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Deberson Ferreira Jesus

Director RSB Board - Chamber 3 - Social

Dr. Deberson Ferreira Jesus received a PhD in Political Sociology at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil) with internship as research in the field of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick (UK). Additionally, he received two undergraduate degrees in political Science and Sociology from the Federal University of Mato Grosso in Brazil. His research has investigated into aspects of trans-national governance of the commodities supply chain through sustainability standards and certifications.

Since 2008, he is a staff member (currently, manager of International Relations) at Federal University of Mato Grosso, and associate researcher at the Institute of Research in Risk and Sustainability (IRIS) since 2013. Additionally, he is a researcher at the NGO Ethical Sugar since 2015. Since 2010, Dr. Jesus has been studying the field of policies, social conditions and governance in the global system of biofuels, focusing primarily on sugarcane.

As an expert in the sugar/energy industries, he holds membership in both Ethical Sugar and IRIS. He is a regular contributor to publications within the sugar/biofuel sectors, with particular attention to the socio-environmental governance, risks and impacts thereof. He has also authored research papers about the multiple and complex social links between risks, governance challenges and sustainability strategies, especially through transnational certifications.

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Bing Xu

Heriot Watt University - Director RSB Board - Chamber 5

Dr Bing Xu is an Associate Professor in Finance in the School of Social Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.

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Laurel Harmon

Lanzatech - Director RSB Board - Chamber 1

Dr. Harmon provides policy direction and leadership on international legislative and regulatory matters and develops collaborative research and demonstration projects for LanzaTech.

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Maiju Helin

UPM Biofuels - Director RSB Board - Chamber 1

Maiju Helin is Head of Sustainability and Market Development at UPM Biofuels based in Helsinki, Finland.

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Jayant Sarnaik

Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF) (India) - Director RSB Board - Chamber 4

Jayant Sarnaik, based in Pune, Maharashtra, India is founder member and joint director of the Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF), a conservation NGO.

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Robert Boyd

IATA - Treasurer RSB Board - Chamber 2

Robert Boyd holds the position of Manager Environment – Alternative Fuels, within the Environment department at the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

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Deberson Ferreira Jesus

Ethical Sugar - Director RSB Board - Chamber 3

Dr. Deberson Ferreira Jesus received a PhD in Political Sociology at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil). His research has investigated aspects of trans-national governance of commodity supply chains through sustainability standards and certification.

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