Elena Schmidt
Executive Director (interim) elena.schmidt@rsb.org

Elena Schmidt is RSB’s interim 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 Energy. Elena has extensive experience with sustainability programmes and a strong record of delivering product and business model innovations.

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.

Phone: +49 1575 6563085 (Germany)