Senior Project Manager
Ashwin holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in General Management from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He comes with experience working for sustainability standards (UTZ, and most recently RSPO) across different commodities including cocoa, coffee, tea and palm oil. He has worked on different portfolios within the standards space including private and public sector engagement in Europe, traceability, supply chain certification and smallholder livelihood improvement/certification. In his last role in RSPO, he was responsible for managing the global smallholder programme, based in Kuala Lumpur.
Prior to moving to the sustainable agriculture sector in 2011, Ashwin worked in the Information Technology sector in the US for 5 years providing services for an investment bank. He is a book-worm, traveller and enjoys cooking. He now spends his spare time understanding development economics and on improving access to quality education for children in India.