Our People

our team during our Global Summit in Sep. 2015


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

David M. Neumann

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' staff

Stine Albrecht
Program Manager coffee & climate

Fri Dessy
Project Accountant Asia Pacific

Reena Eddiks
Communications Manager

Dr. Alexander Ergenzinger
Financial Controlling Manager

Henning Ewald
Project Controller

Gyde Feddersen
Program Manager Youth & Gender

Claudia Lemgau-Klimek
Financial Accountant

Flemming Kohn
Team Member Communications

Cornelia Magnussen
Project Accountant West Africa

Sven Magnussen
Financial Accounting Manager

Malisa Mukanga
Program Manager Youth

Walter Reichmann
Project Accountant Latin America

Marion Schenk
Human Resource Manager

Aaron Scheuerman
Communications Manager

Esther Schreiber
Project Accountant East Africa

Kathrin Titze
Human Resource Manager - (Parental Leave)

Tobias Voigt
Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Willem Wijn
Executive Management Assistant