaching International Trade in Agricultural Products in the MBA program. He is a member of the Chinese Association of Agricultural Economists and the American Chamber of Commerce.
Heidi Cristina Buzato

Heidi received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the Campinas State University / UNICAMP in 1985.

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Heidi Cristina Buzato
Heidi Cristina Buzato received a bachelor's degree in Sociology from the Campinas State University / UNICAMP in 1985. She worked as an upper secondary school teacher in public schools in the state of São Paulo from 1986 to 1990. Heidi was a professor of Sociology for Tourism at UNIFAC - Faculdades Unidas de Botucatu - between 2002 and 2003. In 2001, she completed a master’s Degree in Forestry Sciences from the Luiz de Queiroz School of Agriculture - ESALQ / USP and worked as a researcher for the Project entitled Occupation and Management of Natural Resources in the South-Southeast Region of Brazil - ESALQ / USP - 2000, by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). From 1998 to 2008, Heidi worked as a social auditor at the Forest and Agricultural Management and Certification Institute (IMAFLORA), specializing in the application of FSC certification standards and the RAS(RA) Standard. She has been an integral part of the IMAFLORA team since 2008; as a social coordinator. She is currently a PhD student in the Territorial Planning and Management Program at UFABC (Universidade Federal do ABC), under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Arilson Favareto. She is due to complete the course in July 2018. Thesis: Metamorphoses of small farmers - the territorial dimension of the social reproduction of family farming in two Brazilian territories.
Renata Nogueira

Renata Nogueira is an Educator with a master’s degree in Education who has been working in Corporate Sustainability for 10 years.

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Renata Nogueira
Renata Nogueira is an Educator with a master's degree in Education who has been working in Corporate Sustainability for 10 years. She has been working at Cargill since 2011 and, as Sustainability Coordinator for the company’s agriculture division in South America, she is responsible for ensuring sustainability in the grain and palm chains in this region, promoting continuous improvement programs at the rural properties of the company’s partners, ensuring environmentally-responsible products for the company's consumers and collaborating to achieve the company's zero deforestation targets. Prior to joining Cargill, she worked with sustainability at Itaú Unibanco and at non-government organizations such as CENPEC and Alfabetização Solidária. Renata is also Chairperson of the Sustainability Commission at ABIOVE - the Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries in Brazil and participates in the Soy Working Group of the Soy Moratorium. She represented the industry in the Cerrado Working Group throughout 2017.
Hanne Bang Bligaard

Hanne is globally responsible for Arla Foods Sustainable Dairy Farming strategy.

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Hanne Bang Bligaard
Hanne is globally responsible for Arla Foods Sustainable Dairy Farming strategy. As a dairy cooperative with app. 11,000 farmer owners in seven North West European countries, Arla Foods is dedicated in continuously developing our responsibility throughout the value chain. Hanne holds a Master’s degree in Animal Sciences from University of Copenhagen and has specialized in the development of tools for evaluating feeding management, animal welfare and sustainability at dairy farms. Hanne has been with Arla Foods since 2013 and took over the responsibility for Sustainable Dairy Farming in 2014.
Daniel Salter

Daniel joined Tesco in 2016 and is responsible for leading the development and implementation of Tesco’s zero deforestation agenda.

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Daniel Salter
Daniel Salter joined Tesco in 2016 and is responsible for leading the development and implementation of Tesco’s zero deforestation agenda.  Tesco is committed to zero-net deforestation in their sourcing of palm oil, soy, timber products and Brazilian beef. As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Tesco has committed to achieve this by 2020. Tesco is also a leading signatory of the Statement of Support for the Cerrado Manifesto. Prior to Tesco, Daniel has a range of cross-sectoral experience including roles in food manufacturing and the United Nations (UN FAO).
Nick Major

Nick graduated from Harper Adams University in the UK in 1985 with a BSc in Agricultural Technology and joined BOCM PAULS the same year.

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Nick Major
Nick graduated from Harper Adams University in the UK in 1985 with a BSc in Agricultural Technology and joined BOCM PAULS the same year. In July 2012, BOCM PAULS became part of ForFarmers, the market leading animal feed business in Europe. Nick is now ForFarmers Corporate Affairs Director, after having fulfilled a number of roles within the company throughout the years in sales, general management and marketing across all species groups. In June 2017, Nick was elected as President of FEFAC, the European Feed Manufacturers Federation, on whose behalf he also chairs the PEF Technical Secretariat and the GFLI EU project group. At UK level he is Chairman of AIC (Agricultural Industries Confederation), a member of the AIC Feed Executive Committee, chair of the AIC Sustainability Committee and a Non-Executive Director of CIELivestock Limited, the recently formed livestock innovation centre in the UK.
David Cleary

