15th May 2018
Alex Bjork, of World-Wide Fund US (WWF US) has become the new Chair of Bonsucro’s Members’ Council following his endorsement from the rest of the Members’ Council to take up the role. His appointment comes as the current Chair, Diane Stevenson, steps down after two years in the role.
Alex is Director of Private Sector Engagement for WWF US. In this role he manages WWF’s relationships with many leading companies in the food and beverage sector and works with them to develop sustainable sourcing strategies and commitments. Since joining WWF in 2009 he has supported WWF’s efforts to form the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef and helped develop an approach to assessing sustainability risks in supply chains. Alex has been WWF’s representative to Bonsucro since 2014, serving on the Members’ Council and Board of Directors since 2016. He has a M.B.A. in International Business and a M.A. in Global Trade and Finance from the University of Denver and a B.A. in History from Concordia College.
Bonsucro would like to extend its gratitude to Diane Stevenson after a long period of involvement on Bonsucro’s Board and Members’ Council.
The Members’ Council acts as a reference and sounding board for the Board of Directors, allowing members to have a critical input into the organisation. Under the Council’s original terms of reference, the Chair serves for a maximum of two years, and the Vice Chair is expected to succeed them, as is the case with Alex. Earlier this year, Bonsucro’s Board of Directors voted to reduce the terms for the Chair and Vice Chair to one year each, meaning that Alex will be in his role until March 21 2019. In April 2018 the Council elected Claudia Asensio as the new Vice Chair.