Our People

 

Our diverse and highly committed global team is the key to achieving our goals.

The key to our success is our team. We are a multicultural group of about 250 employees, mostly made up of local experts working in coffee-producing countries. Our headquarters are based in Germany, and the organization is active worldwide. What drives us is our dedication to making a real difference by strengthening the self-determination of farmers. We provide help for self-help; we build equal partnerships and strive for long-term solutions.

Our team is characterized by an inspiring mixture of idealism and pragmatism. Values such as trust, dedication, and loyalty guide our activities. These values do not only lead to a strong identification with the organization, but also to positive team spirit. » Contact Page

Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees sets our foundation's strategy and steers our operations. With their background, experiences and networks they are crucial factor to the prosperous development of our foundation.

 


Michael R. Neumann


Pablo García Camacho


Dr. Ulrike Murmann
Foto: Oliver Fantitsch/Kirchenkreis Hamburg-Ost


Prof. Dr. Stefan Tangermann


Olaf Tschimpke


Annemieke Wijn


Berry Marttin

Executive Management

Our Executive Management runs the day-to-day operations. Their diverse skill set and extensive experience ensure high-quality work in all of the foundation's activities.


Michael Opitz
Managing Director


Jens Sorgenfrei
Managing Director


Jorge Tiemeier
Member of Executive Management

Headquarters Team


Stine Albrecht
Program Manager coffee&climate


Anja Castorff
Project Controller


Fri Dessy
Project Accountant Asia Pacific


Britta Deutsch
Program Manager Knowledge Management


Dr. Alexander Ergenzinger
Financial Controlling Manager


Henning Ewald
Project Controller


Jesko Johannsen
Team Leader Communications


Flemming Kohn
Team Member Communications


Claudia Lemgau-Klimek
Financial Accountant


Cornelia Magnussen
Project Accountant West Africa


Sven Magnussen
Financial Accounting Manager


Walter Reichmann
Project Accountant Latin America


Marion Schenk
Human Resource Manager/Legal Counsel


Aaron Scheuerman
Communications Manager


Esther Schreiber
Project Accountant East Africa


Johannes Thoma
Executive Management Assistant


Kathrin Titze
Human Resource Manager - (Parental Leave)


Tobias Voigt
Monitoring & Evaluation Manager


Carlo Wessel
Team Member Monitoring & Evaluation