Doctorate in anthropology from Oxford University in 1988, on the social organization of informal sector mining camps in the Amazon, followed by research posts at the universities of  Edinburgh, Cambridge and Harvard

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David Cleary
Doctorate in anthropology from Oxford University in 1988, on the social organization of informal sector mining camps in the Amazon, followed by research posts at the universities of  Edinburgh, Cambridge and Harvard.  He then returned to Brazil for four years to direct a large EU-funded project assessing  mercury contamination linked to gold mining in the Amazon, setting up two laboratories in regional universities, an epidemiological monitoring programme in at-risk communities and designing sluices to use mercury in a closed system. Joined The Nature Conservancy in 1999, where he set up the Conservancy’s Amazon program. Subsequently based in Rio de Janeiro as director of conservation strategy for Latin America, leading work with the private sector, especially agribusiness, with a focus on eliminating deforestation from supply chains in the beef and soy industries, and non-certification conservation strategies for responsible commodity production. Returning to the USA in 2010, he took up a new position as the Conservancy’s director of global agriculture, where he has helped the organization develop a sustainable intensification approach to food security, put together new land use planning systems and assisted corporate partners in thinking through land-use issues, especially the implementation of non deforestation commitments.
Clément Tostivint

Clément holds the position of Group Sustainable Development Manager at Avril since 2016 and he is a graduated engineer from AgroParisTech.

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Clément Tostivint
Clément holds the position of Group Sustainable Development Manager at Avril since 2016. Clément is a graduated engineer from AgroParisTech. Prior to Avril, Clement worked for 7 years as a sustainability consultant, first in BIO intelligence Service and then Deloitte France. As a consultant, he focused on projects related to sustainable agri-food chain, bioresources, food wastage as well as LCAs and carbon footprinting. Clement is now responsible for the overall coordination of the sustainable development activities at Avril group level, including CSR reporting, sustainability policies (raw materials or animal welfare), sustainable agriculture projects, etc. He works in close cooperation with all parties and experts involved in sustainable development across the group’s Business Units and Departments.  
Marcelo C C Stabile

Marcelo is an Agronomist graduated form ESALQ/USP, with a M.Sc. from Texas A&M University and a PhD from USYD.

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Marcelo C C Stabile
Marcelo C C Stabile is an Agronomist graduated form ESALQ/USP, with a M.Sc. from Texas A&M University and a PhD from USYD. Marcelo has worked with precision agriculture, organic nut farming, cattle ranching and land use change modelling. Marcelo joined IPAM in 2011 and has worked with agriculture, cattle ranching and public policy in Brazil. Among other projects he coordinates one dealing with cattle ranching and another that is designing compensation mechanisms for farmers who preserve native vegetation beyond the legal requirements in Brazil.
Tiago Reis

Tiago holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations, specialized in management and assessment of public policies, and master of sciences in environmental policy.

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Tiago Reis
Tiago Reis holds a bachelor's degree in international relations, specialized in management and assessment of public policies, and master of sciences in environmental policy. In the last years, he has worked as analyst to foster micro and small businessess in a public-private partnership, and as an environmental policy researcher and project's manager at a Brazilian NGO working on the Amazon and Cerrado. His topics of work involve land use science and policy, economic incentives and market-based instruments for conservation and restoration of native vegetation, and reduction of deforestation in agricultural supply chains. Currently Tiago is pursuing a PhD degree at Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, in the faculty of sciences, looking at stickness, adaptations and changes in agricultural and forestry supply chains in face of zero deforestation initiatives.
Francimar Pereira Duarte Marques

Francimar has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and specialization in Quality Management in Food Production and Hygiene from INCURSOS (Instituto Nacional de Cursos), in Goiânia (GO), Brazil

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Francimar Pereira Duarte Marques
Francimar has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and specialization in Quality Management in Food Production and Hygiene from INCURSOS (Instituto Nacional de Cursos), in Goiânia (GO), Brazil. Since 2012, she has worked as Coordinator of the Integrated Management System at COMIGO (the Agricultural-Industrial Cooperative of Rural Producers in Southwest Goiás), an agribusiness company focused primarily on soy crushing. Among other duties, she is responsible for implementing and maintaining the systems used for managing food quality and safety. She is currently in charge of coordinating the RTRS certification processes (Sustainable Soy) alongside soy producers in the Cooperative.
Cristiane Lourenço

Cristiane holds a Public Relations undergraduate degree from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) and a postgraduate degree in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge.

