SAI Platform is driven by people dedicated to sustainable agriculture.

Executive Committee

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.

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Robert M. Erhard


Corporate Sustainable Agriculture Development – Head of Dairy, Nestlé

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Emily Kunen

Senior Director of Positive Agriculture Capabilities, PepsiCo

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Luc Beerens

Global Sustainable Sourcing Director, Mars Inc.

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Madhu Rajesh

Senior Director for Water & Agriculture, Coca-Cola

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Andrew Utterback

Global Lead for Sustainable and Regenerative Agriculture, Ingredion 

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Hansel New

Director of Sustainability, Dairy Farmers of America

Advisory Council

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.

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Jason Clay

Senior Vice-President of Markets and Food, WWF

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Arianna Giuliodori

Secretary General, World Farmers' Organisation

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Dr Tracey Jones

Director of Food Business, Compassion in World Farming

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Alan Johnson

Lead, Smallholder Supply Chains, IFC

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Jane Nelson

Director of the Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School

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Janet Ranganathan

Vice President Science and Research, WRI

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Carla Romeu Dalmau

Living Wage and Living Income Strategy Lead, IDH

Core Team

Our Core Team runs the operational business activities and carries out activities aimed at delivering SAI Platform’s mission.