Daan de Vries

Chief Innovation and Technology Officer

Daan is the Chief Innovation and Technology Officer at the Rainforest Alliance. He is responsible for the innovation of our programs and systems, and new service development. This includes extending certification to other products, partnering on special sustainability programs with leading companies in the sector, and the development of ICT for agriculture.

Daan joined UTZ in 2007. He led the development and launch of the UTZ cocoa program in 2009, which has since grown into the world’s largest third-party sustainability program for cocoa. Daan holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Masters in mechanical engineering from Delft University of Technology.

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