Fairtrasa's global team consists of passionate social entrepreneurs with wide-ranging expertise, including in sustainable agriculture, small-scale farmer development, Organic food, community development, logistics, quality control, finance, international markets, and social business. If you're interested in joining or learning more about our team, please write to us through the contact form.
Patrick Struebi, Founder & CEO
Patrick founded Fairtrasa in 2005 after a personal epiphany led him to devote his life to social entrepreneurship. He has since grown Fairtrasa into a recognized leader in the farmer development space and a top provider of organic and fairtrade fruit worldwide. For his work as a pioneering social entrepreneur, Patrick was selected an Ashoka Fellow, an Endeavor Entrepreneur, a Yale World Fellow, and a Schwab Fellow, and was named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Schwab Foundation, the abc* Foundation, Univision, and Visionaris. In 2014, he was chosen as a New Champion by the World Economic Forum, joined the Clinton Global Initiative, and began an ongoing column on social entrepreneurship at Huffington Post. Patrick is currently Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute. Read more
Amanda is Fairtrasa’s Head of Sustainability and Senior Manager of Strategy. In this interview, Amanda discusses the meaning and importance of sustainable development for small-scale farmers, and reflects on her own experience with rural community development and social entrepreneurship.
In this interview, the Manager of Logistics for Fairtrasa Peru talks about why working for Fairtrasa gives him the perfect equilibrium between pursuing his personal passion and helping his community and country. The interview is published on Medium.
Our latest profile is of Peter Abma, Sales Manager for Fairtrasa Holland. In this interview (published on Medium), Peter talks about his experience in the organic fruit sector, the lessons he's learned, and how he expects the sector to evolve.
Jim's story is featured on Farming First's #IAmAg blog today, which highlights young agricultural leaders from around the world. Check out the great story of how Jim chose social entrepreneurship to help empower small-scale farmers and inspire change in his home country of Peru, and why he thinks the agricultural sector offers young people more opportunity than ever before.