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Global CEO, Fairtrade International

Fairtrade International is seeking to appoint a strong leader as its new Global CEO. Fairtrade International works to share the benefits of trade more equally – through standards, certification, producer support, programmes and advocacy. Founded in 1997, Fairtrade International is a non-profit, multi-stakeholder association of 22 member organizations. Fairtrade is the only global sustainability standard which is equally owned and managed by producers, for producers. It aims to end poverty in all its forms everywhere. Behind the Fairtrade label is one of the largest and most diverse global movements for change.


Accountable to the Board, the Global CEO is responsible for (i) maintaining alignment of the movement around the agreed ambitious five-year global strategy, (ii) ensuring a focus on delivery of the workplans that support it, and (iii) leading a process of change to adopt new ways of working. The successful candidate will also be Fairtrade’s principal global spokesperson and ensure high-level representation to international institutions, the media and business and development forums. The Global CEO will work in close collaborative partnership with the Executive Director of the Central Office and will seek to develop a team of peers’ leadership arrangement.


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To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to