Fairtrade America the new organization in place of the Fairtrade International system (FIS) in the United State., today announces the appointment of Hans P. Theyer as its executive director. Prior to joining Fairtrade USA, Hans helped create and run a consult practice specialize in developing social impact strategy for businesses.
He earlier served as Executive Director of Agros International (EDAI), a non-profit organization devoted to rural poverty alleviation throughout Central America and Mexico. Hans was a leader in Microsoft Rural Computing effort, an initiative to empower emerging markets throughout the rural, developing world with access to information and communications technology.
First from Chile, Hans holds a Masters in Business Administration degree from UK Business School. He has 20 years of experience in business including sales, marketing and business development positions with Microsoft and leading international banking institutions.