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Business purposes and units of FSC AC, IC and GD

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The Forest Stewardship Council International (FSC International) consist of the entities “FSC Asociación Civil” (FSC AC), “FSC International Center GmbH” (FSC IC) and “FSC Global Development Gmbh” (FSC GD). While the latter two are located in Bonn,Germany, FSC AC is located in Oaxaca, Mexico, and is the mother organization of FSC IC and FSC GD. FSC Invesments and Partnerships is associated with FSC International and located in Seattle, U.S.

FSC Asociación Civil

Kim Carstensen, Director General

Directors Office

Guillermina Garza, Director

John Hontelez, Chief Advocacy Officer

Membership and Administration
Rosalina Guzmán, Accountant
Lore Castellanos, Accountant
Alma Rosa Bartolo, Membership Officer

FSC International Center

Performance and Standards Unit

Hans Joachim Droste, Policy and Standards Director
Amrita Narayanan, Relationship Manager
Cecilia Gervasi, Administrative Assistant
Iris Budweth, Administrative Assistant

Forest Management Program
Pasi Miettinen, Program Manager
Maria Pilar Melero Bravo, Policy Manager (Forest Management)
Diana Franco Gil, Policy Manager (Forest Management)
Ilia Osepashvili, Policy Manager Forest Stewardship Standards

Chain of Custody Program
Lucia Fernanda Mayer Massaroth, Program Manager
Dorothee Jung, Policy Manager (Chain of Custody)

Controlled Wood Program
Joanna Nowakowska, Program Manager
Tatjana Stutzkowsky, Policy Manager (Controlled Wood)
Tania Einfeldt, Policy Manager (Controlled Wood)
Manu Jose Mattam, Manager Controlled Wood Implementation
William Cook, Officer (Controlled Wood)
Nicolas Mesia Rojas, Officer Controlled Wood Risk Assessments
Sean Zeng, Officer (Controlled Wood) Implementation and Risk Assessments
Cynthia Peñaloza, Student Assistant (Controlled Wood)

Ecosystem Services Program
Chris Henschel, Program Manager
Rosario Galán, Policy Manager (Ecosystem Services)
Mauro Ciriminna, Policy Manager (ForCES Project)

Social Program
Joachim Meier-Dörnberg, Social Policy Manager

FSC Global Development

Kim Carstensen, Managing Director
Frank Harnischfeger, Chief Operating Officer
Angela Rott, Executive Assistant to the Managing Director
Kathleen Gulino, Executive Assistant and Project Assistant Director's Office
Anakarina Perez Oropeza, Global Engagement Manager
L. Fernando Rodriguez Terron, Interim Project Portfolio Manager

Quality Assurance Unit

Stefan Salvador, Director

Dispute Resolution Program
Salem Jones, Program Manager (Dispute Resolution)
Amparo Arellano Gil, Manager (Dispute Resolution)
Alexander Green, Officer (Dispute Resolution)

Monitoring and Evaluation Program
Marion Karmann, Program Manager
Franck Trolliet, Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation)
Jiwon Sung, Student Assistant

Quality Assurance Program
Rob Ukkerman, Program Manager (Quality Assurance)
Christina Endemann, Officer (Quality Assurance)

Training Program
Minal Vaz, Training Manager

Supply Chain Integrity Program
Phil Guillery, Director
Emily Crumley, Supply Chain Integrity Manager

Communications Unit

Karen van der Westhuizen, Director Communications
Skirmante Tumosaite, Administrative Assistant
Laura Schmitz, Student Assistant

Communications Program
Carla Brown, Program Manager
Jesse Cruz, Communications Officer
Estelle Ducroquet, Communications Officer 
Viktoria Taterra, Interim Communications Officer 

Visual Creativity
Arturo Escobar, Creative Manager
Mia Calderon Simo, Student Assistant

Online Communications
Diana Negrea, Program Manager 
Zohaib Zafar, Website Officer
Hasan Mosharrof, Student Assistant

Media Management
Alexander Dunn, Program Manager
Elaina Wahl, Social Media Officer

Market and Development Unit

Jeremy Harrison, Director Market Development Unit
Ann-Kathrin Hartmann, Administrative Assistant

Key Account Management Program
Julian Nierentz, Program Manager
Felix Romero Cañizares, Key Account Manager
Anushree Shukla, Key Account Manager
Luca Costa, Key Account Officer

