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Elena Schmidt

Standards Director

Elena leads the standards development team and coordinates the development and update of sustainability standards in partnership with more than 100 members from all sectors. Prior to the RSB, Elena worked for Tüv Süd, a German certification body, where she was responsible for audit programmes related to biofuels sustainability certification, green electricity certification and carbon footprints. As an auditor, Elena has gained comprehensive experience in auditing complex chain of custody settings. Elena managed several innovation projects for the development of new certification services which comprised not only of standard setting in cooperation with partners from the private and public sector, but also strategic business model development. Elena earned Master’s degrees in both Environmental and Political Sciences.

Email: elena.schmidt@rsb.org
Phone: +49 1575 6563085 (Germany)

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Jayant Sarnaik

Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF) (India)

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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Laxman Neupane

Kenya Forestry Research Institute - KEFRI (Kenya)

Laxman Neupane, is the Manager for the Centre for Empowerment and Development (CED) Nepal based in Bhaisepati, Lalitpur, Nepal. He joined CED Nepal in 2013 working for the Governance, Human Development and Sustainability Program, and promotes sustainable smallholder biofuels in Nepal.

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Meshack Odera Muga

Kenya Forestry Research Institute - KEFRI (Kenya)

Meshack has been employed by KEFRI since 1990 and is now a Principal Research Officer charged with problem analysis, project development and management, science writing, formulation of policy briefs, information dissemination, monitoring and evaluation, training, partnerships and networking.

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Kevin Fingerman

Humboldt State University (USA)

Dr. Kevin Fingerman is an Assistant Professor in the department of Environmental Science and Management at Humboldt State University.

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Helena Chum

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (USA)

Dr. Helena Li Chum is a Research Fellow at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, one of ten in this group.

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Andrew Pozniak (Chair)

Green Aviation International Association (UK)

Andrew Pozniak is a director of Green Aviation International Association, a small nonprofit UK-based organisation founded in 2008.

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The RSB offers trusted, credible tools and solutions for sustainability and biomaterials certification that mitigate business risk, fuels the bioeconomy and contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals that enables restoration of ecosystems and the promotion of food security.

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