Fairtrade America Names First CEO – Hans Theyer

Fairtrade America, the new organization representing the Fairtrade International (FLO) system in the U.S., today announced the appointment of Hans P. Theyer as its executive director. Prior to joining Fairtrade America, Hans helped create and run a consulting practice specializing in developing social impact strategies for businesses. He previously served as Executive Director of Agros International, a non-profit organization dedicated to rural poverty alleviation throughout Central America and Mexico. Hans was a leader in Microsoft’s Rural Computing effort, an initiative to empower emerging markets throughout the rural, developing world with access to information and communications technology.

Originally from Chile, Hans holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from London Business School. He has nearly 20 years of experience in business including sales, marketing and business development positions with Microsoft and leading international banking institutions.

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