La Junta Directiva de Fairtrade International
Molly Harriss Olson, Chair of Board
Molly Harriss Olson is a Director of Eco Futures, an Australian-based international policy firm working on building sustainable strategies with business, government and civic leaders; and is an internationally recognised leader on sustainability. Ms Olson is co-founder of Earthmark; and the Founder of the National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development. She also serves on the Boards of the Green Building Council of Australia, and is Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board of Ecos Magazine.
Ms Olson worked in the White House as the Founding Executive Director of the President's Council on Sustainable Development. Between 1995-97, she was President and CEO of The Natural Step, a non-profit environmental education organisation working with business leaders.
Marike de Peña, Vice Chair
Marike de Peña is Vice President of the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Small Producer Organizations (CLAC) and has served on its board since 2006. She has also served as Director of Banelino, a banana co-operative composed of nearly 400 small farmers in the Northwestern Dominican Republic, since 2000.
Marike was born in Holland, but has lived and worked in the Dominican Republic for 25 years. Among other positions, she worked for the Dominican Land Reform Institute, where she supported small farmer groups in developing sustainable agricultural practices. She continued her focus on supporting small farmers by co-founding the Banelino cooperative in 1996. The cooperative works to defend the interests of farmers in the market and promotes strong farmer alliances and organization. Marike is also coordinator of a network of banana farmers, and president of the Dominican national platform for small Fairtrade farmers.
A strong advocate for the power of Fairtrade, Marike believes that it provides the social, economic and environmental conditions necessary for farmers to take control of their own lives and produce real and long-lasting development.
Frans De Bie
Dr. Esther Guluma is a senior manager and a development professional. She has an extensive knowledge of key issues and organisations in international development, with a record of research, policy advisory and public affairs work, and is also on the Board of Directors of the Israeli Fund for UNICEF.
Having served as the Regional Director for UNICEF in West and Central Africa and as the Deputy Regional Director for South Asia, she accumulated over 30 years of development experience and is familiar with child labour issues. Prior to that, Guluma was a Project Manager for the US Agency for International Development (AID). This, and her previous posts as UNICEF Representative to Benin, and UNICEF Deputy Representative to Liberia and to Kenya, contributed to her extensive experience in advocacy, in particular for child protection and gender.
In addition to her international development experience, Esther Guluma has expertise in research design and teaching at the university level and is currently lecturing at the Medical School for International Health in Israel, as well as in a number of other academic institutions. Esther Guluma has a PhD in Sociology.
John Kay is Chief Executive Officer of the United Community Services Cooperative and Chair of the Board of The Affordable Sustainable Habitats Foundation. Prior to joining the United Community Services Cooperative, he held senior positions in the private and public sectors. On the Fairtrade International Board, John represents Labelling Initiatives and chairs the Finance Committee. John is a Certified Management Accountant and holds an Executive MBA from the Segal Graduate School of Business at Simon Fraser University. John also Chairs the Board of Fairtrade Canada.
Steve Knapp is the CEO of Fairtrade ANZ. Fairtrade is a global initiative that aims to improve livelihoods for farmers and workers in developing countries through fair terms of trade. Steve was involved in the establishment of Fairtrade ANZ as the Regional Labelling Initiative member of Fairtrade International. Steve is also a board member of Fairtrade International. Originally from the UK, Steve has a background in social enterprise and commercial business. He graduated from the London School of Economics and Post Grad Development Studies from Victoria University Wellington.
Wanja Lundby-Wedin has been President of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation since 2000. Between 2007 and 2011 she also held the role of President of the European Trade Union Confederation.
After having worked as an assistant nurse in Stockholm, she began her trade union career in 1981 at the Swedish Municipal Workers’ Union, and has remained a passionate trade unionist ever since. She is committed to the vision of a just society, where all have access to a decent working environment.
Bharath Mandanna is Vice President of the Plantation Division of Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Ltd, where he has worked for over 30 years. He is responsible for the corporation’s tea plantations in India and Tanzania, all of which are Fairtrade certified. He also holds the position of Chairman of the Joint Body Foundation, which comprises three large tea-estates Mudis, Singampatti and Dunsandle.
For the past four years Bharath has been Chairman of the Indian Producers network, known as the Association of Indian Fairtrade Producers (AIFP). Additionally he has been an active board member of the Fairtrade Network of Asian and Pacific Producers (NAPP) for five years and was elected Chairman of the network at the last General Assembly which took place in January 2012 in India.
Noel Maxwell Oettlé was born and educated in Cape Town. He represents producer organizations in Africa and is also a Board member of the African Fairtrade Network. After farming fruit for 13 years, he began working in the fields of rural development and sustainable resources. 1989 he joined the University of KwaZulu Natal, and subsequently became the director of the Farmer Support Group, and agricultural development and extension institute of the university.
Among other positions he took over the years, Oettlé contributed to a couple of United Nations Agreements and projects. During one of the UNCCD’s pilot projects, he provided support to a Fairtrade certified tea producer organisation. Since then, many other farmers relied on his help and knowledge.
Fair Trade has been an important focus of his work since 2003, and he has been involved in the movement in different ways, from working with producers to participating in the governance of the fair trade system nationally and internationally. He was instrumental in establishing the Association for Fairness in Trade and the Southern African Fairtrade Network (now Fairtrade Africa Southern African Region) and remains convinced that fair trade can deliver important developmental benefits to disadvantaged communities.
Chip Pitts teaches CSR and Sustainability at Stanford, Oxford, and business and law schools in China and Korea. Co-author and editor of the leading CSR Law textbook, and Advisor to the UN Global Compact, he is also a human rights activist and expert in good governance and change leadership. Former Chair of Amnesty International USA and other non-profits, former Chief Legal Officer of Nokia, Inc., and successful technology entrepreneur, additional current advisory board memberships include the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (London) and EPIC (D.C.).
Peter Gaynor is the executive director of the Irish Fair Trade Network (IFTN) where he has worked for over 15 years. The IFTN, with financial support from the Irish Government's official overseas development assistance programme, Irish Aid, has been one of the largest contributors to Fairtrade International capacity building projects for small farmers in both Central America and East Africa in recent years. The IFTN has also long been a supporter of improving the workings of the Fairtrade Labelling system in hired labour situations and Peter is the Chair of the Fairtrade International Workers' Rights Advisory Committee.
Andrea Schlehuber represents Fairtrade registered traders. Schlehuber is the General Manager of EZA Fairer Handel GmbH, the largest Fair Trade company in Austria.
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