The World Fair Trade Organization Announces New Chief Executive

The Board of Directors of the World Fair Trade Organization has announced the appointment of Erinch Sahan as Chief Executive effective 1 April 2018.

Erinch Sahan is the founder and head of the Future Business Initiative at Oxfam International. He led Oxfam’s work on promoting fairer models of business and a range of campaigning and advocacy teams. He has a bachelor’s degrees in Finance and International Business and in Law, and a Master’s Degree in International Law and International Relations.

Erinch Sahan stated that he “is immensely excited to join the WFTO at a time when the Fair Trade movement will be a critical force in shaping a new economic vision for our planet – one based on the values of Fair Trade.”

He will be the successor of Natalia Leal who has resigned from her position as WFTO Chief Executive to pursue other endeavors.

Read WFTO’s announcement here