We are pleased to announce the unanimous appointment of Karen Mapusua as our newest Vice President!
Karen will assume the role as the successor to Frank Eyhorn, our current Vice President and Executive Board Member. Frank has been offered a position as the CEO of BioVision. In her new capacity, Karen will serve alongside President Peggy Miars and help spearhead the ongoing work of the 2017-2020 World Board to grow the global organic marketplace, communicate the health benefits of organic, train organic leaders, and facilitate capacity-building across the globe.
Bidding Farewell to Frank Eyhorn
IFOAM - Organics International will bid a fond farewell to Frank Eyhorn at the end of 2019. Frank has been a long-standing member of our board, and we owe him particular gratitude for his active role in supporting the implementation of our new organizational strategy, Organic 3.0, which has provided us a road map for the future development of the organic movement and positioned us to be an even more relevant agent of positive change! Although we will be saddened to see him go, we wish Frank all the best in his new position as the CEO of BioVision, a member of IFOAM - Organics International. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Frank in new ways!
Introducing Karen Mapusua
Karen has more than 13 years of experience in the organic sector. She has contributed to the development of both the Pacific Organic Standard, the world's first organic standard containing requirements for climate change and mitigation, and the Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community. We are thoroughly impressed with Karen's commitment to the organic movement, and are confident that her record in advocating for truly sustainable food and agricultural systems will serve her well, both in her Pacific Islands home and around the world. We welcome Karen to her new role and look forward to a successful collaboration!
Our World Board
Democratically elected by the membership of IFOAM - Organics International, this 10-member team is charged with overseeing and supporting our work growing the global organic marketplace, communicating the benefits of organic, training organic leaders, and facilitating capacity-building for organic farmers.
Our current World Board is comprised of representatives from Argentina, Fiji, Germany, India, Kenya, the Netherlands, South Korea, Switzerland, and the USA.