RSB SECRETARIAT

The RSB Secretariat is responsible for the day–to–day management of RSB activities.

It ensures the ongoing development of the RSB Standard as well as its promotion and implementation through certification and policy.

The RSB’s main office is located in Geneva, Switzerland, and staff are based in Africa, Europe and South America.

Elena Schmidt

Executive Director

Elena is RSB’s Executive Director. Elena Schmidt joined the RSB in 2015 and has served as the RSB Standards Director since that time. Prior to joining the RSB, she was Head of the TÜV SÜD Certification Body for Climate and […]

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Arianna Baldo

Programme Director // Sector Lead: Aviation

Arianna is based in Cape Town, South Africa and is RSB’s Programme Director, as well as leading our work in the aviation sector. She coordinates RSB’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) projects and partnerships, and engages stakeholders globally to support the […]

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Nicola Noponen

Technical Director // Sector Lead: Chemicals & Polymers

Nicola is responsible for the development of new RSB Standards and procedures, and the continuous improvement of existing ones. This involves interaction with RSB’s membership, scientific experts, and stakeholder community to ensure that the RSB Standards rely on solid science […]

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Hannah Walker

Outreach & Engagement Director // Sector Lead: Textiles & Fibres

As Outreach & Engagement Director, Hannah is responsible for all outreach and engagement activities at the RSB, as well as a member of the leadership team. She oversees the development of RSB’s membership community, the creation of events throughout the […]

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