Steering Committee

The TFA Steering Committee is comprised of representatives of Partner organizations who help steer the strategic direction of TFA and support management decisions. Steering Committee members provide a balanced representation of consumer and forest countries, businesses along the value chain and civil society organizations.

Andreas Dahl-Joergensen Andreas Dahl-Joergensen
Managing Director, Norway’s International Climate & Forest Initiative

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Arifin Rudiyanto Arifin Rudiyanto
Deputy Minister, Indonesian Ministry of National Development, Indonesia

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Carol Jagio Gonzalez Aguilar Carol Jagio Gonzalez Aguilar
Women and Family Coordinator, OPIAC

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Craig Hanson Craig Hanson
Global Director, Food, Forest, Water World Resources Institute

Director of Food, Forests, and Water Programs, WRI. Craig co-developed a number of the Program’s projects including Global Forest Watch, the Global Restoration Initiative, the Forest Legality Alliance, and the Food Loss and Waste Protocol. Previously, Craig managed WRI’s Green Power Market Development Group, a coalition of a dozen Fortune 500 companies that helped pioneer corporate energy markets in the United States. Prior to joining WRI in 2002, Craig was a management consultant in Europe and the United States with McKinsey & Company.

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Chris McGrath Chris McGrath
Vice-President and Chief of Global Impact, Sustainability and Well-being, Mondelez International

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Dominic Waughray Dominic Waughray
Managing Director, Head of the Centre for Global Public Goods, World Economic Forum

Head Public Private Partnerships, Member Management Committee World Economic Forum. Dominic has led the environment and resource security agenda at the World Economic Forum since 2006.Dominic is an International Fellow of IIED; an Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs; a Trustee of The Climate Group, Chair of the 2030 Water Resources Group Executive Committee; and Chair of the UNFCCC Momentum for Change Advisory Panel on Climate Finance.

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Col.  Ernest Ahoulou Kouamé Col. Ernest Ahoulou Kouamé
Coordinator and Permanent Executive Secretary of SEP- REDD, Ivory Coast

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Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
Coordinator, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad

Expert in adaptation and mitigation of Indigenous Peoples on Climate Change, traditional knowledge on the adaptation of pastoralists in Africa, expert on women and climate change in Africa. Also she is Co-Chair of International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change, representing CSO at the UNCCD and she is Policy board Member of the United Nations- Indigenous Peoples Partnership (UNIPP). Member of the Executive committee of the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC), representative of the Congo Basin Region.

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Iván Darío Valencia Iván Darío Valencia
Consultant, Zero-Deforestation, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia

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Janet Lawson Janet Lawson
Agriculture Development Officer, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

As an Agriculture Investment Advisor in USAID's Bureau for Food Security, Janet works to catalyze agricultural investment and finance to improve food security and nutrition, stimulate agricultural development, and reduce poverty. Janet also worked in USAID's Land and Urban Office focusing on land tenure and served as an Agriculture Officer at USAID's Missions in Guatemala and Cambodia.

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Jeremy Goon Jeremy Goon
Chief Sustainability Officer, Wilmar International

Chief Sustainability Officer at Wilmar International, Jeremy is responsible for driving the implementation of Wilmar’s No Deforestation, No New Peat Development and No Exploitation Policy.

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Kavita Prakash-Mani Kavita Prakash-Mani
Global Conservation Director, WWF International

Kavita is the Global Conservation Director at WWF. She is responsible for the WWF Practices delivering against the WWF conservation goals to protect and restore habitats including landscapes, freshwater systems and oceans; protect species; and tackle climate change. This combines work with the food system, harnessing markets and the financial sector, and engaging communities. She leads the development of WWF strategy and approach, partnership development and engagement, planning and performance as well as campaigns.

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Laura Prada Laura Prada
Executive Director, Imaflora

Executive Director of Imaflora. Laura is an agronomist and has worked for at Imaflora for more than 10 years. With Imaflora, her work has varied between certification systems, directly in the field, in audits process and performance evaluations. In between rejoining Imaflora in 2016, Laura was a consultant at EcosSISTEMAS, a consultancy for companies and industries of the agriculture and forestry sector. Since April of 2016 she come back to Imaflora to the Executive Director position. Laura has also lived for other 10 years in a small organic farm, applying her knowledge of agroecology, producing organic products for the local market and restoring the ecosystem there.

