BOARD

The ProTerra Board of Directors is responsible for the strategic development of the ProTerra Foundation, overseeing day-to-day activities, finances and ensuring compliance of internal guidelines and assuring credibility of the Standard and the certification process.
Augusto Freire

Augusto Freire

ProTerra Foundation, Chairman of the Board

Director, Global Sustainability Market
Global ID Group
Porto Alegre, Brazil & Augsburg, Germany

Emese Brosz

Emese Brosz

responsible for European trade and sustainability at the fenaco GOF, is an agricultural engineer with an additional university degree in agricultural sciences.
Florian Faber

Florian Faber

Executive Director

ARGE Gentechnik-frei
Vienna, Austria

Jochen Koester

Jochen Koester

President AgroTrace S.A. Geneva, Switzerland

Board Member of Verband Lebensmittel ohne Gentechnik (VLOG) Berlin, Germany

Matthias Kroen

Matthias Kroen

Executive Director

Danube Soya Association
Vienna, Austria

Kenneth Ross

Kenneth Ross

CEO

Global ID Group
Fairfield, USA

Willem Piet van den Berg

Willem Piet van den Berg

Board Member

AtlasPROfilax
Maasland, The Netherlands

CERTIFICATION GOVERNANCE BOARD

A vital element to ensure the robustness of the ProTerra certification programme is the Certification Governance Board which is responsible for:

  • Periodical revision and up-dating of the ProTerra Standard; adhering to the ISEAL Guidelines for Standard Setting
  • Approval of certification bodies
  • Proper implementation of the ProTerra Certification scheme and the integrity program
  • The correct handling of complaints related to the implementation of the ProTerra Certification scheme

The Certification Governance Board consists of representatives from organisations of the agricultural value chain (including consumers, retailers, distributors, manufacturers of consumer products, traders, processors of raw agricultural commodities as well as agricultural producers).

Members of the Certification and Standard Committee:

  • Juliana Lopes, Sustainability Director, Amaggi Group, Brazilustria
  • João Shimada, Research Associate, Earth Innovation Institute, USA
  • Verginia Guazzelli, Quality System Director, Cert ID Brazil
  • Deise Caron, Quality System Manager, Cert ID Brazil
  • Dr. Alice Correa Ferlin, external consultant to the Certification Governance Board

Download: Terms of Reference – ProTerra Certification Governance Board

WE ARE INTERESTED IN YOUR QUESTIONS

Augusto Freire
Chairman

Email: augusto.freire@proterrafoundation.org
Cel: +55 51 9117-8541
Tel: +31 30 3200228
Skype: augustocmfreire

Graham Mitchell
Executive Director

Tel: +1-781-312-7812
Skype: mitchell.graham

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