The Executive Committee consists of food and drink industry representatives elected by the General Assembly for two years. It works together with the Platform Secretariat to discuss activities as well as to safeguard the quality and financial viability of the Platform.
Robert M. ErhardPresident
Corporate Sustainable Agriculture Development – Head of Dairy, Nestlé
Rob MeyersVice President
Sustainability Director, PepsiCo
Director Product Safety & Social Compliance, Ahold Delhaize
Global Sustainable Sourcing Director, Mars Inc.
Ghislain J. Pelletier
Vice President Agronomy, McCain Foods
V.P. Global Milk Procurement, Sustainability and R&D, Danone
Head of Advocacy, AB Sugar
Jan Kees Vis
Global Director Sustainable Sourcing Development, Unilever
Formed in 2004 to provide critical advice on the progress of the initiative, the Advisory Council is composed of experts in the field of sustainability, selected for their expertise and specific interest in issues linked to the economic, social and environmental pillars of sustainable agriculture.
It consists of representatives from NGOs, farmers organisations, research institutes and other stakeholder groups, advises on SAI Platform strategic direction, participates in the evaluation of the work of the Platform and its progress, and suggests potential new members.
Sustainable Agriculture Manager, The Nature Conservancy Brazil
Senior Vice-President of Markets and Food, WWF
Director, Natural Resource Security, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Secretary General, World Farmers' Organisation
Dr Tracey Jones
Director of Food Business, Compassion in World Farming
Lead, Smallholder Supply Chains, IFC
Director of the Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School
Vice President Science and Research, WRI
Carla Romeu Dalmau
Living Wage and Living Income Strategy Lead, IDH
Our Core Team runs the operational business activities and carries out activities aimed at delivering SAI Platform’s mission.