Advisory Panel Members

AP Member Brief biographical information Based in
Mr. Carlos Pérez del Castillo (Chair) Former Special Advisor on International Trade Negotiations to the President of the Republic of Uruguay. Chairman of the WTO General Council, as Vice-Minister and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay (1995-1998) and Permanent Secretary of the Latin American Economic System (1987-1991). Mr. Perez is a member of the Board of the International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council (IPC), and a small cattle farmer. Currently independent consultant. Uruguay
Dr. Jean-Marc Anga Executive Director of the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO). A national from Côte d’Ivoire in West Africa, Dr. Jean-Marc Anga has over 20 years’ experience in agricultural commodity development, seventeen of which have been acquired in the International Cocoa Organization. Dr. Anga was initially project analyst in the Ministry of Agriculture of Côte d’Ivoire, before rising to become Deputy National Coordinator in the Plant Protection Department. In 1996, he became Project Officer at the ICCO, then Project Manager and in 2005, Dr. Anga rose to the post of Director of the Economics and Statistics Division of ICCO. UK
Mr. Robério Silva Former Director of the Coffee Department in the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply; Commodities Secretary in the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade; Executive Secretary of the Brazilian Chamber of Foreign Trade (CAMEX); Secretary General of the Association of Coffee Producing Countries; and Secretary General of the Brazilian Federation of Coffee Exporters. Currently Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization. UK
Mr. Musa Muwanga Former Senior Agriculturalist at the National. Currently Chief Executive Officer, National Organic Agricultural Movement of Uganda (NOGAMU). Uganda
Mr. Mark Furniss Former Trader ED&F Mann; Specialty Coffee Manager Volcafe; Currently Director Volcafe (with specific responsibility business development, CSR, and sustainability). Switzer-land
Mr. Kit Chan Producer, exporter, Director K-Farms Malaysia. Malaysia
Ms. Karin Kreider Former Director, Sustainable Agriculture Rainforest Alliance. Currently Scaling Up director at ISEAL Alliance. UK
Mr. Lelissa Daba Currently Director Ethiopian Cleaner Production Centre (ECPC). Ethiopia
Mr. Bo Van Ezakker Researcher and Agronomist. Currently Managing Director Agro Eco-LB. Holland
Mr. Ong Kung Wai Researcher and Analyst. Senior contributor to The Organic Monitor. Currently Senior Standard Advisor and Analyst, IFOAM. Malaysia
Mr. Jason Potts Researcher, author. Formerly manager Sustainable Markets and Responsible Trade (SMART) for IISD. Currently Program Manager-Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST). Canada
Mr. Daniele Giovannucci President and Co-Founder of Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA). USA
Ms. Purity Karuga Formerly, Programme Coordinator Eco Mark Africa. Currently Phd candidate McGill University. Canada
Dr. Demel Teketay Fanta Formerly, worked as the African Regional Director for FSC between 2003 and 2009. Currently Executive Manager of Eco Mark Africa. Kenya
Mr. Bjarne Pedersen In the consumer movement for more than 15 years and started working at CI as a policy officer in 2001. Currently Global Director – Consumers International- Partnerships and organisational empowerment. Malaysia
Mr. Paul Walakira Researcher and University instructor. Currently working with the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) as a Standards Officer. Uganda
Mr. Nico Roozen Launched Max Havelaar, the first Fairtrade certification initiative in 1988. In 1996, Roozen launched AgroFair, the first Fairtrade fruit company in Europe. Currently is director of the Dutch development agency Solidaridad. Holland
Mr. Peter Lunenborg Economist. Currently Trade for Development program South Centre. Switzer-land
Ms. Therese Baptiste-Cornelis Independent Consultant. Former Ambassador, Permanent Representative for the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations Offices at Geneva. Former Health Minister for Trinidad and Tobago. Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus and the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business. Currently Ambassador, Permanent Representative for the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations Offices at Geneva. Belgium
Ms. Charlotte Hebebrand Former, Chief Executive International Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council (IPC).  Prior served as Special Advisor with the European Commission’s Washington Delegation on international development, trade, agriculture and food safety issues and at the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy Division. USA
Mr. Michiel A Hendriksz Former Head Trading & Sourcing, currently Director of Sustainability, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) Cocoa Division. Vice-Chairman of the Joint Committee on Sustainability of ECA, WCF, FCC and Coabisco. Advisory board expert on various international sustainability platforms. Executive Committee member of World Cocoa Foundation and Steering Committee member of BMGF Cocoa Livelihood Program. Switzer-land
Mr. Edouard Bizumu-remyi Commercial Attaché of the Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the UN and the WTO. Switzer-land
Ms. Claudine Musitelli Vice-president, Ethical Sourcing and Food Safety Initiatives at the Consumers Goods Forum. France
Prof. Dr. Pieter Glasbergen Chair Utrecht-Nijmegen Programme on Partnerships. Honorary Professor Maastricht University-ICIS. Emeritus professor Utrecht University and the Netherlands Open University. Holland
Mr. Joakim Reiter Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD as on 1 April 2015.

Mr. Reiter, who has held high-level diplomatic positions as a representative of his country, has extensive experience in trade negotiations and wide-ranging expertise in trade and development and in dealing with multilateral organizations.

Immediately prior to joining UNCTAD, Mr. Reiter was the Deputy Director General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, heading the Department for International Trade Policy. In that role, he oversaw the formulation of Sweden’s policies and priorities with respect to, inter alia, trade and investment issues, traderelated technical assistance and corporate social responsibility, as well as the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), UNCTAD and the European Union’s bilateral and regional trade negotiations. He also represented Sweden on the OECD Trade Committee.


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