Elena Schmidt

Standards Director

Sector Lead - Shipping

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. She also leads RSB’s work in the shipping sector.

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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Simone P. Souza

Project and Business Development Analyst

Simone is an environmental engineer who holds a PhD in Energy Planning from University of Campinas (UNICAMP), in association with the Biorenewables National Laboratory (LNBr). She works with RSB as part of our Business Development team and on special projects.

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Aurea Nardelli, PhD

Certification Manager and Technical Advisor

Aurea is using her 20 years of experience related to sustainability, environment and climate change to expand RSB’s outreach in Brazil and other South American countries and to assist biomaterials entities pursuing RSB certification.

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Arianna Baldo

Lead: Africa/Middle East & Strategic Projects

Sector Lead - Aviation

Arianna leads RSB’s business development activities in Africa and the Middle East and manages strategic projects with a global footprint.

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Nicola Noponen

Technical Advisor

Sector Lead - Chemicals & Polymers

Nicola uses her experience in supply chain sustainability and climate change to develop and implement technical advisory services of the RSB.

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Hannah Walker

Marketing & Communications Manager

Sector Lead - Textiles & Fibres

Hannah is responsible for marketing and communications at the RSB, as well as leading work on Textiles & Fibres.
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Tina Gyane

Finance & Administration Manager

Tina is responsible for the management of the RSB’s certification and membership processes and supports the organisation of RSB Events / General Assembly.

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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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