Advisory Panel2018-05-21T12:45:04+00:00

Advisory Panel

We constantly learn from leading professionals and institutions working at the frontiers of sustainability efforts.

Melanie Rutten-Sülz 4C Association Executive Director
Ted Lingle Coffee Quality Institute Executive Director
Luis Genaro Munoz Colombian National Federation of Coffee Growers General Manager
Pedro Sanchez Columbia University, The Earth Institute Director of Tropical Agriculture
David Pimentel Cornell University Professor and Chair National Academy of Sciences E.S.B.
Stefanie Miltenburg D.E. Master Blenders Director International Corporate Social Responsibility
Leslie Omari East Africa Fine Coffees Association Board Chair (ex oficio)
Sara J. Scherr EcoAgriculture Partners President
Mathis Wackernagel Ecological Footprint Network President
Teddy Esteve ECOM Industrial Group Chief Executive Officer
Gabriel Bartholo EMBRAPA (Brazil) General Manager
Yehasab Aschale Ethiopia Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Department Head
Roel Vassen European Coffee Federation Secretary General
(vacant) European Commission Chief Negotiator for Commodities and Agreements
Harriet Lamb Fairtrade Labeling Organization International Chief Executive Officer
David Hallam Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. Chief, Commodities and
Trade Division
Rick Peyser Green Mountain Coffee Director of Social Advocacy
Gerardo De Leon Guatemala Anacafe and Fedecocagua Executive Board
G V Krishna Rau India Coffee Board Chairman (ex oficio)
Frederick Kawuma Inter-African Coffee Organization Secretary General
(vacant) Inter-American Development Bank
Markus Arbenz International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) Executive Director
Roberio Silva International Coffee Organization Executive Director
Karin Kreider International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling (ISEAL) Alliance Executive Director
Rodofo Trampe Mexican Coffee Association Executive Coordinator
Neil Lacroix Mondelēz International Director Sustainable Agriculture
William (Bill) Murray National Coffee Association USA President & CEO
Hans Jöhr Nestle Corporate Head of Agriculture
(vacant) OXFAM
Lorenzo Castillo Peru National Coffee Council Executive Director
Chris Wille Rainforest Alliance Chief, Sustainable Agriculture
Ric Rhinehart Specialty Coffee Association of America Chief Executive Officer
Mick Wheeler Specialty Coffee Association of Europe Executive Director
Dub Hay Starbucks Senior Vice President (retired)
Emeline Fellus Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform Manager
Thierry Buchs Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs Head Trade Promotion
Ulrich Hoffman United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Chief, Trade and Sustainable Development Section
Chris Kosnick US Agency for International Development EGAT Team Leader
Han de Groot Utz Certified Executive Director
Laura Raynolds Colorado State University Professor
Stefano Ponte Danish Institute for International Studies Head of Research
Ann Herbert International Labor Organization Researcher, Country Director
Udo Höggel University of Berne Professor
Angelo Zago University of Verona Professor Economics

* Members serve as voluntary advisors, their participation does not imply endorsement of the findings or of the institutions.