Sandra is leading the Market and Development Division of Preferred by Nature and is responsible for developing a market strategy for our organisation in order to expand Preferred by Nature’s activities on all continents through the sales and marketing of our certification and support services, as well as through the identification of key alliances with strategic partners.
Working with an organisation that has such a significant impact in the world is very rewarding and motivating for me. In addition, I would be more than happy to increase my knowledge and experience in benefiting from Preferred by Nature’s expertise, especially in Sustainable Forest Management, Timber Legality and Sustainable Sourcing in general.
Prior to joining Preferred by Nature, Sandra worked as Africa Regional Director of Rainforest Alliance certification unit, RA-Cert based in Accra, Ghana. With over 10 years’ experience in the private sector, Sandra guides forestry and agricultural industries to international FSC certification, RSPO and ISO 14 001.
She developed and implemented it within companies. Sandra conducted internal audits, and worked with civil society, government institutions, independent producers and participated in the development of their external communications strategies.
Sandra was also actively involved in the drafting of national standards FSC and RSPO and was part of an early forest certification training programme in Africa.
Sandra acts as the Cocoa Commodity Lead for Preferred by Nature, representing the organisation in all aspects related to the commodity. Her role involves advocating and facilitating the widespread adoption of sustainable practices in cocoa production landscapes and supply chains.
With extensive experience in the cocoa sector, Sandra possesses invaluable expertise and knowledge that provide deep insights into market trends and challenges. She takes the lead in driving our teams' efforts to make positive impacts, shape market practices and establish partnerships aimed at transforming the cocoa sector at various levels.
She joined Preferred by Nature in 2018.
- FSC FM, LegalSource and RA SAS auditor
- MSc in Environmental Engineering and project leading
- Languages spoken: French and English