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Cristiane Lourenço
Cristiane Lourenço holds a Public Relations undergraduate degree from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) and a postgraduate degree in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge. She has extensive experience in ​​Sustainability and has managed projects in countries such as India, USA and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Bayer, she worked for five years in Sustainability and Innovation at Unilever. At Bayer, Cristiane is responsible for developing and implementing projects to turn the company into a reference in modern and sustainable agriculture, as well as forming partnerships with industries, supermarkets and consumers to value and recognize farmers whose production adheres to the highest production standards. Cristiane is also a university professor in São Paulo.
Didier Bergeret

Director Social Sustainability & SSCI, The Consumer Goods Forum.

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Didier Bergeret
Didier Bergeret is Director of Social Sustainability and the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI). The main focus of his work is to develop collaborative and practical solutions for the industry to advance responsible supply chains. He notably supports the implementation of the first industry resolution to fight forced labour in global supply chains launched by the CEOs of the Board of the Consumer Goods Forum. This resolution is supported by Priority Industry Principles stating that Every worker should have freedom of movement; No worker should pay for a job; No worker should be indebted or coerced to work. Didier engages stakeholders, institutions and governments with the industry to coordinate efforts on such issues and to drive positive change for companies’ own operations and supply chains. With professional experience in both private and public organisations, Didier’s expertise lies in building key partnerships to foster sustainable business performance, NGO management, procurement and consulting services for private and public actors. From an educational background in Political Science and International Economics in France, Germany, Spain and the UK, his international experience and language skills serve him well in his daily work.  
Florian Schütze

Florian started his professional career in 2002 at Lidl International after completing his International Bachelor Degree in Business Studies and Marketing at the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom.

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Florian Schütze
Florian Schütze started his professional career in 2002 at Lidl International after completing his International Bachelor Degree in Business Studies and Marketing at the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom. He worked in various divisions of Lidl across European countries before he was promoted in 2007 as Head of Sustainability at Lidl International. With his proven track record and dedicated expertise in global supply chains from a retailers perspective, he focuses on the integration of social and ecological developments in international food and nonfood supply chains.
Jorn Schouten

Jorn works at ACT Commodities and he works closely with RTRS to facilitate the participation of more companies in the scheme.

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Jorn Schouten
Jorn Schouten works at ACT Commodities, which offices are located in Amsterdam, Shanghai and New York. From these locations, ACT serves more than 6,000 customers all over the world, helping companies to achieve environmental compliance and meet their voluntary environmental goals. ACT Commodities has been a member of RTRS since 2014 and board member since 2017. Within ACT, Jorn is responsible for the activities within the RTRS, RSPO (Palm) and Bonsucro (Sugarcane) schemes and he works closely with the Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) to accelerate and facilitate the participation of more companies in the scheme, especially trough credit trading. Jorn studied for a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration in Hospitality Management  at Glion Institute of Higher Education, a reputed hospitality management school in Switzerland.
Madeleine Eilert

Madeleine Eilert is the Global Responsible Sourcing Leader for cereals, sugar and soya at Nestlé

 

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Madeleine Eilert
Madeleine Eilert is the Global Responsible Sourcing Leader for cereals, sugar and soya at Nestlé where she oversees the responsible sourcing of these commodities. In her role, she maps Nestlé’s cereals, sugar and soya supply chains and ensures that the company’s sourcing practices are in line with Nestlé’s Responsible Sourcing Standard as well as international social and environmental standards. Madeleine started her career in Nestlé 18 years ago, working in operational logistics before moving into procurement roles in Germany and Switzerland. She joined the Responsible Sourcing team in  2013, focusing on responsible sourcing and traceability activities across Nestlé’s global priority commodities. Since 2017 she leads the responsible sourcing activities for cereals, sugar and soya. Madeleine is a nature lover and is passionate about supporting social development projects that enhance living standards of local communities.
Pramel Gupta

Pramel is post graduate in agriculture economics and over 20 years’ experience in implementation of Agriculture.

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Pramel Gupta
Pramel Gupta is post graduate in agriculture economics and over 20 years’ experience in implementation of Agriculture & NRM based livelihoods projects and in supporting various NGOs and programs on community based rural livelihood promotion, agriculture-based and integrated farming system interventions, Micro credit, Local Self Governance, Institutional Development and participatory monitoring and evaluation in different parts of India.  Currently developing 3-Fold, a model with the intent of building wealthy, resilient and responsible smallholder farmers. Significant aspect of this model is establishing a viable mission-based platform to enable collective action through cross-sectoral partnerships (private, public and people).
Ignacio Gavilán

In his role Ignacio leads the CGF’s Environmental Sustainability team that aims to position the consumer goods industry as a leader in protecting against climate change and reducing waste.

