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Business purposes and units of FSC AC, IC and GD

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The Forest Stewardship Council 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 Asociación Civil

Kim Carstensen, Director General


Directors Office

Guillermina Garza, Director

Strategic and Organizational Development
Ian Hanna, Head of Investments & Partnerships
Pamela Olson, Operations Manager, Investments & Partnerships
Jennifer Whitaker, Relationship Manager

Advocacy
John Hontelez, Chief Advocacy Officer

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

FSC International Center

Policy and Standards Unit

Hans Joachim Droste, Policy and Standards Director
Cecilia Gervasi, Administrative Assistant

Forest Management Program
Pasi Miettinen, Program Manager
Gordian Fanso, Policy Manager (National Standards)
Maria Pilar Melero Bravo, Policy Manager (Forest Management)
Diana Franco Gil, Policy Manager (Forest Management)
Dian Intarini, Policy Manager (Forest Management)
Rebecca Jackson, Administrative Assistant (Forest Management)

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)
William Cook, Officer (Controlled Wood)
Amrita Narayanan, Development Manager

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

Social Program
Joachim Meier-Dörnberg, Social Policy Manager

FSC Global Development

Kim Carstensen, Managing Director
Frank Harnischfeger, Chief Operating Officer
Angela Rott, Executive Assistant
Anakarina Perez Oropeza, Global Engagement Manager
L. Fernando Rodriguez Terron, Interim Project Portfolio Manager


Quality Assurance Unit

Stefan Salvador, Director
Mandeep Bahadur, Administrative Assistant

Dispute Resolution Program
Amparo Arellano Gil, Manager (Dispute Resolution)

Monitoring and Evaluation Program
Marion Karmann, Program Manager
Susan Bernstein-Schuren, Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation)

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

Training Program
Stephan Clauß, Training Manager

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


Communications Unit

Karen van der Westhuizen, Director Communications
Viktoria Taterra, Administrative Assistant

Communications Program

Carla Brown, Program Manager
Jesse Cruz, Communications Officer
Estelle Ducroquet, Communications Officer   

Visual Creativity
Arturo Escobar, Creative Manager

Online Communications
Zohaib Zafar, Website Officer

Media Management
Alexander Dunn, Media Manager


Business Development Unit

Ann-Kathrin Hartmann, Administrative Assistant

Key Account Management Program
Julian Nierentz, Program Manager
Janne Bernholm, Key Account Manager
Felix Romero Cañizares, Key Account Manager
Satu Leppänen, Key Account Manager
Luca Costa, Key Account Officer

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

Marketing Program
Carla Tavares, Program Manager
Sara Sánchez, Officer (Marketing)
Emmanuel Anger, Brand Manager
Rebecca d'Almeida, Marketing Assistant


Central Services Unit

Michèle Schiffer, Administrative Assistant
Muhittin Kaya, Building Maintenance

Human Resources Program
Matthias Fecht, Program Manager
Christine Többe, Human Resources Manager
Benjamin Paul, Human Resources Assistant

Legal Department
Sebastian Wieschalla, Head of Legal Department
Salem Jones, Legal Officer
Morncliff Mudzvatangi, Trademark Administrator
Patricia Odongo-Behnert, Legal Assistant

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

IT Systems Development
René Schmitz, Program Manager
Maik Siebert, IT Officer

IT Operations and Maintenance
Holger Linz, IT Manager


Network Unit

Gemma Boetekees, Global Network Director
Astrid Lehmberg, Administrative Assistant

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

FSC Africa Regional Office
Chris Burchmore, Director
Annah Agasha, Project Manager
Paul Opanga, Sub Regional Coordinator East Africa
Mathieu Auger-Schwartzenberg, Program Manager Congo Basin
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
Samantha Venter, Key Account Officer 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, Interim 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

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.