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Secretariat

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The Secretariat, also known as the RSB Team, is responsible for the day-to-day management of RSB activities. It ensures the ongoing development of RSB’s sustainability framework, as well as its promotion and implementation through certification and policy.

RSB is headquartered at the International Environment House 2 in Geneva, Switzerland, with staff from five continents.

Meet the team below.

Chamber 1

Christophe Beaunoir

Saipol – Chamber 1 – Growers & Producers

Christophe is CEO of Saipol, a subsidiary and agro-industrial pillar of Groupe Avril. Since, 2017, he has been leading the French company’s transformation through a re-focus on sustainable solutions addressing major transitions to mitigate climate change and environmental challenges.   After post graduating from Cranfield Institute of Technology and UniLasalle Beauvais, Christophe started his career […]

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Karyn Jones

Gevo – Chamber 1 – Growers & Producers

Karyn Jones has served as Director of Sustainability at Gevo since May of 2022. At Gevo, Ms. Jones leads a team of sustainability experts focused on lifecycle analysis, soil health, climate smart agriculture, sustainability, low-carbon fuels compliance, SAF decarbonisation strategies, and carbon accounting/markets. Ms. Jones holds a BS in Environmental Science from the University of […]

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Oona Koski

UPM Biofuels – Chamber 1 – Growers & Producers

Oona Koski is a Sustainability Manager at UPM Biofuels. She joined UPM nearly 10 years ago and has an extensive experience on sustainability. Oona’s role in UPM Biofuels is focused on sustainability and market development with a wide scope including existing advanced biofuels, as well as the new innovations in Power-to-X solutions and new fuel […]

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Chamber 2

Ingrid Marie Andersen

A.P. Moller – Maersk – Chamber 2 – End Users, Blenders & Investors

Ingrid Marie Andersen is Head of Decarbonisation Targets & Life Cycle Assessment at A.P. Moller – Maersk.   Ingrid Marie graduated from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) with a MSc in Engineering Design and Applied Mechanics and a PhD in global wave induced vibrations in large container ships from the same university in 2014. […]

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Tom Berg

SkyNRG – Chamber 2 – End Users, Blenders & Investors

Tom Berg is a Senior Policy and Sustainability Manager at SkyNRG, a leader in the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry. He is responsible for shaping and implementing SkyNRG’s ambitious sustainability principles into its SAF supply chains, and manages the interaction with SkyNRG’s independent Sustainability Advisory Board – comprised of NGOs and academia, which guides SkyNRG […]

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Julien Manhes

Airbus – Chamber 2 – End Users, Blenders & Investors

Julien Manhes graduated from ENSICA, a French aerospace engineer school, in 2001 and got a master in project management from the French business school HEC in 2002. He started his aviation career in 2002 at Aircelle (now known as SAFRAN nacelle), a French engine nacelle manufacturer fully owned by the SAFRAN group. Julien joined Airbus […]

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Chamber 3

Fongoh Eric

ICENECDEV – Director RSB Board – Chamber 3

Fongoh Eric is the Co-founder and Director of  International Centre for Environmental Education and Community Development (ICENECDEV) with more than 15 years  experiences in environmental project management, resource mobilisation, capacity building in environmental development programmes. Fongoh Eric has experience in developing and drafting environmental policies and providing technical /advisory support on the accreditation of ICENECDEV and partners to […]

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Humphrey Nxumalo

Solidaridad – Chamber 3 – Social

Humphrey (Nkosinathi) Nxumalo is the Regional Head of Programmes at Solidaridad Network – Southern Africa.   A strong program and project management professional with a Masters in Business Administration focused in Project Management from Management College of Southern Africa, Humphrey has a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organisation management industry.

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Harry Stokes

Gaia Project – Chamber 3 – Social

Harry Stokes is executive director of Project Gaia, Inc., a nonprofit that facilitates development of alcohol fuels. Project Gaia was founded in 1995 and began its work in Africa in 2000. It has affiliates in Ethiopia and Nigeria and collaborators in many other countries. Harry Stokes is a forester by training with a Master’s in […]

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Chamber 4

Edie Juno

Forestry Specialist, NWF – Chamber 4 – Environmental

Edie Juno is a forestry specialist at the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Here, Edie works on policy relating to forest bioenergy, sustainable forest stewardship, and natural climate solutions involving private lands. Prior to joining NWF, she worked at the World Resources Institute on forest ecosystem services research. She holds a B.S. in Biology and earned […]

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Neva Murtha

Senior Corporate Campaigner, Canopy – Chamber 4 – Environmental

Neva leads Canopy’s Next Generation Solutions Campaign and works with major brands to develop visionary procurement policies for forest conservation and Next Generation Solutions scale up.  She has led or participated in the critical review panels of four different life cycle analyses, comparing wood fibre to agricultural residues.  She also oversees the development of Canopy’s […]

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James Reeler

WWF South Africa – Chamber 4 – Environmental

James Reeler holds a BSc in Biology from the University of Zimbabwe in Harare, and an MSc in Climate Change and Development from the University of Cape Town. He joined the Worldwide Fund for Nature South Africa in 2012, where he currently holds the position of Senior Climate Specialist.   He has worked on climate […]

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Chamber 5

Patrick Lynch

Founder & CEO, Bioledger – Chamber 5 – UN, Governments & Research

Patrick Lynch is responsible for compliance and supported commercial development of Greenergy’s international biofuels supply chain. This includes development of Greenergy Brazilian Sugarcane Standard which became the first EC approved Voluntary Scheme for RED. Drafted the first used cooking oil audit protocols for RTFO and RED compliance in 2010.  These were later drafted into RTFO […]

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Richard A. Olliver

Aplethora Energy Services – Chamber 5 – UN, Governments and Research

Mr. Olliver has over 40 years experience in the global energy and infrastructure industries. His current focus is on the Energy sector, with an emphasis on project development, EPC strategies and energy process technology commercialisation consistent with the concepts of waste-to-energy (WTE), cleantech, green technologies, sustainability and the circular economy. He has served as a […]

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Dr Abubeker Yimam

Associate Professor, Addis Ababa Institute of Technology – Chamber 5 – UN, Governments and Research

Dr. Abubeker Yimam is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Addis Ababa Institute of Technology. Dr Abubeker served as Dean of School of Chemical and Bioengineering, Addis Ababa University (2016-2022), as President of Ethiopian Society of Chemical Engineers (2016-2018), and was a visiting professor at University of Toulouse in 2019. Since 2019, he has […]

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