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Ignacio Gavilán
In his role Ignacio Gavilán leads the CGF’s Environmental Sustainability team that aims to position the consumer goods industry as a leader in protecting against climate change and reducing waste. The CGF has a unique Sustainability Steering Committee comprised of leading retailers and manufacturers in addition to a number of Working Groups that drive forward the CGF’s sustainability agenda on topics such as Refrigeration, Food Waste, Circular Economy and the procurement of deforestation-free commodities, including a soy specific working group. Ignacio brings more than 15 years’ experience in advising business on the practical, strategic, and commercial opportunities and risks of sustainability. Prior to his current role, he worked as Founder & Principal Consultant at Accipiter, a sustainability advisory service where he helped SMEs working in international markets to create strategic sustainability roadmaps. Past experience also includes senior roles at Anglo American, BP and McDonald’s.  
Roel Baakman

Roel Baakman is specialist sustainability & animal nutrition at Cefetra.

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Roel Baakman
Roel Baakman is specialist sustainability & animal nutrition at Cefetra. He has been working with Cefetra since 2010 and is responsible for the sustainability programs for soybean meal and other raw materials for the feed industry, and biomass for the bio-fuel industry. Cefetra is playing a leading role in the implementation of certified responsible soya for the European feed industry. Cefetra's objective is to perform its role as supply chain manager in the best possible way and to be a reliable, solid partner for its suppliers, buyers and service providers. Roel Baakman studied Animal Sciences at Wageningen University and has been working in the feed industry for several years.
Gisela Introvini

Gisela Introvini is an agronomist specializing in seed production.

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Gisela Introvini
Gisela is an agronomist specializing in seed production. She worked in large cooperatives, in the state of Paraná, south of Brazil. She presided over the Comissão Sementes e Mudas Estado do Maranhão-MAPA/MA (Committee of Seeds and Seedlings of the state of Maranhão - MAPA/MA). At present, she is superintendent of Fundação de Apoio a Pesquisa do Corredor Exportação Norte - FAPCEN (Foundation for the Support of Research in the North Exports Corridor - FAPCEN); she presides over the Organizing Committee of the largest agribusiness event in the state of Maranhão - AGROBALSAS; she presides over Task Force Brazil and, as an executive member of RTRS, she represents rural producers of the states of Maranhão, Piaui and Tocantins - MATOPI.  
Cid Sanches

Cid Sanches has a degree in Economy in ESALQ/USP and MBA in Cooperatives Management in FGV and MBA also in Agroindustrial Management in UFLA.

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Cid Sanches
Cid Sanches has a degree in Economy in ESALQ/USP and MBA in Cooperatives Management in FGV and MBA also in Agroindustrial Management in UFLA. He started his career in a Institute doing consultory for farmers and agribusiness companies. After moved to Aprosoja to lead the Projects team for help farmers and coordinating the planning department of the association. Now, Cid joined to RTRS to conecting certified farmers in Brazil with companies that want buy these credits aroun the world.
Facilitators
James Allen

Is Executive Director of Sustainability LAB, a Brazilian strategy consultancy.

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James Allen
Is Executive Director of Sustainability LAB, a Brazilian strategy consultancy. James has worked with the British and Brazilian governments (DfID and Itamaraty), with a variety of corporates in the agriculture, mining, and chemical sectors, and with several international NGOs. The focus of his work has been facilitation of multi-stakeholder dialogues, monitoring and evaluation of social and environmental programmes, and business strategy development in the fields of social investment, sustainability and biodiversity. James holds an MPhil. degree in Development Studies from the University of Sussex and an undergraduate degree from the London School of Economics.
Barbara Oliveira

Bárbara (PhD, MBA, LLM), Associate Consultant at Sustainability Lab, is a facilitator, process designer, change agent and conflict transformation mediator, strategic negotiator and host of meaningful conversations.

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Barbara Oliveira
Bárbara (PhD, MBA, LLM), Associate Consultant at Sustainability Lab, is a facilitator, process designer, change agent and conflict transformation mediator, strategic negotiator and host of meaningful conversations. Barbara is passionate about human connection and the potential that multistakeholder participatory approaches offer to create innovative and inclusive solutions for sustainable development challenges. Throughout her career, she has developed sustainable leadership models for international organizations, business leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers and young women leaders. She co-founded the Collaboration Laboratory focused on fostering a culture of facilitation and participatory decision making in Brazil and founded Ecosynergy – Facilitation and Capacity Building for Sustainability, based in Brazil and the Netherlands. Barbara is a Vital Voices Fellow, a Master Integral Coach and a public speaker in leadership, consensus building, sustainable development negotiations and creative collaboration approaches.