Meet the Speakers of RT12.
Meet the participants of the plenary and parallel sessions on Zero Deforestation, Transparency and Scale, at RT12.
Opened RTRS Annual Conference David Hughes Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing Imperial College London
Dr. David Hughes is Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing at Imperial College London, and Visiting Professor at the Royal Agricultural University, U.K.
Chairman of Fundación ProYungas. An ecologist and a specialist in biodiversity and sustainable development.
Alejandro O’Donnell, Agronomist graduated from the Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina in 1997.
Consultant, (specialist in no till system and precision agriculture) and producer.
Alexander Ellebrecht manages ChainPoint Germany. He has extensive experience in sustainability, quality management and traceability along food and textile supply chains.
Best known as Dudy Paiva, Mrs. Paiva is an agronomist, who has lived in Sorriso-MT since 1978. She was born in Ubatuba-SP, where she attended High School.
Mr. Guimaraes graduated in agronomy from the University of Brasília (UnB) and has a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University (USA).
Angela graduated from Edinburgh University B.Sc. (Hons 1st class) Animal Nutrition and worked in a variety of roles within the UK feed industry including nutrition
President, ProTerra Foundation.Mr. Freire started working for Genetic ID in 2000 after meeting Dr. John Fagan in a conference in Southern Brazil. Since that time he has successfully led business development projects for Genetic ID in Brazil and South
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.
Is the Global Director of IDH’s Landscape & Deforestation Program and member of IDH’s management team. He leads the programs Strategy and Implementation across 9 countries and 12 landscapes,
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,
Emma Keller is Head of Food Commodities, WWF-UK
Erin has worked in a range of environmental fields, including ecological assessment, environmental aspects of chemical risk assessment and environmental exposure assessment.
Managing Director of Control Union Certificates Brazil. He is an Agronomy Engineer pos graduated in corporate sustainability (Insper) and Master in Business Administration (FGV).
Fabíola leads the TFA 2020 – Tropical Forest Alliance engagement in Latin America and the work of the Latin America Initiative, while based in São Paolo, Brazil – at TNC.
Gisela is an agronomist specializing in seed production.
Guilherme is dedicated to understanding how agricultural production chains can become more sustainable. He is part of the Eco-Efficiency team of Espaço ECO Foundation (FEE), a nonprofit organization instituted by BASF in Brazil in 2005. Recently, he has investigated the positive impacts brought by standards and certifications in the reality of producers and
Hanneis Arla Foods Senior Specialist in Sustainable Dairy Farming. She is globally responsible for Arlas Foods Sustainable Dairy Farming Strategy.
Hugo Byrnes is the Vice President Product Integrity for Ahold Delhaize. Before the merger in 2016 Hugo held a similar position in Ahold
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.
Inke works as European representative of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) since 2013. She advises companies on RSPO membership, certification, sustainable sourcing, and RSPO claims.
Mr. Passini is an agronomist, graduated from the Universidade Estadual de Londrina (1986); he specialized in Rural Communications at the Institut de L’Élevage de Paris (1992) and has a Master in Science and Technology Management from the Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (1999).
Managing Director of GMP+ International . Agriculture engineering, BSc & Business Administration, MBA. Work experience regarding service providing to feed sector since 1979.
Joost van der Hoogte joined Royal Bel Leerdammer in 2009 and was subsequently appointed to the position of Director of Operations. He is responsible for the production of Leerdammer brand cheese and all related issues like food safety, quality, environmental issues and sustainability.
Sustainability and Communications Director at Amaggi, her team was responsible for some of the company’s most important achievements, such as the Round Table for Responsible Soy (RTRS) certification and the Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) recognition.
Scheme Manager of Schutter Argentina SA. Julieta is Agronomy Engineer, graduated in the Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina.
She is the Executive Director of the ISEAL Alliance – the global backbone organization for the sustainability standards movement. She is one of the world’s leading experts on ecolabels, sustainability standards and certification.
Senior Program Officer on the Markets and Food team at World Wildlife Fund’s office in Washington, D.C., provides technical guidance for sustainability initiatives related to agriculture and commodity crop supply chains in the United States.
Holds the position of sustainable development director for AVRIL Since 2011.
Laura Jungmann works with Ahold Delhaize operating companies to set and implement sustainable sourcing polices on a range of commodities for which we have global targets.
Project Manager, Forests
As manager of CDP’s forests program in Europe, Lena is responsible for engaging actors in the public and private sector on removing commodity-driven deforestation from company supply chains.
Leslie leads the global sustainable sourcing agenda at Unilever, focusing on liquid oils, sugar, sweeteners and starches.
Is a Manager, Environmental Issues with the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). He currently leads the PRI’s Deforestation Engagement
Ph.D, Executive President of Hopefull Investment and Holding, China Tan works for Hopefull Group, a soybean importing and processing company in China.
RTRS Executive Director
Marcelo studied Agricultural Engineering at the University of Buenos Aires, including a Marketing and Sales Excellence Programme at INSEAD, France.
Madeleine is the Global Responsible Sourcing Manager for cereals & grains, sugar and soy at Nestlé. In this role, she is responsible to map out Nestlé’s soy supply chains
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.
Senior Advisor, Sustainability Standards & Value Chain
Mathieu has over 10 years of experience in international trade, market access and sustainable development issues.
At Proforest, Mike is a part of the ‘Upstream’ or production team, working primarily on environmental aspects of sustainability including High Conservation Value (HCV), High Carbon Stock (HCS) and GIS work.
Nicola Robinson leads sustainable sourcing for McDonald’s in Europe, representing 37 European markets.
Olaf holds a PhD in Business Studies from the University of Nijmegen and an MA in Public Administration of the Technological University of Twente.
Chief Programme Coordinator at WWF Russia, Pavel is responsible for the markets and food workstreams. He is also member of the WWF Network soy working group.
Director of Mekon Ecology Ltd, which he started in 1998. Mekon Ecology provides consultancy services to a range of governments, institutions, partnerships and civil society organisations. Mekon Ecology hosts the Support Unit of the Amsterdam Declarations on deforestation-free import of agricultural commodities.
Ruud Tijssens is born in Tilburg in 1963. From 1991 until 2001 he had several management functions at the Dutch dairy company Mona. As from 2001 he was General Director at CCL, later part of Cehave Landbouwbelang.
Is the Latin America Commodities Manager with the Global Forest Watch Commodities team at the World Resources Institute.
Rodrigo is the soy sector coordinator of the team of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Brazil.
Sandra de Bruin was born on September 20th 1982 and currently lives in Leiden in The Netherlands.
Is Senior Sustainable Development Manager at Crop Science, a division of Bayer. He holds a PhD in Environmental Law from the University of Bonn and a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development from the University of London.
Stephen is Senior Advisor to Supply Change, a Forest Trends initiative that enables users to track progress toward private sector commitments to remove deforestation from commodity supply chains.
Senior Sustainable Finance Associate – Supply Chain Programme
Toby is a Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) where he co-leads SEI´s Initiative on Producer to Consumer Sustainability and the newly launched Transparency for Sustainable Economies platform, Trase.
Since September 2016 I’m the Policy Coordinator on deforestation and agro-commodities at the Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague, Netherlands.
As such involved in policy development around agricultural commodities that can be related to deforestation and the Netherlands food agenda.
Is Executive Director of Sustainability LAB, a Brazilian strategy consultancy.
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.