Trademark Support Program
Saija Hotti, Program Manager
Vicky Tran, Manager (Trademark Support)
Ana-Maria Baban, Manager (Trademark Support)

Marketing Program
Carla Tavares, Program Manager
Sara Sánchez, Officer (Marketing)
Emmanuel Anger, Brand Manager
Subhadip Biswas, Student Assistant

Human Resources and Facility Management Department

Matthias Fecht, Head of HR and Facility Management
Agnes Szabo, Officer (Human Resources)
Benjamin Paul, Assistant (Human Resources)
Bea Eimermacher, Assistant (Human Resources)
Michèle Schiffer, Administrative Assistant
Astrid Lehmberg, Administrative Assistant
Muhittin Kaya, Building Maintenance
Felix Luenzer, Student Assistant

Legal Department

Sebastian Wieschalla, Head of Legal Department
Justina Vaiciute, Legal Counsel
Caroline Camp, Trademark Counsel
Ugreson Maistry, Trademark Counsel
Maria Migalina, Legal Officer
Morncliff Mudzvatangi, Trademark Administrator
Patricia Odongo-Behnert, Legal Assistant
Sophia Hirschberg, Student Assistant 

Finance Department

André Selbach, Head of Finance
Klaus Büntgen-Ezelius, Accountant
Bernd Pieper, Accountant
Antonela Rados, Accountant
Christin Bartke, Accountant

Knowledge Management and IT

Michael Marus, Director Knowledgemanagement and IT
René Schmitz, Program Manager (IT Systems Development)
Maik Siebert, Officer (IT Systems Development)
Mohammed Sheriff, Officer (IT Systems Development)
Ravikiran Bhat, Student Assistant (IT Systems Development)
Niyyat Bayramzada, Student Assistant 

Network Unit

Gemma Boetekees, Global Network Director
Thais Vanessa Ferreira Mattos, European Region Development Officer

Network Liaison
L. Fernando Rodriguez Terron, Network Liaison Manager
Andrea Renschler, Interim Network Liaison Manager
Laura Paulus, Network Liaison Consultant

FSC Africa Regional Office
Annah Agasha, Project Manager
Paul Opanga, Manager for Labour Issues
Mathieu Auger-Schwartzenberg, Director Congo Basin
Vincent Mnisi, Communications Manager
William Lawyer, Policy and Standards Officer, Congo Basin
Paule Muriel Mabiala Milandou, Administrative Assistant
Olivia Rickenback, HCV Officer Congo Basin
Manushka Moodley, Sub-Regional Coordinator for Southern Africa

FSC Latin America Regional Office
Pina Gervassi, Director
Janja Eke, Sub Regional Coordinator Central America
Maria Massaro Casa Rrubios, Office Manager
Paola Cassana, Key Account Officer Latin America
Yadid Ordonez, Policy and Standards Officer
Nishme Kahatt, Dispute Resolution Officer
Maria Luisa Munoz Cobo, Communications Manager
Maria Soledad Jaime Artega, Latin America Supply Chain Integrity Officer

FSC Europe Regional Office
Anand Punja, Director

FSC CIS Countries Regional Office
Andrei Ptichnikov, Director
Mariama Matila, Market Development Manager for CIS

FSC Asia Pacific Regional Office
Adam Beaumont, Director
Jayco Fung, Market Development Manager (Asia Pacific)
Shizuka Yasui, Quality Assurance Coordinator (Asia Pacific)
June Ng Thompson, Communications Manager
Jörn Struwe, Policy and Standard Officer (Asia Pacific)
Jing Zhang, Online Claims Platform Asia Pacific Coordinator
Hartono Prabowo, National Representative Indonesia
Indra Seti Dewi, Program Officer (Indonesia)

FSC China Office
Ma Lichao, FSC China National Representative
Wang Qinghua, Operations Director
Yu Yanqing, Business Development Manager
Wang Yanyan, Technical Officer
Wang Xiaoqian, Administration and Financial Assistant

FSC Investments and Partnerships

 Mark Smith, Head of Investments and Partnerships

Pamela Olson, Operations Manager
Jennifer Whitaker, Relationship Manager
Danielle Ganak, Development Associate

If you are interested to find out which different units make up the entities and what the different purposes of FSC AC, FSC IC and FSC GD are, please click on the pdf.

  • Information on the business purposes and units of FSC AC, IC and GD
    Information on the business purposes and units of FSC AC, IC and GD