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Mansuetus Darto Mansuetus Darto
National Coordinator, Indonesia’s Palm Oil Smallholder Union (SPKS)

Long-time assisting smallholders, working to encourage best agriculture practices for smallholder and villagers and encouarge governement and company to respect for smallholders on the collaboration. In his role at the SPKS, one of the largest smallholder unions in Indonesia, he continually works to empower farmers to become independent and sustainability. He regularly represents smallholders’ interests at sustainable palm oil round-tables, and has been a coordinator for the Forum of Sustainable Oil Palm Smallholders (FORTASBI) since 2014.

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Mike Doryen Mike Doryen
Managing Director, Forestry Development Authority, Liberia

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Mirko de Ponti Mirko de Ponti
Coordinating Policy Advisor on Climate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands

Throughout his career, Mirko has been driven by the desire to make the world more politically stable, more socially equitable and more environmentally sustainable. After a short stint in the private sector, Mirko joined his country’s Diplomatic Service to pursue those ambitions, working with governments, companies, and NGOs on issues such as human rights, trade, development, energy, and biodiversity. His current portfolio of work focuses on climate and forests.

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Neil Scotland Neil Scotland
Senior Forestry Advisor, Department for International Development (DFID)

Twenty-five years of experience with international development, climate change, natural resources, sustainable trade and finance in the public and private sectors. Currently a senior adviser in the UK Department for International Development (DFID), working on forests, sustainable agriculture and land use. Also contributes to UK government engagement on a range of other sustainable development challenges, including plastic pollution, international climate finance and climate resilience. Previously led and managed programmes to tackle climate change and use natural resources sustainably in developing countries, and worked to deliver a sustainable finance and investment strategy for emerging markets in a large commercial bank.

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Nick Martell-Bundock Nick Martell-Bundock
Senior Director, CR & Sustainable Development, Cargill, Inc.

Nick is an advocate for sustainable business and is committed to the development of socially, environmentally & economically responsible food systems. In a 20-year career in food & agriculture, Nick has held senior commercial & sustainable supply chain roles in companies across retail (Sainsburys), foodservice (Whitbread) and manufacturing (Twinings). From 2011 to 2015 he led procurement & sustainability shared service functions at Oxfam GB. At Cargill, Nick advises business and functional leadership to address sustainable development issues; working in partnership to deliver on Cargill’s global land use & forest protection policies, action plans and Cargill’s Commitment on Human Rights.

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Susan Krohn Susan Krohn
Head of Division - Financing of International Climate Action and Environmental Protection, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety

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Wei Peng Wei Peng
Head of Sustainability, COFCO International

Wei is responsible for developing and leading COFCO International’s sustainability strategy and programmes, as well as stakeholder engagement and partnerships. Prior to joining COFCO International, Wei worked with UNEP Finance Initiative, a partnership between United Nations and the global financial sector to advance sustainable finance. Wei holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in International Trade and Economics.

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TFA Team

The TFA team supports the day-to-day operations of the Alliance, designing and organizing workshops and meetings, engaging new and existing Partners, facilitating best practice exchange and supporting Partners to reach their deforestation commitments.

Andrea Werneburg Andrea Werneburg

Ashley Bastiampillai Ashley Bastiampillai

Björn Dupong Björn Dupong

Carolina Brandão Carolina Brandão

Chunquan Zhu Chunquan Zhu

Cristina Hastings Cristina Hastings

Daniel Coronel Daniel Coronel

Danielle Sadi Carreira Danielle Sadi Carreira

Eduardo Caldas Eduardo Caldas

Erwin S. Widodo Erwin S. Widodo

Fabiola Zerbini Fabiola Zerbini

Felipe Carazo Felipe Carazo

Gianluca Gygax Gianluca Gygax

Janne Siregar Janne Siregar

Javier Ortiz Javier Ortiz

Jennifer Ferguson-Mitchell Jennifer Ferguson-Mitchell

Justin Adams Justin Adams

Leony Aurora Leony Aurora

Ornella Nicolacci Ornella Nicolacci

Pengyu Li Pengyu Li

Petra Tanos Petra Tanos

Sabali Meschi Sabali Meschi

Yuan Zhang Yuan Zhang