Fairtrade International USA Announces First Board & Office Staff

With a newly established office in Washington, D.C., Fairtrade International USA announced its Board of Directors and Interim Operations Manager. The Interim Operations Manager, Enrique Hennings, was appointed in December 2012.

The newly elected Board of Directors is made up of 5 representatives:

Raul del Aguila is Managing Director of COCLA, a second grade Fairtrade certified cooperative in Peru made up of 23 primary cooperatives; Dr. Bama Athreya is a leading voice in the US on issues of forced labor, trafficking and child labor. Most recently, Bama served as Executive Director of United to End Genocide; Tony Hall leads the Fair Trade Town initiative in Irvine, California, and is the Regional Representative for the Pacific Rim for the WFTO; Werner Kiene since 2010 has been Chairman of the Compliance Review Panel of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C.; Nick Orton currently serves as Board Secretary for Fairtrade Canada and manages a fish processing and smoking business.

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