Sandra manages the certification activities in Africa, both in agriculture and forestry. She ensures that all operations in Africa are done according to internal and external procedures, that human resources are sufficient and adequately trained to deliver services where it is needed, and that our activities are in line with market demand and competition pressure. She is also responsible for developing our services and portfolio in the region.
Prior to joining NEPCon, 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.
She joined NEPCon in 2018.
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 NEPCon’s expertise, especially in Sustainable Forest Management, Timber Legality and Sustainable Sourcing in general.
FSC FM and RA SAS auditor in training
MSc in Environmental Engineering
Languages spoken: French and English